Activists Wonder Why Wonder Woman Playing, Seek Ban in Lebanon


After Steve exposes Diana to the war (there's also the discovery of a unsafe gas the Germans plans to use on Allied Forces that Steve wants to stop), we get into Diana unveiling her Wonder Woman powers to the world with stunning fight sequences. Talking about it in length, he said, "Wonder Woman proves to be an emotionally resonate film that won me over with its refreshing take on the superhero formula that featured something we haven't seen in the DCEU yet: a true, bona fide hero".

Lebanon has been at war with Israel for several decades, and the country has a law in place that prohibits Lebanese citizens from buying Israeli products, and bans travel to Israel or any contact with Israeli citizens. No really, everyone else has only had positive things to say about the film so it's just interesting that the only two who had negative things to say (and their reviews missed the entire point of the film) were men.

Despite initial efforts to ban the film, the AP reports that the movie is expected to screen in at least one theater in Beirut on Wednesday, and posters and digital billboards are visible around the capital city.

Officials at the Lebanese economy ministry were not immediately available for comment.

Reflecting tightening of censorship, an Egyptian movie about a celebrity Muslim cleric, Mawlana, and a Lebanese movie, Beach House, about friends discussing their identities were banned in Lebanon earlier this year.

"How deliciously ironic that in a genre where the boys seem to have all the fun, a female hero and a female director are the ones to show the fellas how it's done", the review said. The two movies were approved in Egypt.

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When we first meet her in the movie, Diana Prince is an Amazon Princess who has never seen a man in her life.

The movie is set to release in India on the same day as Priyanka Chopra's Hollywood debut, Baywatch, ie June 2.

Gadot was born in Israel and served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a combat trainer as part of the mandatory military service all Israeli citizens participate in. It has earned Gadot acclaim, as a rare leading female role.

Associated Press writers Aya Batrawy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Thomas Adamson in Paris contributed.

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