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  8 months ago

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  7 months ago
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and warns of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she will stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana discovers her full powers and finds her true destiny.
Set in the DC Extended Universe Wonder Woman is an origin story in the most literal sense. Framed by present day sequences, Wonder Woman follows Diana (Gal Gadot) from her childhood on Themyscira through her transformation into the powerful and capable superhero of modern times. Young Diana grew up on Themyscira as the daughter of the land's ruler, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), and trained under the tutelage of her aunt, General Antiope (Robin Wright). But everything she knows changes when a man crash lands in the water just beyond Themyscira's shores.
Diana rescues Steve Trevor played by Chris Pine, a soldier who tells the Amazons of the Great War that has claimed countless lives across Europe. Believing Ares to be the cause of such devastation, and wanting to save mankind from the God of War's wrath, Diana leaves Themyscira with Steve, traveling to Europe in the hope of finding and defeating the Amazons' sworn enemy. With the help of Steve's secretary Etta Candy played by Lucy Davis and their ally Sir Patrick Morgan played by David Thewlis, Diana and Steve set out to find General Erich Ludendorff played by Danny Huston and his scientist Doctor Maru played by Elena Anaya after assembling a small team consisting of Sameer (Saïd Taghmaoui), Charlie (Ewen Bremner) and Chief (Eugene Brave Rock).
Wonder Woman is a Warner Bros' film that hit theaters in 2017, and arrived on the heels of its two preceding DC Comics films receiving poor critical responses and divisive reactions among fans. In the wake of Batman V Superman's largely negative reviews, hope was placed on Suicide Squad to be the first film of the DCEU that was generally well received. However that hope shifted to Wonder Woman after David Ayer's film also suffered poor reviews. Of course, Wonder Woman also bears the pressure of being the first female-led comic book film to hit theaters in over a decade and the first superhero movie with a $100+ million budget directed by female director Patty Jenkins.
To Wonder Woman's benefit, the majority of the film takes place long before the events of the DCEU proper, allowing Jenkins and screenwriter Allan Heinberg plenty of room to explore the evolution of Diana without too many constraints placed on it by existing in a previously created larger superhero universe. With Wonder Woman taking place almost entirely on Themyscira or in Europe during World War I, the film has a unique opportunity to explore its titular character in a context when the world has not yet learned about superheroes - and Wonder Woman takes full advantage.
Wonder Woman's WWI setting also provides a landscape that is ripe for action, since the war's level of carnage was due to the advancement of weapon technology. Yet Wonder Woman never depicts 'typical' war action sequences, thanks to Diana's Amazonian fighting style, entering a WWI battle fully confident she'll be able to take on the advanced weaponry with her classical arsenal, which consists largely of her sword and shield, and of course her formidable Lasso of Truth. The disparate fighting styles make for some exceptionally dynamic action sequences, all of which spotlight the hero's - and Gadot's - skill in battle.
Beyond the action, it's Diana's personal journey throughout Wonder Woman that forms the core of the film. Gadot brings the many sides of Diana to life beautifully, though it's perhaps her quirky humor that stands out most. Raised on Themyscira and traveling to the human world for the first time, there's plenty about London and the modern ways of life that Diana has never experienced. Gadot captures each of these moments with equal amounts of innocence and curiosity. But what's most fascinating about these scenes is that Diana's curiosity for the world is portrayed with a positive sense of humor. Rather than making Diana's innocence or ignorance come across as negative, these moments shine a new light on certain aspects of humanity, those which are rarely questioned but absolutely effectively encouraging the audience to laugh at themselves through Diana.
Chris Pine as Steve is the main, and incredibly charming sounding board for all of Diana's questions and curiosities about mankind, though Etta Candy also serves in a similar role. But where Etta is relegated to that humorous stock character role, Steve's relationship with Diana, and his own discovery of what it means to be a hero is developed through teaching and learning from Diana. Unlike the female romantic interests in male-led action films, Steve has his own journey of discovery over the course of Wonder Woman, in which Diana plays a pivotal role. Conversely, Steve is instrumental to Diana's growth from the naive warrior to one who knows of humanity's failings and still chooses to protect them.
Where Wonder Woman struggles to stick the landing is in the film's major villain, Ares. Although the character has a presence throughout the film, since Diana's entire mission is defeating him, his character and motivations are not adequately developed. While Diana's journey is well-established and evolves over the course of the film, the bulk of Ares' development is rushed into the final act of Wonder Woman through a self-explanatory and trite villain monologue. The underdeveloped villain is an all too common issue in many comic book movies, particularly those depicting origin stories, since the film's focus is more on the hero, as is the case in Wonder Woman. That said, Ares does act as the perfect foil to Diana in terms of their relationships with, and feelings toward humanity. So although he isn't quite a three-dimensional character, his presence and ultimate conflict with Diana does work to support her journey and development into a fully-realized hero.
All in all, Wonder Woman is a cohesive and gripping comic book-adapted origin story that gives us the most famous female superhero worthy of the character's legacy. Faced with immense pressure, Gadot and Jenkins rise above expectations to deliver an incredibly exciting, inspiring and enjoyable movie.


  7 months ago
Wonder Woman is another blockbuster based on the life of a character from DC Comics and explains the origin of Diana or Wonder Woman, one of the components of Justice League and what wants to be the counterpoint of DC Comics to the Marvel Avengers. In Wonder Woman there are special effects, action, fights for the end of the world and the personal growth of a character that goes from generous woman to heroine. But Wonder Woman is more than just that, to start is the first superhero movie and big budget directed by a woman: Patty Jenkins. And that shows. The film takes time to explain who Diana is. Her upbringing as an Amazon on the island of Temiscira. His curiosity to discover the mission of his people. The protection of a mother Connie Nielsen who knows that her daughter is destined to have an encounter with gods of war. The love of an aunt Robin Wright became the best possible warrior. The idyllic spot that represents this island that only extremely beautiful warrior women. Jenkins almost invited us to stay in it and I would have liked it. Diana is not a lady in distress who needs to be rescued. Jenkins will make sure that the feminist message of this film stands out every time Steve tries to protect Diana without her needing it, every time Diana questions the little usefulness and comfort of female costumes in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, each Once she demonstrates that her sexuality is neither a taboo nor something unknown. Naturally, that does not mean that our protagonist does not have certain weaknesses. However, keeping in mind that the first man he has in his entire life is Steve. Pine and Gadot perform a measured, fun and impeccable interpretation work. The great chemistry between the two is undeniable. When she answers her question, Steve responds with: "I'm above the means." And here Jenkins - and that mischievous smile of Pino - you have already put all the public in your pocket.


  7 months ago
I love Wonder Woman. Since Linda Carter doing it for the TV series, I love the idea of a woman super hero. This movie was exciting, nice story line and well acted by Gal Gadot. The male support actor (Chris Pine) was fantastic also, and the rest of the cast amaXyng compliment!! Entertaining. Well pace. And with a convincing ending.


  7 months ago
This movie was fantastic from the beginning to end it kept my attention. I remember the comic books and all the characters are wonderful and exhilirating and the story line is also good. A must see movie.


  7 months ago
This movie was awesome! The actress (Gal Gadot) was badass and portrayed Wonder Woman (Diana) amazingly! She rocked and the story line was the best! I would watch this movie over & over again if possible! A must see for sure for those who have not yet seen it, you are surely missing out if you haven’t watched it yet!!


  7 months ago
Wonder Woman debuted first time as a supporting character in Batman v Superman and from then there was no turning back. People wanted to know more about the amazonian princess who was angelic yet mystical. Wonder Woman, played by an Israeli female actor, personified a character of a princess named Diana who is free-spirited; always speaks and listens to her mind; learned, cultured soul with amazing self-confidence, enjoying the leisure of life in a confined and protected realm created by her parents on an island. But like Disney princesses, her fascination towards the world and its dynamics coerced her to leave the shackles of her Amazonian tribe and she lands in the real world during world war. She was a projection of an empowered woman who carves her own destination. The character of Wonder Woman strives to bring peace and harmony in the world and fights with the world for restoration of balance. The character differentiates herself from her male counterparts from other Marvel series on the grounds of being free spirited, with no strings attach. She aims to break the barriers for women ascension, wants to free the world from all evils, extend help when needed and create an environment of respect for her being a woman and a super hero in the real world. The movie is an amazing portrayal of the concept f women empowerment. Anxiously waiting for more parts


  7 months ago
I definitely loved this movie. The story line was fantastic and the action sequences were thrilling. While I do believe that Gal Gadot did justice to Diana’s personality, I feel like they feminized her too much. Gal was too dainty in appearance to represent Diana. The Amazon women were supposed to be tall, strong women. “Beefy gals” to quote Big Bang Theory. Gal does not fit that category in the slightest. It looked like you could blow her over in some scenes.


  7 months ago
Its ab awesome movie. It gives women power. There are more Male heroes so to see a women hero in action gives us women a sense of respect. The graphics are amazing. Love this movie. Power to women.


  7 months ago
First off we have read comic books for over 30 years. With the wonder women movie it was pretty accurate. It was plesent to see considering some of the other super hero movies wasnt. Dc comics and movies are dark movies. Loved the way my grandsons reacted and wanted to see justice league after that they did well with the amazon women as well. Cant wait for the next one . well worth the money


  7 months ago
I was a 70"s kid... The original Wonder woman for the 70"s blows the new 2017 away... I'm sticking with the original, Linda Carter Wonder woman!
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