MOVIE REVIEW: Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana (Gal Gadot) is an Amazon princess who lives on a hidden island occupied only by warrior women. When an undercover American WWI pilot crash lands on the island, he brings the German forces with him and a fatal battle ensues.

Believing that the conflict is being caused by the influence of Ares, the god of war, Diana decides to travel to the world of men with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) to find and kill him. Meanwhile Steve is on a mission to stop General Ludendorff (Danny Hastings), who is working with the sinister Dr Maru (Elena Anaya) to create a poison gas that will turn the tide of the war.

Wonder-Woman-Movie

Diana was unconvinced by Steve’s insistence that he had captained a star ship

Soon the two find their missions at odds and Diana’s innocence and black and simplistic view of the world is tested.

For the most part I really enjoyed Wonder Woman. Gadot is great at balancing Diana’s fierceness with he naiveté and she and Pine have great chemistry. There are some excellent side characters, especially Etta (Lucy Davis) and all of Steve’s ragtag bunch of mates. The “war is shit” and “all people are both good and bad” message is nothing new or unique but it’s still handled well.

There were some pacing issues and I don’t know if the villain was compelling enough really. As superhero movies go it was one of the better ones of late and it’s good to see a female superhero being given top billing, but ultimately it’s a bit forgettable.

3/5

3 Comments

  1. Like most men, I of course find looking at attractive women in revealing uniforms very pleasant. It would be too dishonest to say that I would have any other reason for watching this film, which I will no doubt wait to come on TV.
    (Funnily enough, the same thing applied with ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’. 🙂 )
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. People raved about this one but I didn’t think it was that special.

      1. I very much doubt I would really watch it. 🙂

abbiosbiston is listening...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.