Movie Review: The Malden man and his Wonder Women

Film Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote; directed by Angela Robinson By Jennifer McClain In 1948, a German born psychiatrist named Fredric Wertham began his crusade against comic books. While treating juvenile delinquents, he found them reading comic books and decided that comic books caused delinquency.  This was a typical, correlation implies causation argument, proven false years later by Carol Tilley.  However, a number of community leaders did rally against comic books,  gathering them up in wagons, and burning them in huge pyres. A scene of this destruction opens the recently released  Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,  a cinematic romp into the man who inspired the heroine featured in this summer’s blockbuster, Wonder Woman. The camera then zooms in on a man looking sadly at a burning Wonder Woman comic — this is  the subject of the movie, William Moulton Marston, the creator of Wonder Woman and a graduate of Malden High School as well as the inventor of the lie detector.  Unfortunately, the movie doesn’t depict Martson’s […]