I reviewed "Wonder Woman":
If history repeats itself, many of the reviews of the new “Wonder Woman” film will focus on the gender of its protagonist. When “Bridesmaids” elicited a gender-focused response (“Wow! A female-led comedy!”), it still didn’t keep the female-led “Ghostbusters” from burning down the Internet (“No, it’s a female-led comedy!”)
Like those examples, “Wonder Woman” now enters the male-dominated superhero genre, and making gender the focus of a review for any movie that has the word “Woman” in the title makes a certain sense.
Except, nobody talks about the gazillion movies with the word “Man” in the title as being “about” men, so before I get into how I think this movie succeeds as an arresting, rich and artfully crafted gender-politics manifesto, I want to first describe how “Wonder Woman” works entirely apart from that.