Wonder Woman Film Review

WONDER WOMAN [2017]
12a, Action
Director: Patty Jenkins
Screenwriters: Allan Heinberg
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Connie Nielsen

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Well finally after 3 failed attempts of making a good film, DC has finally made one in Wonder Woman. Sure it’s not a perfect movie, and seems to be very similar in a lot of ways to the first Captain America movie (which I personally love so is no fault here) but for what it is, it’s really great.

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman was possibly one of the best parts of Batman V Superman and that is no different here. She plays the character wonderfully, with her character arc fitting perfectly as she goes from naive Themysciran princess to the bad-ass warrior we all know and love. Chris Pine is also very good as Steve Trevor, likeable and creates a great dynamic between him and Gadot.

A major change for this version of the Wonder Woman origin is to do with the setting, probably not wanting to be too similar to the first Captain America movie, this one is set during the first world war. Personally this is a welcome change and the setting really does amplify the characters arc as unlike WW2 there’s not one singular force you can point to and call the bad guys, its more complex and leads into main villain Ares’ plan to show Wonder Woman that men are just made to fight.

The kick-ass theme from BvS returns and is very carefully used which I enjoyed, I did worry that because of how much people liked it in the previous films they’d over use it in this one. It’s also well interlaced with the action, which at times I did find hard to follow but once we got to No Man’s Land and the action slowed down a little it was simply gorgeous to watch. Although for the films climax it would’ve helped to have had a little less cgi as it soon became very obvious that it was filmed at a sound stage on green screen.

Overall though, Wonder Woman was a great movie, while its not the most original story its a load of fun and was great to see on the big screen. I probably wont get that theme out of my head, which is a good thing, and I cant wait to see it again when it comes out on Blu Ray.

Wonder Woman gets a 9/10

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