Friday, July 28, 2017
In the hit movie, "Wonder Woman" the climatic struggle between the force of evil, the god Aries and Diana, the Wonder Woman, Diana seems to be getting the worst of it. She has placed her fighting powers against all the evil soldiers in the battles of WWI, in order to get to Aries, who she has come to destroy and return peace to the world. Violence against violence. She has won up until this point, but as she looks up to the sky from under a pile of heavy rubble that has pinned her down, with Aries hovering over her, she sees a plane being flown by Steve Trevor, the American spy who has led her from her safe island home of women to the fight of WWI. Trevor loves her, but knows that to win this fight, he must sacrifice himself. He does. With that self-sacrifice Aries is blown away. The fighting of soldier against soldier stops. Diana realizes, as she says, a bit later in another post war scene, that only love will defeat evil. All her fighting powers would not do it. Now, will there be a sequel? Is evil permanently eradicated? I think not. Diana sends an email message in the final scene to Bruce Wayne...BATMAN. Aries lurks. Keep loving.