Film Review Wonder Woman (Finally DC Finally)
Synopsis (from IMDB): 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 a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny.
See DC this is what happens when you add the sun to your movies. Everybody tends to enjoy them a lot. That's a joke, people. I know some of you want to grab your pitchforks right about now but before you do that let's talk about the movie, shall we. First of all, Patty Jenkins and the entire Wonder Woman team did an excellent job and I think that the praise they have been getting is well deserved. The movie is beautiful and is shot very well. I love the cinematography in this movie from showing Paradise Island to the World War 1 sets, it was beautiful to look at. There is a lot to like about the movie. I think Gal Gadot did an excellent job as Diana. The film is a fish-out-of-water story and a lot of the comedy and drama stem from that and Gal, in my opinion, did an amazing job. I liked how the Amazons were portrayed as well. I am a fan of Greek Mythology so I know a little bit about a little bit of the Grecian myths and I think they did a good job of blending the myth and making it fit with the story they were trying to tell. Chris Pine as Steve Trevor is also great in this movie especially when the lasso is involved. Pine has great timing and it was on full display in this movie. Also, the chemistry between Chris and Gal worked and made the movie more believable in the "awkward" parts of the movie. The action is OFF DA CHAIN!!!! One of the best things about Batman vs Superman was when Wonder Woman shows up and helps in the fight against Doomsday. I have to say that the fights in this give a better look at what Diana went through training wise and why she is that good in battle. As a matter of fact, one of my favorite scenes in the movie is the training sequence. You understand why it's not a good idea to be confrontational with an Amazon. I liked how the movie showed how diverse Paradise Island is, it really is great to see on screen.
I do have a couple of gripes with this movie. One of them is kind of a nitpick but anytime I feel it in a movie I feel like I need to bring it up. The movie is too long in my opinion. It runs at about two and a half hours and I honestly don't think it should have been that long. The pacing isn't bad in the movie but I honestly think they could have cut about ten minutes out and the movie wouldn't have suffered for it. The other major problem that I had was with the villains. At times they were legit intimidating and at other times they were on some Rocky & Bullwinkle type foolishness. There are two scenes in the movie where you could have taken them out and replaced them with Natasha and Boris and you wouldn't have known the difference. It was one of those things that had me scratching my head a little bit, well that and the tweak they made to the Olympian gods in the Wonder Woman mythos of the comics.
This movie is great. It is rated PG-13 but it's just like the standard superhero movie. Like I stated above the movie does run and two and a half hours. There is a lot of action in the movie and death but you don't see any real gory deaths and a couple of the more heinous deaths happen off screen.
I am giving this movie a FULL PRICE. If you live near a theater that has D-Box it is worth it trust me. The movie has a great message and I think that everyone can enjoy it. Young and old, male and female will enjoy this movie as it has a little something for everyone. Have you seen Wonder Woman yet? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below and as always thanks for reading.
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