Review: Wonder Woman

Title: Wonder Woman
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Patty Jenkins
Starring: Gal GadotChris PineRobin Wright
Runtime: 2 hr 21 mins

What It Is: On the island of Themyscira, a group of women crafted by Zeus live, waiting and training for the day Ares, the Greek god of War, will return. Daugther of the Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), Diana (Gadot) is Princess of the Amazons. When a man crash lands on the island, the threat of war becomes more real than it has ever been before. This man, Captain Steve Trevor (Pine), shows Diana “The Great War,” and this awakens to her to what she believes is her purpose: to end the horrors of the Great War by finding and destroying Ares.

What We Think: What a film! Not only is this the DCEU’s best entry thus far (which, unfortunately, isn’t saying much), it serves as a great catalyst going into November’s Justice League. Gal Gadot shows she’s the woman for the role. Not only is she pitch perfect as Diana, but director Patty Jenkins guides her through the whole film with a keen eye for both large-scale action set-pieces and smaller character-driven moments. And Chris Pine is great as Steve Trevor.

Our Grade: A

I don’t really have a disparaging word about Wonder Woman as a film. It’s a film that represents something wonderful, which I may not be able to personally relate to, but which I can celebrate.  What the film could mean to little girls like my niece all across not just this country but the world at large is exciting to think of. It’s a step in the right direction for both woman in film and to a lesser extent the DCEU Films. I recommend everyone check it out. It’s a refreshing take on the superhero genre, one that mixes Greek mythology with aplomb and success. See it.  You’ll love it regardless of if you’re regularly a comic book movie fan or not.


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