Fighting for Justice: Wonder Woman Movie Review


“Wonder Woman” was much better than I was expecting. 🙂

Getting objectionable content out of the way first: There’s obviously Diana’s corset+miniskirt outfit, some innuendo, and a scene with & shot of a guy with nothing on. 

There’s a little of that feminist “girls are better than guys” schtick, but part of that is because the Amazons are  basically an elite military squad. World War I soldiers in the movie do plenty of fighting. Diana’s just better because she’s had years of specialized training. 

Women in the regular military isn’t Biblical, but women stepping up in time of trouble or war to do strategic, warlike things is (Deborah, Jael, Esther). Diana sees a need in the war and she can do something about, so she does, which is Biblical. This, after her tribe ridiculously does not accompany her to the fight after spending their lives in training for that very purpose. 

“If you know what is right to do but you do not do it, you sin.”

-James 4:17

Also, Diana’s incredulity at and passion against some modern war practices like politicians and generals sitting back in safe offices making decisions that’ll end thousands of young lives is a VERY welcome point. 

Before seeing it, I got the impression that the film was going to bash us over the head about ending war, but thankfully it’s not just one big anti-war sermon. Diana comes to see that ending war isn’t possible; the Bible says as much. The end message is Diana learning to get used to fighting for the right and assisting humanity with all its faults and flaws and glories.  

She finally understands there will always be evil to fight because humanity has been corrupted by the god of war Ares–and they continue to let themselves be corrupted. (Man’s sinful nature, as confirmed in the Bible.) There will always be the innocent, poor, and needy to save. There will always be justice to uphold. Who will fight for that?

That’s a message that echoes the Bible. Humans are complicated and God knows that. He helps us much more than we deserve, too. And He insists on our continued fighting the good fight, upholding righteousness, and “occupying till He comes” 

“But judgment will return to righteousness, and all the upright in heart shall follow it. 

Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?”

-Psalm 94:16

-Pictures via the Wonder Woman Movie Facebook page

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Savin’ the World: The Incredibles


This is one of my very favorite movies; in fact, it was the inspiration for my Superheroine doll outfit. So, I though I’d share a little about this very cool movie 😀

Pictures were again taken by me on a digital camera.

The Incredibles: SPOILERS THROUGHOUT

Superheroes used to be popular and respected, defenders of law and justice.

However, some years ago, based on complaints, the government discontinued its Supers program and sent all current Superheros and Superheroins undercover, giving them secret identities and expecting them to live quiet, unobtrusive lives. Included in this sweep were super-strong Mr. Incredible (with secret identity of Bob Parr)…

…and super-stretchy and flexible Elastigirl (now Helen).

Fifteen years later, they are married and have a family, with kids Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack.

But Bob, yearning for the old days, is not satisfied working his boring desk job.

And the kids are struggling to hide their superpowers and fit in at school.

When contacted about an opportunity to get back in his Supersuit and work a secret job for a company, Bob readily agrees.

However, he soon realizes he has stumbled upon a dastardly plot.

Captured by the villainous Syndrome, he has no hope of escape.

That’s when the rest of the family (except baby Jack-Jack, who is being babysat by a naive friend)…

…with help from Superheroine costumer Edna…

…must step in to help.

Attacked by Syndrome…

…they must find alternate transportation. Helen (Elastigirl!) stretches into a boat shape while Speedster Dash runs as fast as he can to propel them through the water.

Once on land, Helen ventures into Syndrome’s hideout to find her husband…

…and the kids are discovered…

…and chased through the jungle by merciless guards.

Violet utilizes her powers of invisibility and force fields while Dash uses his speed, both to escape, and to take down as many villains as possible.

They meet up with their parents and the whole family makes a stand as they are attacked in the jungle…

…until Syndrome catches the whole family.

Escaping through the use of Violet’s force field, they head home only to find the Supervillan has released his nearly-invincible OmniDroid on the city. He plans to heroically stop it and set himself up as the ultimate Superhero, but the machine quickly rages out of control.

The Parr family works together…

…with help from fellow Superhero and family friend Frozone…

…to destroy the OmniDroid and save the city.

Furious, Syndrome kidnaps Jack-Jack and nearly escapes, until Jack-Jack shows his powers of Shapeshifting and causes the villain to drop him. Bob throws a car at Syndrome’s plane and the villain loses his grip, his cape sucking him into the propellors.

The Parrs’ house is destroyed…

…but they are saved by Violet’s force field.

With everything set right, the Parrs are closer than ever as a family, and ready to save the world at a moment’s notice.

Superheroine


Superheroine doll

We recently watched the Disney Pixar (animated) movie “The Incredibles,” which I really liked.  That movie was the main inspiration for this outfit 🙂  So I created this superheroine and an outfit for her–she has a backstory, family, superpowers, all that… 🙂

To start with, there’s the superhero staple–a spandex supersuit!  I made that out of a dark blue sock that had a great stretch to it.  It’s all one piece.  Then i took the silver corset and halter top off of the Sci-fi girl‘s outfit, because I felt it would look better with this outfit.  (You can read more about how I made the silver corset and top here.)  Red plastic boots (which I didn’t make) complete the outfit.

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