What Writers Should Learn From Wonder Woman
In this video, Just Write gives us a crash course on “bathos,” a term for when the tone of a piece of literature or movie suddenly switches from serious to trivial, usually for comedic effect. Arguing that, “We have become a culture adrift in bathos,” Just Write sees this trend as a sign that creators don’t have confidence in their own films. He then invites us to look at how Wonder Woman intentionally breaks with the bathos mania. Patty Jenkins set out to make a sincere movie, and the result is an inspiring film with a protagonist who actually stands for something.