Genre: Superhero, Action/Adventure Director: Patty Jenkins Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston Run Time: 2 hr 21 mins Rating: 4/5
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
With their previous outings, the DC extended universe has disappointed the audiences majorly. Wonder Woman however proves to be a cheerful walk in the park as compared to the brooding dark theme set in the previous movies. Wonder woman is not only a good movie overall, it also destroys some prejudice in the real world. The film is helmed by a woman director Patty Jenkins. Everybody thought this would turn out to be a bad choice by Jenkins. However, she has risen above all to give us a movie we wholly deserve. With Wonder Woman, the DC universe also has a one up on Marvel. Marvel doesn’t have any woman-centric roles on its slates just yet.
The movie is action packed with amazing slow mo shots set off nicely by the opening battle on the beach of Themiscyra between the Amazonians and humans. This sets off a good tone for the overall film. Throughout the film, the chemistry between Chris and Gal provides some good humor taking the DCEU away from its norm and creating something interesting. The movie proves to be a superb gift to all those disappointed DC fans out there. It seems that the DCEU has finally gotten on track with the norm.