I know Wonder Woman was in cinemas a few months ago but I’ve only just watched it, so here’s my review of it. Let me start off by saying I rarely watch DC or Marvel movies, I’m not really into the heavy action and fighting stuff, especially when I know there’s going to be sequels, and tri-quels (not a word I know), and spin-offs, and combined super hero movies…it’s just too much. I prefer light heartened, funny and some what romantic movies BUT for some reason I was compelled to watch Wonder Woman. Overall I’d say I enjoyed it, it’s not a movie I would re-watch but I would probably go see the sequel in the future.
The entire movie is basically a flashback sparked from a photo sent by Batman. I sincerely think it holds the record for longest flashback in a movie. It’s a little slow to start just because there’s a lot of explanations on the world Diana lives in. That’s one part that confused me a little. I’ve never been into or learned much, if anything about Greek Gods, and the fact that her mother looked so much like her auntie made me do a few double takes in scenes to make sure I was following the story correctly.
I liked that it’s a sort of cross between reality, ancient history and fiction. It takes place during the war, and a lot of this elements of WWI are present. You have the Germans as the major enemy, you have a ‘Hitler’ figure, you have the creation of a deadly gas. Then you cross over to the Greek Gods portion of the story, that Diana is a product of Zeus (If I followed the story correctly) and that’s where a lot of her strength comes from. Then you have the fiction with her abilities to deflect bullets. As I said I don’t usually watch super hero type movies so I don’t know if this is a similar theme in them. I know Captain America has something to do with armies, but don’t know how if there’s historical events linked to it, as Wonder Woman has. It is an interesting concept though and probably what I liked most about it, that and Gal Gadot.
I think Gal Gadot was an amazing Wonder Woman, I’m glad that she’s somebody I don’t see as ‘established’ in the acting world. I feel these big showcase movies always find hidden gems and launch their careers into better and bigger things, something I hope is the case for Gal. She was exactly how I would imagine Diana, a secluded goddess, to act in a bizarre new world with atrocities happening. The key thing for me was the distance in her eyes everything something foreign was brought up, I think she did great and will continue to do great in the future.
I think I’d give it an 8 out of 10, I enjoyed the actors, the action, costumes, witty remarks but I got a littl lost at the end with the whole Greek God revelations.
Let me know what you thought of the movie, and if you think Gal Gadot was the right pick for Wonder Woman?
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