(Photo: Allison Upchurch)
Humankind is said to be a story “altogether,” and that story was shown in a movie night event hosted by Regis’ Residence Life and Student Activities. With popcorn and candy at the ready, Regis students gathered on the Beach on Saturday night to watch one of this summer’s biggest movies, Wonder Woman.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wonder Woman was the top-grossing film of the summer at the domestic box office, reaching over $400 million.
Based off the DC superhero comics, this movie follows Diana (a.k.a Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot), an Amazon warrior who has grown up training in combat on an island inside a hidden force field called Themyscira. When intelligence spy Steve Trevor (played by Chris Pine), breaks through the force field, Diana learns that World War One is taking place and believes that Ares, the Greek god of war, is behind it. With that, Diana joins up with Steve and a ragtag team of sharpshooters and smugglers, and together they fight their way through enemy forces to stop mass destruction to the world.
“Content-wise, I appreciate how it has a strong female lead,” Regis student Gabi says. “This portrayal of a superhero matches up to what we have been reading about in my RCC 200 [entitled “Superheroes”] class.”
“Compared to other DC movies, it was done well storyline wise,” Regis student Ben states.
So, what does it mean for the students of the Regis community to gather like this? Not only is it interesting to watch a movie while underneath the night sky, but it can also go along with answering one of the fundamental questions one can be asked when studying here - “how ought we to live together?” With a movie such as Wonder Woman, it’s an example of acknowledging all human dignity and worth despite the differences that come between people. By coming together to share in this message, the Regis community can take the examples set in this movie and practice them in their everyday lives.