Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Why Israelis Think Gal Gadot Is Wonderful

Diana, princess of the Amazons and trained to be an unconquerable warrior, leaves a sheltered island paradise to fight alongside man in a war to end all wars. Diana then discovers her full powers and her true destiny. She is Wonder Woman.

Released this week by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film "Wonder Woman" is directed by Patty Jenkins and is based on characters from DC Comics. The much-anticipated live action superhero film starring Gal Gadot is here at last!

The film has generated a lot of pre-release buzz in Israel because of its star. Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress who launched a successful modeling career after winning the Miss Israel title in 2004. Israelis think their Wonder Woman is absolutely wonderful!

Gal made her film debut in the “Fast & Furious” film franchise but it was her supporting role as Wonder Woman in the 2016 film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” that put her on center stage. Many viewers said that Gal stole the screen whenever she appeared in that film and her success led to an expansion of the role into the “first live-action movie to feature the most famous and iconic female superhero of all-time.”

The film is already generating favorable reviews from critics and audiences all over the world and it is on a path to blockbuster success. It’s a huge improvement over the 1970s’ television series starring Lynda Carter.

I won’t be rushing to the theaters to see “Wonder Woman” anytime soon. Superhero movies just aren’t my thing. Still, like my fellow Israelis, I am extremely proud of Gal Gadot.

Gal, 32-years-old and a mother of two, is a household name in Israel. Unlike Bar Refaeli, another Israeli exported into the world of supermodels, Gal served for two years in the Israel Defense Forces. Her role in the "Fast and Furious" films was that of an ex-Mossad agent. In other words, she has done a lot, both onscreen and offscreen, on Israel's behalf.

During the 2014 conflict between Israel and Gaza, also known as Operation Protective Edge, Gal posted a photograph on her Facebook page showing herself praying with her daughter Alma.

“I am sending my love and prayers to my fellow Israeli citizens,” she wrote. “Especially to all the boys and girls who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas, who are hiding like cowards behind women and children...We shall overcome!!! Shabbat Shalom! #weareright #freegazafromhamas #stopterror #coexistance #loveidf”

Israelis are proud of Gal Gadot. We wish her all the best as she fights to save humanity in what could be the start of a new film franchise. Wonder Woman is wonderful!


  1. Thanks for this. I think I will try to see the movie - even if I have to wait for the NetFlix version.

  2. Thanks for this. I think I will try to see the movie - even if I have to wait for the NetFlix version.