Finally a female superhero movie! I’m giving Wonder Woman an A-.
Diana is the only child of the queen of the Amazons. Growing up in a fighting society, she sets out to be the best warrior and wants to learn fighting at a young age. Like many parents, Queen Hippolyta wants to protect her daughter and keep her safe. But it’s inevitable that Diana will learn to fight.
When the war slips through the veil, bringing a battle to the hidden paradise of Themyscira, Diana learns about the chaos going on in Man’s world. She vows to fight Ares and protect mankind, even if it means going against her mother. Traveling with Steve Trevor (played by Chris Pine), a pilot and secret agent, Diana sets out to stop Ares, but Steve’s goal is to prevent Dr. Maru from using her poison to destroy the innocents. With the aid of Steve’s friends, Diana learns the truth of her parentage and what is most important in life-Love.
DC has made a wonderful comeback with the Wonder Woman movie. It’s a fun origin story for a favorite character. And getting to see what makes her tick before The Justice League is great. Fans love the strong female lead as well as the amazing fight scenes. Gal Gadot rocks it as Diana, with heartfelt emotion and a smile.
But while the movie was good, it wasn’t fabulous. I expected more from it. I wanted to be emotionally connected to her but found myself watching for inconsistencies in the movie- such as hat on in one scene and off the next. Her beer moving mysteriously from hand to hand. I felt that Diana had a very simplistic view of mankind and their role in the world. I do realize her naiveté is a part of her, but I want her to ask the harder questions. Man can only be good or evil. But really man isn’t good or bad but a blend of both.
The Wonder Woman movie also draws a lot of comparisons to Captain America (Steve, Pilot, World War, Idealism) and while we got to see her past, it would have been nice to see more of the time between World War 1 and today… but I suppose they had to save something for the sequel which has already been green-lighted.
Fans will continue to flock to see this wonderful story of a strong woman. But don’t bother to sit through the credits, there isn’t an extra scene which is another thing which sets apart DC and Marvel.
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