Some Questions About Wonder Woman's Plot (SPOILERS AHEAD)
I just saw Wonder Woman on Monday in IMAX 3D and it was a lot of fun. I'm glad DC finally pulled it's head out of its ass and gave a superhero a meaningful reason to do something besides a, "Wait, your mom's name is Martha too????" plot point. I'm not going to do a review here since Sammy already did one that's worth a read. I'm here to ask some questions I had after the movie. Maybe you can answer them in the comments.
AGAIN, THERE ARE SPOILERS AHEAD SO DON'T BITCH IF YOU KEEP READING BUT HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET.
LAST CHANCE. QUESTIONS ARE BELOW THIS PICTURE.
- Did Steve Trevor HAVE to die? Sure it provides an emotional punch to the gut for Diana and essentially "unlocks" her powers by showing that not all mankind is bad, but why not just land the plane somewhere else nearby or ditch it in the waters off the coast? The main German baddie Ludendorff who was hellbent on releasing the gas was dead already.
- Why not just give his "super inhaler gas" to his army? Ludendorff has a gas that we saw that powers him up and lets him take on Diana mano a womano and makes us think he's Ares. Why just used the gas on yourself? Make super soldiers with that stuff.
- Why does Diana not go back to Themiscyra? Yes, I know we don't know for sure that she didn't but the movie kind of implies that she sticks around...running a mini-museum(?). Her mother tells her right before she sails away with Trevor, that if she leaves, she may never return. That could mean two things: either she's warning her that she might die and never see home again OR she's effectively banishing her, which does happen in the comics.
- Does she give up being a superhero for a century? in Batman v. Superman we saw that something that happened to her caused her to give up being a heroine for a long time. I'm guessing now that was Steve Trevor's death. I find that kind of weird because Steve showed her about sacrifice and that heroism is the path to choose to help others so you would think that would drive her to keep helping others. Maybe she did just on the down-low. Maybe they'll answer this in future movies.
- Did Wonder Woman skip WWII? In BvS it seems that Batman hadn't heard of Diana until that point in the movie and I would think that if she played a role in it, it would have been obvious and Bruce Wayne would have already known about her and been able to find more than just the picture of the group from WWI. Also I would think that fighting Hitler would rank pretty high on her list of wrongs-to-right before Doomsday came along.
So what do you think? Got any answers for me? Post them in the comments section and maybe we can get a discussion going. Also don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.