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.
To say I was excited to go see Wonder Woman, might be an understatement. I rounded the troops as soon as they were available and off we went to the first showing we could find. I was blown away by how phenomenal this movie was–no wonder it has become the No.1 movie in the world. I had high hopes going to see this as I’d heard that Rotten Tomatoes had given it the highest rating it has ever given a super hero movie, so that more or less sealed the deal for me!
This was by far one of the best DC movies ever, so far! To even call it a super hero, I think might be an insult as this wasn’t a movie about a super hero. This was a movie about an Amazon Warrior and her fight to stop the God of War, Ares. It was about her fight with Ares, but it was also a war movie in itself as Wonder Woman fought in the first World War, whether she knew this or not, and helped them stop what would have been a situation worse than (or just as bad) as the Holocaust. I say this wasn’t a super hero movie because there was no super heroes in this movie, only warriors. There were no masks in this movie, no spandex, just pure war. While this might deter some people, it was an excellent take on the movie, and a very different approach to take, with some beautiful nods to the Batman VS Superman movie.
Some of my favourite elements of the movie were Wonder Woman’s theme tune–I thought this was absolutely fantastic, and I hope they keep it, and have it in the upcoming Justice League movie. While I was surprised with the character of Ares (there’s a little plot twist there), I think they did an excellent job with him, even though that is not who I thought it would be at all!
If I were to point out some negative elements of the movie, it would have to be that there weren’t more references/cameos in the movie. I understand that the movie was about her, but that didn’t stop them from throwing Batman into the Suicide Squad, so I don’t see why they couldn’t have done it here, even to link it some more with the coming Justice League movie. Would it be in bad taste to have that, making it to similar to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe? Personally I would have loved that, which brings me to that there was no post/end credit scene. This would have been the perfect place to put something like this without taking from the movie itself, considering the movie’s events take place 100 years ago.
Overall I found it to be thoroughly fantastic, and wonderful and would go see it again in a heartbeat! I have to give this a 5 out of 5.
Have you seen Wonder Woman yet? What did you think of it?
Haven’t seen it? Are you going to go see it?
See ya soon folks 🙂