Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins, the director of Monster and star’s Gal Gadot as Diana Prince. When pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crashes on her island and tells of the conflict on the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, while discovering her full powers and true destiny.
I went to the Cinema really excited, but at the same time realistic. I know of the overwhelmingly positive reaction this film is getting and of course, the Rotten Tomatoes score, which has never been wrong before has it?!?!
Lest we forget last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Suicide Squad, the less we talk about them the better, but even Man of Steel, the only DCEU film that I like, splits both fans and critics down the middle.
We are still waiting for that DCEU movie to knock us off our feet, a film that we can watch over and over again and I am happy to report that Wonder Woman is that film.
Wonder Woman is the first real legitimately good DCEU movie, despite all of the hate that went her way when she got cast, Gal Godot owns the role of Wonder Woman. She is full of joy, hope and completely without cynicism, this is a fantastic casting choice, she really nailed this role.
This movie is a total blast from start to finish, it has a lot of things I want to see in a superhero movie. It’s extremely funny, Chris Pine brings a lot to the movie, he’s not just some guy she constantly saving, he actually brings quite a bit to her character and her to him.
They have amazing chemistry with each other. They both learn from each other and their relationship in the film went to emotional heights that I did not expect and I was genuinely touched by the end of the film.
Another aspect I liked was Patty Jenkins and the screenwriters took the time to have smaller moments to help flesh out the characters. There’s a beautiful scene where Steve teachers Diana how to dance, it’s these small moments that really help us to connect to the characters on screen.
When the action is going down, my God it’s satisfying. There’s a lot of tiny action moments, but there are three major set pieces, one in each act. There’s an incredible sequence on her homeland, an amazing World War One sequence and of course the big epic finale, and added with the epic score it really does all come together.
The finale does get a little CGI-heavy, which is to be expected, this is Wonder Woman after all. I think they handle it better than the Doomsday’s ending in BVS, but some people still might not like it, but as I actually cared about the characters it didn’t bother me that much.
DCEU also does the Marvel thing here as well, by giving us poorly underdeveloped villains that kind of feel thrown into the movie which is poor.
Wonder Woman is pretty much exactly what I would want out of a Wonder Woman movie, I am so happy to say that this is the first great DCEU movie and I had a blast with it.
Wonder Woman gets my recommendation of “A Must See!”