Saturday, July 1, 2017

Wonder Woman (2017)

Director: Patty Jenkins

Writers: Allan Heinberg, Zack Snyder, Jason Fuchs

Composer: Rupert Gregson-Williams

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Said Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock, Lucy Davis, Elena Anaya, Lilly Aspell

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Power. Grace. Wisdom. Wonder.

Plot: Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

Great cast.  Really.  Everyone does a fine job.  I liked all of them.  Gadot carries the character well, Pine brings the funny and the fun, Thewlis is a blast, Wright kicks ass (I love that woman), Taghmaoui needs to star in a Sammy Davis Jr. biopic fast (he's got Davis's height and facial features like no one else I've ever seen) plus he's hilarious and a delight to watch, and I'm embarrassed that I didn't realize until now that Lucy Davis was in the UK THE OFFICE.  The action is good.  Say, how about that scene when WW leaves the trench and gets shit done?  Nice!!!  I actually got caught up in the emotional side which really surprised me...not too much, though.  The only things that bugged me were Ludendorff (Huston) having that super gas that made him stronger, Dr. Maru (Anaya) with a facial deformity (this stupid trope is over done but she at least has a legitimate reason for having it that is more acceptable than most movies these days) and that fucking horrible line when WW says to Ares at the end something like "It's about what you believe. And I believe in love. Only love will truly save the world." and then she promptly dispenses of him.  That was so fucking horrible. It's really just awful.  It's least it was for me.  Other than all of that, I really dug it.  It sucks that yet again a super hero movie fails to give much time to the villains but they give enough so that you know they're bad and why.  I would've liked more but they're just a means to an end for WW to come into her own.  I get it.  I wish it didn't have to be that way but I understand.  I doubt Warner Bros. will do as good again based on their track record but hopefully they'll learn a little something from making this picture.  Probably not. 

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