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Mini Movie Reviews: "Wonder Woman 1984" and "Promising Young Woman"

I was never much of a Wonder Woman fan, but the trailer for "Wonder Woman 1984" still compelled me to watch it. Why? Well, because it's Wonder Woman 1984, and the 80s era is my favorite. I just wanted to get a little fix of the 80s for 2.5 hours. I didn't have much faith that I would enjoy the movie, however.

The flick turned out to have an excellent plot, though. The moral of the story is to be very careful what you wish for.  We sometimes pine away so desperately for the things we don't have, that we lose sight of what we do have. Then we lose our most precious possessions in pursuit of what we think we want. 

The entire movie revolved around the concept of making wishes and having to pay the piper when he comes to collect. I liked it because I thought it had some deep concepts. The movie also had a lot of action in it, and I got to see Wonder Woman in some pretty cool suits. I was a little disappointed that they didn't insert a gigantic vintage Conion or Lasonic boombox somewhere in the flick. Still, they made up for it by inserting a classic Lynda Carter for a guest appearance. 

I'll give it 3.5 stars for its food for thought. Wonder Woman fans might enjoy it a little more than I did, but it's definitely worth a watch. 

"Promising Young Woman" is about a woman who experienced trauma in high school and chose to handle it in a devious way. She chose the path of vengeance instead of choosing the paths of forgiveness and perseverance. Though she chose a path I don't agree with, I still got a kick out of some of the antics in this black comedy/ thriller. I chose to watch it because it was unique. It was different from all the other holiday-soaked theater offerings that have been coming out lately. 

The movie did a splendid job of keeping me interested and wondering what was going to happen next. It had a bit of a feminist feel and somewhat of a vigilante spirit, but it was quite entertaining. You definitely won't be bored if you check it out, and you'll get an interesting surprise at the end. I give it four stars for the originality and the scorned-trauma-survivor perspective. The way they pulled this off with a hint of comedy laced into it was ingenious.  

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Be Mindful of the Enemy

An excerpt from somebody's book: 

"The worst kind of enemy is the one who comes under the guise of a friend or "loved one." It's one thing for a person to say, "I don't like you. I hate you. You repulse me. Get the hell away from me. I wish you nothing but bad fortune." It's quite another thing for a person to get close to you and touch you but then fail to disclose their hatred of you. 

Personally, I like my enemies to be honest and forthcoming. Unfortunately, honesty isn't the enemy's forte. Many people in the world have malice toward other people, and hell has blessed them with the gift of hiding it with a smile. Encountering these kinds of people is worse for women because we're emotional creatures. Men can engage in "physical relations" with people they vehemently hate. Most women can't. The whole reason we engage in "physical relations" is that we have love for the other person. Men, for the most part, have "physical relations" to fulfill a physical need. It's very difficult for a woman to do such things without having feelings. I'm not saying that all women are incapable of having meaningless relations, but many are. On the other hand, men can do it repeatedly, and that makes women super-susceptible to being targeted by narcissistic men. These men have nothing but hatred in their hearts for the women they bed and wed, but they have a charming hell-blessing that allows them to disguise it

This makes it hard for a woman who's looking for mutual love to thrive. It seems like we always have to watch our backs, keep our guard up, and observe new relationships for quite some time before getting too involved. It's not impossible to find real love, but it's kind of challenging these days."