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Friday, June 2, 2017

Movie Review: Wonder Woman (2017) No spoilers

Wonder Woman (2017)
Jun 2, 2017 Wide
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: Patty Jenkins
Written By: Allan Heinberg, Zack Snyder, Jason Fuchs
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis 
Runtime: 141 minutes
An Amazon princess (Gal Gadot) finds her idyllic life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot (Chris Pine) crash-lands nearby. After rescuing him, she learns that World War I is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace. Directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster).

Well, that was awesome! DC has a winner with this one and those few that think a female superhero can't be a lead...there is the door.

Went to see this with my 16-year-old daughter (she actually turned 16 during the movie) and a school friend of hers. We all agreed the movie was worth seeing.

I was a little skeptical of DC's casting choice for Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot is absolutely beautiful, but not very Amazonian looking. She does an amazing job and I have no problem seeing her as the new Wonder Woman.

Going into the movie, the only things I knew about Wonder Woman's origin story I got from the Linda Carter TV days. I've never read a Wonder Woman comic. So I went in without any expectations, plot-wise. I love the mythos and the way it was presented. The little girl who played the young Diana was freaking adorable! And you really can't go wrong with Chris Pine. 

The subject matter (Nazis) is pretty heavy stuff and they don't shy away from showing the horrors of war, but it is handled well and there is well-written humor...much like the Marvel movies.

The special effects are fun and the movie is action packed and then some. There were some CGI fight scenes that could have been done looked too much like a video game.

This is a must see for superhero movie fans.

P.S. The Justice League trailer has me foaming at the mouth! Just saying...Aquaman *drool*

All three of use give it 4 1/2 "Terrified and aroused" Sheep



  1. Feeling a huge sense of relief ---- I was so scared they would mess this up! Thanks for the review. :)

  2. I'm super glad this is the movie to really perk up the DC film franchise. I tried watching Man of Steel and was bored after 30 minutes. Like you I was kind of like "What?" When they cast Gal Gadot but for different reasons. I'll probably watch this one when it comes out on DVD.

  3. One of the best action movies I've seen in a long while. Brought my teenage son and he loved it too! We'd both like to see it again in a theater before it comes to video.

  4. I cheered I wept I felt all the things.
    I have loved Wonder Woman my entire life, from Lynda Carter as a wee child to most versions in the comics. She is literally one of my favorite heroes.
    I loved this movie so very much.
    I am grateful for this movie so very much.
    The scene in No Man's Land where she does the right thing because it is the right thing and she is capable......whew...I'm welling up just thinking of it. That's heroism.
    You. Do. The. Right. Thing.
    Full stop.
    And then, just a few moments later, when Charlie, the sharpshooter with PTSD whose mental state makes him unable to be a sniper which, because of the masculinity he has been indoctrinated with, invalidates him within himself and makes him feel small and useless (which causes his rude, angry, mean behavior earlier) decides to leave after watching Diana's heroism she is so KIND to him without any pity or condescension.
    "Charlie, if you leave who will sing for us?"
    Jesus, that KILLED me.
    I am weeping now with the memory of it.
    My lord, what a movie.

    1. lol! I'm so glad the long time fans were happy with this. I'm so tired of die hard comicbook fans dissing a movie version and the "fake" fans that love them. What a fabulous introduction for girls into the comicbook world. And hopefully that demographic will help the push for quality female hero representation.