Wonder Woman (2017)
An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.
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Thanks for the memories!
This story has more twists and turns than a second-rate soap opera.
This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.
It is a whirlwind of delight --- attractive actors, stunning couture, spectacular sets and outrageous parties. It's a feast for the eyes. But what really makes this dramedy work is the acting.
I did like most of it, The only problem was she was whine towards the end and she seemed blood hungry to kill Ares when she thought it was that general guy. Movie made more sense when rewatching it on blu ray. I'm still think Steve killed himself to get away from her.
'Gal Gadot' who stars here as Wonder Woman is the three dimensional actress of this feature. The Wonder Woman also a comic book icon who had been featured in animation cartoons like in 'The Justice League' is an attraction against evil law breakers who loot or are looted by or created like an 'Iago' from Shakespeare but unknown. Mystery around comics like 'Justice League' are superstitions in third world countries with lack of readers; using an acronym instead of a injunction. Vocabulary from a director used the word 'Amazed' and 'Wonderful' and in this instance the terms are accurate to recall her.
I used to watch "Wonder Woman" TV series as a kid, and found her inspiring. A tough female superhero was a good role model for a girl in the 80's until Helen Slater's Supergirl and animated She-Ra. Before then there was Wonder Woman, although now as an adult, the earlier show looks really funny and quite sexist now. So I looked forward to watching "Wonder Woman" 2017. I was certainly in awe of the island Themyscira where Wonder Woman (Diane) grew up among the Amazons of legend. It was a very magical place like something out of a feminist sci-fi utopia novel. The beautiful and isolated world is interrupted when a WW1 plane arrrives and crashes into the sea. Diane rescues the pilot, Steve, and a load of Germans on a boat emerge through the same mist and all hell breaks lose. The Amazons manage to defeat the Germans, arrows and swords better than guns! Much of the film didnt make a lot of sense. They gave WW a pair of gold wedge heeled boots, a Roman gladiator style metal suit of armour in red and blue colours, with a golden eagle. The tiara has a star on it. The precious god-slaying sword was easily retrieved and supposed to be the ultimate weapon against the enemy of humanity. She agreed to go with Steve to his world, and they get on a boat and sail off. They end up in smoky London of WW1. Wonder Woman spent so long in a London boutique and being childishly silly, then handing over her sword and shield to a secretery, then this debate about secreteries being "slaves". The scenes of WW at the Frontline was pretty cool, but I was greatly disappointed with the rest. David Thewlis turned out to be a big surprise and Steve's decision to sacrifice himself the way he did was a bit "rushed". The film relied heavily on CGI to impress and not much on storyline or script. The characters seemed a bit wooden and even Wonder Woman came across as a bit too naive. It's as if the film makers forgot that she's meant to be an Amazon and a demi goddess.
I admit to not being a comic book movie fan, but wanted to watch this to see if I'm missing anything. Based on this mess, I'm not. What a ridiculous mess. But since it made big bucks, there will be a slew of them. I'll pass.