Wonder Woman, the Superheroine That We Have All Been Waiting For (Possible Spoilers)
It’s finally here. Yes Ladies and Gents, I am talking about the highly anticipated movie of the summer and easily the greatest DCEU movie to date. Wonder Woman. This is the final installment before we finally have a Justice League movie and let me tell you, Patty Jenkins did not disappoint. The story is amazing. The characters are all lovable. Even the tone of the movie is perfect. I honestly do not have too many criticisms about this movie. There may be minor spoilers in this article though so be warned if you continue to read on.
The movie starts off with a modern day Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) before Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) sends her a gift that gives her a flashback of her origin story. Normally I’m not a fan of flashbacks. It can get confusing or messy but the way they did it in this movie was perfect. At the beginning we get a very small glimpse of a young Princess Diana. She is unsurprisingly kind of a trouble maker which foreshadows her behavior throughout the film. She is someone who does what she believes in and does not care what others tell her. The movie than progresses into a WWI era as she meets Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). During the second act of the film, I realized that I was no longer watching a superhero movie but more of a war movie. There are many battles that the characters engage in and you can’t help but feel sympathy for some of the characters. You see the lives of the people who lost their homes, families, and everything in the war. Wonder Woman doesn’t stand for it though. She proves that women can kick just as much butt as the men as she runs out on to the battle field to fight and proves to be a far superior warrior. Without giving too many spoilers, the film does have a bittersweet ending but also one that teaches life lessons. Those planning on seeing Wonder Woman can bet to spend their money on a very action filled movie that isn’t without its own comedy and drama. People have been wanting a bad ass female protagonist for a while now, and Wonder Woman definitely doesn’t disappoint in that department.
Though the movie has wonderful story, it is truly the characters that sell it. Gal Gadot and Chris Pine were perfect casting choices for Wonder Woman/ Princess Diana and Steve Trevor. The chemistry between the two is perfect. While the story hints of something romantically between the characters, there is nothing being forced and it isn’t the main focus of the film. They leave it up to the audience’s imagination. This was wonderful as forcing a relationship would have not only been cliche, but would have forced unneeded complications in the story. Even without a romantic relationship between the couple, the two characters play off each other really well. Diana is a bit of a clueless character not because she is dumb but she is new to this world and there is a bit of culture shock. She doesn’t realize that some of her actions are considered rude or not lady like. Steve corrects and teaches her what is acceptable in his culture but does it kindly and with a bit of reluctance knowing that Diana is far more powerful than him. You also can’t help but to fall in love and appreciate Steve Trevor’s team. The team has their own sad back stories but despite the baggage that they carry, they display amazing willpower to keep the fight going. Lastly, a special shout out for our friends over on twitter @KitanaFanPage, we will be doing a special interview with one of the actresses Sam Jo about her role in Wonder Woman and her future appearances in the DCEU film franchise as her character Euboea, a high ranking Amazonian general, so make sure you look out for that coming up later this month. The backstories and characters in this film help create an amazing tone for the film and is the true heart of the story.
DC movies are known to have a very dark tone unlike its competitor Marvel which typically has a very light hearted comedic tone. Patty Jenkins was able to find a center balance for the film that allows the movie to stand out from other DCEU movies. Because it’s a war movie, the film can be very serious and dark. However it is also not without its comedy and is comedy that adds to the scene and isn’t out of place.
Without a doubt, I have nothing but praise for this movie. In fact I can’t wait until I can see it again. Patty Jenkins is the real Wonder Woman for making such an amazing and inspiring film about a superheroine. Go out and buy tickets for this film. You will not regret it.
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) 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 comes out June 2nd, 2017