Wonder Woman

4 stars

Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner and Connie Nielson

Director: Patty Jenkins

Synopsis: When a pilot crashes and tells of the ‘Great War’, Diana Prince, fights alongside him to end the war.

Review:

‘Wonder Woman’ is the 4th film in the DCEU so far and most definitely the best by a long shot. As an avid fan of the DC universe, the DCEU, for the most part, was good, but I was slightly disappointed. ‘Man of Steel’ was the best before this one, but ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s’ muddled plot, made even comic book fans confused, and the disappointment of last year’s ‘Suicide Squad’ was a let down. So thankfully Patty Jenkins came along to save the DCEU, by directing one of the best superhero films I’ve ever seen and my new favourite film of 2017!

I think the main reason I loved ‘Wonder Woman’ was because,*cough* Gal Gadot *cough*, I loved the World War 1 setting. Watching her beat enemies up in the trenches and no man’s land was entertaining and brilliantly filmed!

Chris Pine’s character brought comedy and lightened the tone, which is not DC’s way, but it was nice to see a change. This made watching the film a fun and enjoyable experience.

The use of special effects as well was brilliantly done. The use of slow motion during fight scenes was mind blowing and made Wonder Woman even cooler then she already was!

What ‘Wonder Woman’ did right was creating the best origin story for a superhero we’ve ever seen. It explores Diana Prince’s past when she was a child, and learning to fight and battle with the ‘Amazon’s’ to defeat ‘Ares’. Speaking of ‘Ares’, I was extremely pleased to see one of the best DC villains for the first time in a live action DC film! He was played brilliantly by David Thewlis, in a creepy and sinister performance.

Overall, Wonder Woman was good, but felt like the same superhero films we’ve been seeing for years.

 

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