Thursday, 29 June 2017

'Wonder Woman' Film Review

DC hasn't really gotten things right in the past couple of years, but being the one to release the first female led Super Hero franchise is gaining them the right sort of attention.

First introduced in the messy Batman VS. Superman, Gal Gadot stars as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman, and being the MVP of that film, led to the fast track of her own solo franchise.

Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman is a much more light hearted affair, with a regular touch of humour that feels very familiar to the Marvel films. Though tied back to the DC universe through its opening and closing scenes, it is very much its own movie.

What is also successful is that the movie does not try to do too much, and follows a pretty formulaic origins arc, and though the plot lines have all been seen before, what shines through is the character of Wonder Woman.

Driven by love and compassion, what motivates Diana is far different from what we have yet to see in another super hero character yet, and that purity/naivity as she integrates into the modern world offered much light relief to the slightly overbearing context of the first world war.

Gal Gadot- Diana Prince /Wonder Woman
Chris Pine- Steve Trevor

Also stars Danny Huston, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen.

Rising star Gal Gadot is also perfectly cast as Diana, who is likeable, humorous and is easy on the eyes. She proves she can also handle the action having starred in the Fast and Furious Franchise, Keeping Up with the Joneses and Triple 9. 

~~~OVERALL 7/10~~~
Whilst Wonder Woman may be the easiest watch and least messy of the DC films so far, on the spectrum of all superhero movies thus released, this is a way away from perfection. It is a solid origins film, and hopefully lead to even greater things in the sequel.

That said, props to DC for making the first female led superhero movie of late a success.

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