Wednesday, June 21, 2017
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Wonder Woman (2017)
2 hrs 21 minutes
June 2, 2017
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Allan Heinberg, Zach Snyder, & Jason Fuchs
Based on Characters from DC Comics
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Lucy Davis, Eugene Brave Rock...
Note: This review contains NO spoilers
Well, hmmm... How do I start? Where do I start? Thinking back, the film felt like a feel good movie, especially for women. I enjoyed Gal Gadot's portrayal of DC's superhero. This film blended various elements, such as: romance, humor, history, and action, together that worked well and brought an enjoyable "origins" story. However, I couldn't help but feel that the movie was a bit slow, except for all those action scenes...haha! Anyways, all together the story unraveled fluidly giving me a full rounded story. There was a brief introduction of Diana's childhood and growing years that gave me a bit of a background on who Diana is. Of course, being raised apart from the world, she did display a good amount of naiveté that Gal Gadot expressed well throughout the film.
The character development was beautiful. The cast portrayed their characters well. I did enjoy Chris Pine's portrayal of his character, and the humor that went along with the character. The world building.... Wow! There was a good amount of realism. Now that Gal Gadot has done an incredible job in bringing Wonder Woman to life, it is hard to picture anyone else playing that role. Of course, Linda Carter was also a favorite Wonder Woman. So, there's no way I am going to compare these amazing actors! Haha!! And, that twist in the storyline....Really!?! Now, that was somewhat a surprise. Who would have thought...that he was the one!?!
Anyways, the cast was definitely on point throughout the film... Well, I thought so. I loved that the romance between Diana and Steve Trevor was subtle, and it worked well on how it unraveled. I can watch this film over again...even maybe a few more times...haha!! Oh, and it is great that this film is female-led, too!
It's no wonder that the film is so successful! Wonder Woman is a fresh and entertaining film that all the elements that made it so interesting.