WONDER WOMAN

Director: Patty Jenkins

02

JUNE, 2017

  • Title: Wonder Woman
  • Director: Patty Jenkins
  • Series: DC Universe
  • Run-time: 2h 21min
  • Rating: PG13
  • Release Date: 2 June 2017

I have been waiting for Wonder Woman to come to the big screen since DC got it’s act together and began to chase Marvel’s success. I was teased in Batman v Superman…and then had to wait like forever. Now – I’m waiting for Justice League. But, I have to say, Wonder Woman was worth the wait.

Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress, stars as the most epic of all female superheroes, and she rocks the roll. She captures the feeling of Diana, Princess of THE Amazons so well.

The film is stuffed full of action and a lot of war, since the “flashback” of this origin story shows her coming into the human world via WWI, prodded by the crash landing of Captain Steve Trevor, played by the smoking hot Chris Pine.

Besides all the war, piles of dead bodies – the film is very family friendly. There is no blood, PG language, and a hint of romance – that I really thought would be more but was basically a kiss that faded to black, with the hint of characters having sex. There is a scene with Chris Pine nude, with a flash of him “covering himself” and an innuendo about size – but it’s not anything to get anyone worked up over. I’ve seen worse on prime time. Other critics have mentioned that it’s “romance saturated,” which I have to give a big defiant BULLSHITE to. There was a romance between Diana and Steve, but it was nothing compared to Lois and Clark – um heavy on the romance, not?

Overall, the movie kicks serious butt. I still think DC is nipping at Marvel’s hindquarters as far as the epicness of the films. DC’s new universe movies are just a bit more sparkly than Marvel’s gritty sexiness, and at times almost cliche in their portrayal of their characters. I do feel that movies like Batman v Superman and Wonder Woman have a lot more thought put into their universes and origin stories. And the writing has more depth, in the sense of a deeper meaning and overall theme – instead of good vs. evil, for evil’s sake. Even though DC has serious issues with their bad guys. The same held true for Wonder Woman, the final fight scene was almost comical, and a bit…well like nails on a chalkboard. I’m going to put this bit in spoiler quotes, read on at your own risk…

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Even after Wonder Woman, I believe Marvel is still winning this war. And – I have to say, I’m really looking forward to Spiderman Homecoming. I got to see the preview today. Can you say — excited?

“We’re headed to the front. We’re probably going to die. This is a terrible idea!”

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins

Stars: Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Capt. Steve Trevor

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2 Comments

  1. Carole rae

    I read the spoiler and that was my guess. When I heard they were casting him as a baddie, it made me shake my head.

    Reply
    • Parajunkee

      It wasn’t that bad, I guess they were trying to make it “not so obvious.”

      Reply

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