Release date:June 2, 2017
Studio:Warner Bros. Pictures
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content)
Screenwriters:Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, Patty Jenkins
Starring:Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Said Taghmaoui, Eugene Braverock
I have been waiting for this to come out since it was announced! To be honest, I was hesitant about Gal Gadot playing Diana Prince, only because in my mind, Wonder Woman is Lynda Carter (see I am old school like that). Minor Spoilers ahead!
I promise you, I walked out of the theater tonight, invigorated and motivated. Oh, and maybe added another woman celebrity to my woman crush list (it’s okay – we can look up to other women). It should be noted that Gal did a good deal of her own freaking stunts in this movie. So, BAD A*** is an understatement.
I’m glad that this movie gave us the back story to Wonder Woman. I find it important to connect with the character, especially in a “comic” type film. How else do you grasp the audience. I liked learning about her “heritage” and that, she really was a princess, shielded from the ‘bad world.’ I mean, why do you think everyone loves Captain America (besides the fact that he is hot – per the actor)? It’s because we saw him from the beginning. The same with Iron Man (Yes – yes I am making Marvel references in a DC Movie review), and the same with Batman. You connected with the hero, heroine, the character.
I want you guys to know, I HONESTLY did not like Gal as Wonder Woman, initially. I mean, I watched her in F&F and was like…”meh”. She’s cute, but where is the badassery? In my mind, I didn’t have an alternate, but I didn’t want it to be her. When I watched her in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, I was still skeptical. So, I instagram stalked her for a few days (recently). Yea, I’m #TeamGal.
It’s full of action from the get go. The action sequences were well choreographed. Like, you want to be there to train to be an Amazon Warrior too. Diana’s story is great. I do like how her mother told her that she would never yield the “GodKiller” sword. Then it’s like she made it her life mission. Diana is super doe-eyed after meeting Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) and his mission to try to end the war. When I say doe-eyed, I mean naive.
When she finally gets to the front line. It goes down hard. I mean, Diana brought her A-Game and kicked some butt! Steve and the others in the trenches back her up. It shows the side of mankind can come together to work as one to defeat a common enemy.
The villain, is actually unlikely. You will be surprised. It took me a bit to figure out Diana’s heritage, but it came together from that point. I think that Wonder Woman was well portrayed as an independent woman who can think for herself. Maybe she was the pioneer for feminism, but is that what the movie is about? No. It is about a coming of age young woman who seeks to make the world a better place by getting rid of the evil that is corrupting the mind of mankind. (and breathe), however, it got real so fast!
Chris Pine, I mean, come on. Who doesn’t love him? and if you don’t move on. His character, Steve Trevor, is such a realist. He kept Diana grounded, they were a good duo. He did believe in her. The last fight scene got me something fierce.
However, when you watch it, think about who the hero really is. Is it Diana or is it Steve?