Wonder Woman: Movie Review

Finally, a DC film finally gets it right. "Wonder Woman" is the next best DC flick since Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy and that says a lot. "Wonder Woman" is an action-packed lean and mean machine anchored by an origin story that is like no other. For an extended universe that has fallen time and time again, "Wonder Woman" is a much needed big step in the right direction.

Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons. Diana was raised on a sheltered island hidden from mankind and trained to be an unconquerable warrior destined to exact revenge on the God of War, Ares. When an American pilot, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world. Diana, believing the cause of the unstoppable war is Ares himself, leaves her home, convinced she can stop him once and for all. Fighting alongside Man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and why Man is worth saving.
"Wonder Woman" is a god send. It is a film that puts a jolt into a superhero juggernaut that has been limping since day one. What "Wonder Woman" gets ultimateky right was its decision to tone down on the dark undertones and make a simple, straight-forward film about finding one's true purpose and destiny. Does that sounds familiar? Well, this is an origin story to begin with but how the film undertook this was totally refreshing. In this version, Diana is actually powerful to begin with and she never really gets to discover that she has powers. What transpires is the evolution of her mindset as a superheroine. The film effectively works with this from start to finish climaxing in a epic final scene where everything subtly fell into place. In the acting department, Gal Gadot was great as Diana Prince. She was charismatic overall and her athleticism was simply stupendous proving why she was perfect for the role. But here's the thing, we also won't deny that her acting and delivery of lines needs a little more polish but in the grand scheme of things, it's a small misstep to an awesome performance. The fight scenes and choreography were beautiful especially the ones that featured the Amazons. Launching themselves off horses and shields while hitting multiple enemies with their swords and arrows never gets old. Unfortunately, the final fight scene will make non-CGI viewers cringe as the film devolves to your typical final fight heavy with CGI like any other superhero film out there. If you ask us, we didn't mind it that much as the fight itself had much more meat than just the fight. Ending our review, "Wonder Woman" is not perfect but it is definitely in the upper echelons of modern superhero films.
Rating: 5 reels

Why you should watch it:
- it's an origin story that feels brand-new
- fight scenes were dope AF especialy ones that featured the Amazons

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the final fight scene is CGI-heavy

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