This seems to be the next generation of action hero movies. This features a super-woman who is capable of outrageous stunts while still living in present-day reality. She fights, leaps from tall buildings, truck-to-truck on busy highways, breaks in to the White House, shoots the Russian premier...etc. Scene followed scene topping the last. It was eye-popping and fun but I wonder where they go from here.
This blending of cartoons (Batman, Spiderman) with real life appeals to the teenaged boys who make up much of the commercial audience and now live in their parents' basements well into their 30's. These feats on screen seem to be wish fulfillment for their powerless lives. This kind of extreme rule-breaking appeals to a people who feel themselves severely constrained.
I't's often said that films reflect their culture. If so, we're in trouble.