5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After “Wonder Woman”

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Families can talk about everything from women’s roles in comics and superhero films to the importance of compassion and empathy.

Common Sense Media logoBetsy Bozdech
Common Sense Media
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two

 

The highest-profile comic book adaptation to date featuring a female superhero, Wonder Woman is an engaging, entertaining, empowering, and surprisingly diverse superhero story with strong messages about teamwork, courage, and compassion. It also has lots of action violence and romance — all of which means this Common Sense Seal-honored adventure offers plenty for families to talk about. Try these discussion questions to get started:

  • Talk about women’s roles in comics and superhero films. What makes Diana a role model in Wonder Woman? How does her intelligence shine throughout the movie? What about the rest of the Amazons? What did you think about the fact that many of them are thin, conventionally beautiful, and wearing brief/tight-fitting outfits?
  • How do the characters in Wonder Woman demonstrate courage and teamwork? What about Diana’s keen sense of compassion and empathy? Why are those all important character strengths?
  • What do you think about the way superhero movies depict violence? Is there a difference in the way you react to realistic vs. stylized violence? What’s the impact of media violence on kids?
  • Wonder Woman, the character, was created in 1941 and has always been very popular. So why do you think it took so long for her to get her own movie? What about today’s culture welcomes such a role?
  • How is Wonder Woman similar to and different from male superheroes such as Superman, Batman, and Iron Man?

 


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Betsy’s experiences working in online parenting and entertainment content were the perfect preparation for her role as Common Sense’s executive editor of ratings and reviews. After earning bachelor’s and master’s… Read more

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This post was originally posted by Common Sense Media on 6/2/17.

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3 Comments on “5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After “Wonder Woman””

  1. Thanks for sharing and this will make great dinner conversation as i plan to see this with both my granddaughters

  2. Your questions are awesome! We are going to see this. I can’t wait to ask why my girls think it took so long for her to have her own movie! Great thinking questions are my favorite to ask my girls. Love the imaginations they have. And what a role model! She is beautiful!

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