What’s more American than Wonder Woman? Well, hating women and not understanding why, for starters. Also, loving clashing, fully-saturated color schemes and not understanding why.
On Friday, Fox News host Neil Cavuto of the program Your World with Neil Cavuto (unfortunately, yes, we’re forced to share), got his panties in a bunch over the colors of Wonder Woman’s outfit in the latest franchise film that opened on Friday.
“‘Wonder Woman’ is out in theaters right now. Some are calling it less American because her outfit isn’t red, white and blue,” said Cavuto. “and, in order to appeal for foreign audiences, [it has] very little reference to America at all.”
For the record I have not yet seen the film, and Wonder Woman is an Amazonian warrior princess. The actress who plays Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, is Israeli.
But that isn’t even my favorite part, no, the best line is when guest Dion Baia—who according to his Twitter bio is a writer, actor, podcaster, and frequent contributor to Your World—jumps in to add, “I think, nowadays, sadly, money trumps patriotism. Especially, recently, I personally feel like we’re not really very patriotic, the country, in a certain sense. They want these movies to succeed internationally, so they’re going to dial back.”
Did anyone tell this guy that U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Munchin helped finance the film? Or, more to the point, that America is made out of money?
He’s correct though in thinking that Wonder Woman has succeeded. It’s massive opening weekend, domestically and internationally, has garnered $200 million in two days, shattering expectations and making this the highest grossing opening weekend for a female-directed film in cinematic history.