Wonder women: Strong female movie characters who inspire girls – SFGate

Above we highlight an eclectic mix of leading movie characters who don’t carry a magical lasso but who are equally brave and courageous. With reviews of the new “Wonder Woman” movie mostly glowing, families will be flooding theaters across the country to catch DC Comic’s latest superhero saga. ‘Wonder Woman’ is leavened by touches of screwball comedy, espionage caper and romantic adventure, as well as by what might be the most credible superhero screen kiss since upside-down Tobey Maguire planted one on Kirsten Dunst way back in Spider-Man, A New York Times review reads. “She deflects bullets and mortar shells on a sprint across no-man’s land, tosses an armored truck and demolishes a church steeple,” The Times review states. […] perhaps, most importantly, this brave character who’s fighting for America in World War I will give our girls a role model…

Source: Wonder women: Strong female movie characters who inspire girls – SFGate

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