OVERALL: My heart is filled with joy. I just saw Wonder Woman and I loved it so.
POINTS: I saw a review quoted that said watching this movie was like watching Christopher Reeves in Superman again. I felt like I was watching Chris Evans in Captain America. I saw a wonderful, period movie, with a GOOD hero and it was wonderful.
First, hats-off to director Patty Jenkins. She took the project under her command and fought for what she believed this movie should be – a character driven story. She was so right. Even the fight scenes told a story – reminiscent of the last battle in The Avengers.
Also the movie was beautiful! Gorgeous colors and textures, beautiful shadows and depths. Hubby mentioned that to me as well.
PITFALLS: Nope. Ok, I want to see it again but I gotta go to bed.
FEMALE CHARACTER(S): People, this is Wonder Woman. So of course we are going to have cool women. Only this time they really take center stage in the beginning with the Amazons, and Etta Candy is very enjoyable. Diana through most of the movie is surrounded by men and that works just fine. Well done!!!
CULTURAL PITFALL(S): I’ll let you know.
HIGH POINT(S): So many! Here are a few:
1.) Patty Jenkins – Director. Oh Hells YES! A woman took the reins of a big comic book action movie and rocked it! Well done madam, well done!
2.) Gal Gadot – Diana, Wonder Woman. She was perfect. She gracefully and easily carried the movie. When I first saw her picture I thought she was too skinny. I was wrong. She embodies the character. I look forward to seeing her play Wonder Woman for a long, long, time.
3.) Chris Pine – Steve Trevor. I have read that Chris enjoyed playing “the guy.” The character the lead falls in love with. He was also heroic, smart, and perfect for Diana and playing opposite Gal Gadot. Well done, sir!! A better Steve could not have been chosen.
4.) Entire Cast. Everyone was perfect for their roles. Hats off to them all!
5.) Entire Crew. You made a beautiful, wonderful, entertaining movie. Well done!!!
BECHDEL TEST (Website): 3 of 3 – Of course!
RACIAL BECHDEL TEST (Website): 3 of 3 – Huzzah!!! Plus SQUEE!!! Black Amazons and Native American character who got to talk about being Native American. So awesome!!
IMDB: Wonder Woman (2017)
OFFICIAL MOVIE WEBSITE: Wonder Woman – Official Movie Site
DVD/BLU-RAY WORTHY: YES! I will purchase the minute it comes out!
LION PAW PRINTS: 4.5 of 5. Dang that was good.
WONDER WOMAN – Official Trailer [HD]
Mildred: In Addition: This movie is great fun, with an absolutely perfect actress for the part. My only quibble is that it’s a tad too long. How wonderful is it that the first really great movie the DC side has put out is a woman-directed, Wonder Woman film? Love it.