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Wonder Woman: A Nostalgic Hero Returns to the Big Screen

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In your satin tights,
Fighting for your rights
And the old Red, White and Blue.*

Today we have a wonder-filled Throwback Thursday for you. Next month, nostalgic audiences will welcome the return of Diana Prince, better known as Wonder Woman.

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Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman (2017)

First appearing in the 1941 comic, All Star Comics #8, Wonder Woman has since seen plenty of action through the decades, fighting an assortment of bad guys from Nazis to supervillans. She always prevailed, not only because of her exceptional fighting ability, but also because she had some handy super hero hardware to go along with her super hero patriotic tights (her sexy — or as some would say, sexist — version of the typical super suit worn by male super heroes). Bulletproof bracelets and shield, a telepathic tiara, and the Lasso of Truth have been mainstays to her crime-fighting arsenal.  Add to that her invisible plane, and you have a super hero that has instilled wonder, in every sense of the word, in generations of DC Comics fans and critics alike. (She has sparked continuing debate in some interesting articles such as this one and this one and this one).

Feminism and sexism and cheesy theme songs aside, one of our favorite nostalgic iterations of Wonder Woman was of course the 1970’s version played by Linda Carter.

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Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman (1975)

Now tell us you’re not feeling just a little bit nostalgic for crime-fighting 70’s shows featuring women… Maybe you remember Wonder WomanMaybe you remember The Bionic WomanMaybe you remember Charlie’s Angels. Maybe you remember The Secrets of Isis (no not that ISIS).

We love seeing remakes of classic stories/characters when they are done well (a difficult task to be sure). Hopefully, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will not disappoint. Will nostalgia for Wonder Woman of old translate to blockbuster status for the new Wonder Woman and the upcoming Justice League movie (yes, she is in that one too)?

Time will tell.

In the meantime, here’s a recent fan-made video with lots of awesome 70’s Wonder Woman action for you to enjoy!

So tell us fellow Nostalgia Seekers… Are you going to see the new Wonder Woman movie?
* From the Wonder Woman Theme Song (1975)  by Norman Gimbal and Charles Fox

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30 thoughts on “Wonder Woman: A Nostalgic Hero Returns to the Big Screen

    1. I am too! I hope it does well at the box office! Glad we could give you a childhood flashback!

  1. Don’t forget She-Ra 🙂 In 1984 I was Wonder Woman for Halloween. I had never felt so cool in my life. Her lasso of truth would come in handy sometimes today. I am very excited about the new movie and am very amused at those who argue that Wonder Woman (in the movie) is an unrealistic hero because she has taken time to shave her underarms. I guess you can’t stop crime if you spend too much time on hygiene. 😉 As always, thank you for this wonderful walk down Memory Lane. You are super!

    1. Ah yes, She-Ra (she was an 80’s character, right?) I’ll bet there will be a lot of Wonder Woman costumes this coming Halloween! The debates surrounding Wonder Woman are pretty interesting, aren’t they? I’m glad you enjoyed the post! Cheers!

  2. I wasn’t into super heroes much but I will be prob be going to see the new movie. My teen has already mentioned it a few times.

  3. I am going to watch the movie! It will be interesting how a female superhero lead plays out to the public. Everyone always thinks about the original, so we will see how Gal Gadot does!

    1. The trailers look pretty good I think! Looking forward to seeing Gal Gadot kick some bad guy butt!

    1. Well I hope this post gave you a little taste of who Wonder Woman is and I hope you go see the movie and enjoy it!

  4. Definitely going to check it out! I am all about girl power, and I am glad to see more movies coming out with strong women!

  5. I’m pretty excited for it, I’m a fan of all of these superhero remakes. 🙂 I just saw a preview for it last week when we saw Guardians of the Galaxy and I thought it looked pretty good!

    1. Glad we could supply some new Wonder Woman info to you! 🙂 I hope you enjoy the movie!

    1. Yes, they have given the costume a more edgy look for sure, although we’re pretty nostalgic for Linda Carter’s 70’s get-up. Thanks for commenting!

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