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Wonder Woman: The Structure and The Politics of The Action Blockbuster

Wonder Woman: The Structure and The Politics of The Action Blockbuster

"...If you’ve been following my podcast, you know that I’ve been talking for some time about the desperate need for some smart people to start writing superhero movies. Action movies and superhero movies are the mythologies of our time-- millions of people see them, and as much as we might like to dismiss them as pure entertainment, the truth is, they irrevocably shape our view of the world, our children’s view of the world, the stories we tell ourselves about how to be our best selves, how to solve our problems, and what it means to be a hero. In this way, all action movies are political. Which is why it’s so darn nice to see a movie like Wonder Woman kicking ass at the box office..."

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