After so much bashing on Gal Gadot, it’s time that people start criticizing the non-believers. Whether it’s “she’s too skinny,” or “cosplayers can do better,” folks always dig for reasons to not like things, but hey, you can’t please everyone. She’s 5’9”. With heels on, she looks at her male counterparts, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, who’s 6’4” and 6’1”, respectively, dead in the eyes. Plus, doesn’t a chick who could fight in heels deserve some respect? Uh, yeah. And you can’t deny she’s attractive. She may not be a bodybuilder, but you could see a hint of her sculpted arms and legs in her stance. So Diana is an Amazon from Themyscira, which has been described as being in modern-day Turkey. Very few ladies from that region have fair skin and blue eyes. Gadot doesn’t seem overly ethnic, but she does look like she got plucked from an island in the Mediterranean, which is close enough since she’s from Israel. Okay, so the red, blue, and gold isn’t so red, blue, and gold. But if you look past that, there are other cool details, such as the boots, tiara, breastplate, sword, lasso, bracelets, and dat “WW” on her waist. This costume looks true to anything imaginable when you consider that this is a skilled warrior and not some girl who decided to become a heroine overnight (I love Babs, though). The suit is probably dull since’s it’s the dawn of justice, so it will lead to a brighter horizon. So for the haters, you’ve seen Frozen, yes? LET IT GO.
Diana of Themyscira, by Jasric.
Spirited Away is a story of a ten-year-old girl who enters the spirit world, and tries to find a way back to the realm of humans. The major themes center on the protagonist, as well as her journey, which may be compared to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The archetypal entrance into another dimensional demarcates the character’s status as someone between child and adult, and standing outside societal boundaries in a supernatural setting. Besides the coming of age motif, Spirited Away contains critical commentary on modern Japanese society concerning environmental pollution, generational conflicts, and the struggle with dissolving traditional culture. Released in 2001, the film made ¥30.4 billion to become the highest-grossing movie in the history of Japan. Also, it’s the first to earn $200 million worldwide before opening in the United States. Spirited Away is a dazzling, enchanting, and gorgeously-drawn fairy tale that will leave viewers fascinated by the world that we live in.
Chihiro and Haku, by Amira Tanany.
The Hope of Mankind