“You have been my greatest love.”
What are we talking about here, archery? Well, yes, we’ll get to that. But in this case we’re referring to someone who might love archery as much as we do.
That line was delivered by Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) to her daughter Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) just before Prince left with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), a captain in the U.S. Army Air Service, to fight in World War I. Once embroiled in “the war to end all wars,” Prince became … wait for it … “Wonder Woman.”
An article on Forbes.com quotes a Fandango poll that found the 2017 “Wonder Woman” film is the summer’s most anticipated movie. We’re not surprised. It features a bow-wielding female who shoots arrows with pinpoint accuracy. How straight do your arrows fly? Find out here.
In the upcoming film, which releases June 2, Prince meets Trevor after he crashes onto her home island-nation of Themyscira, which is inhabited by all females. Before their introduction, Prince spent her life training to become a fierce Amazon warrior. When Trevor explains the war and controversies swirling outside Prince’s world, she’s convinced she can help.
Just before she leaves, her mother mourns and warns: “You have been my greatest love. Be careful, Diana. They do not deserve you.” Compelled by her sacred duty to defend and save the world, she embarks on an epic journey, encountering poisonous gases, deadly weapons and men with good, bad and evil intentions. Through it all, she handles herself like a lady … a powerful, well-mannered lady.
Wikipedia claims this “Wonder Woman” film “is the first summer tent pole superhero film directed by a woman.” More specifically, the webpage says Patty Jenkins is “the first woman to direct a superhero film with a female protagonist.”
And, we love it! We love it all. The director, the characters, the plot, the scenery, the movie … and the archery within it!
Based on the movie’s trailers, Wonder Woman’s arsenal includes a shield, sword, “lasso of truth,” bow and arrow, and racy armor in red, gold and blue.
In one sneak-preview Prince fires dual arrows from a longbow after leaping into the air, almost stopping in flight to focus on her release. Some believe archery could play a major role in the film, and we hope they’re right.
To witness this action-packed movie that teems with archery excitement, watch “Wonder Woman,” in theaters June 2.
To participate in arrow-slinging fun and become your own version of an Amazon warrior, visit an archery shop for expert advice, equipment outfitting and more!