Alright DC COMIC fans!
What a treat this movie was. It’s been rated as the best scored, praised and positively reviewed film since DC’s The Dark Knight.
Here’s to Hollywood misogyny sucking a giant d**k. Not only was this film starring a female heroine, it was also directed by Patty Jenkins. It is said that because the film is predominantly a female cast and there was a woman director attached to it, producers didn’t want to waste money on heavy promotional advertisements beside the film’s poster and trailer because they didn’t think the film would do so well.
I’m sure they’re biting their tongues now!
The saddest part is that no due credit will be given, even though producers shamelessly didn’t promote the movie properly. They’ve not only saved on advertisement money, the film is still bringing in more revenue than they expected. Here’s to hoping they don’t claim false words in telling everyone they always knew Wonder Woman would save the DC universe and manage to bring in the doe because that would be insulting this film’s true talents and their disrespected success.
Anyways enough sh*t talk lets get to the excitement of this movie.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Wonder Woman is a bombastic start to a possibly great trilogy. Keeping a pretty serious tone for the first 20 minutes, giving us a detailed understanding of Diana’s origins, the film then really pumps out the amazing graphics and it’s unique gloss showing the world how hard these women have been working to make this film really stand out. A successful moment that will definitely land it’s placed in cinematic history, as you see WOMEN warriors go to battle to protect their treasured island of Themyscira, kicking a** like you’ve never seen women fight before. It was by far the most exciting fight sequences I’ve seen in years.
When the film finally gets Diana away from her paradise home, you finally really get to see the charm Gal Gadot really is, how funny and extremely gorgeous she really is, making any 1900’s simplistic outfit look good. She radiates a rare charisma you don’t find these days making it extremely hard to take your eyes off her. When the film hits it’s core which surprisingly takes it time in its approach, we finally get to see Gadot eloquently kill the part physically giving Scarlet Johanson a run for her money. I’m a sucker for strong women who can really bring the stamina to a fight, and Gal delivers it with skill and passion.
As for the acting, Jenkins has really brought forward a stellar cast. Chris Pine was a fun choice to counter Gadot’s charms, their chemistry I’m sure would give anyone warm tingles. Stand out’s though definitely go out to the stunning Amazonian sisters, Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) and Antiope (Robin Wright). These women are not only beautiful, but they’re in their 50’s and fabulously thriving, doing their own stunts showing the world women at any age can do anything.
Graphically the film has it usual DC signature, but this time the dark look really gives Wonder Woman an unexpected edge. If we were to consider this film a cliche it would have been bright and pink, but the dark tones in the colour grading was a neat choice complimenting the looks of other DC films that are usually lead by men, an equal blend in cohesion goes a long way. (lol)
The visual effects and CGI in this film was very impressive to say the lease, but there were moments that really took me out of the film in this department. These artists sometimes let their imaginations run away with them and forget pretty simplistic principles to the human anatomy. There were moments in wonder woman’s fight scenes where it was obvious Gal was no longer there and was replaced by graphics, due to unrealistic movements that made Wonder Woman look like rubber. I get that she’s a goddess, but come-on we know Gal has bones. It just came off a little amateur at this point in computer graphic history especially with important films like these, that should be making a perfect staple, continuously manage to let audience’s intelligence down with rubbish mistakes.
Overall a stellar film, and a great comeback for DC, no thanks to talented women. Come on Hollywood, the times are changing and it time to finally jump on the diversity express, or get left behind with the grub.
The Verdict: A wonderous angry bird thrill ride! Go girl power.
My Rating: 5/5 Stars