Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wonder Woman: Review

June 2, 2017. That was the day that the first movie to portray a female superhero as the main subject premiered in theaters around the world. Wonder Woman is a DC comic book hero. She's had her own comics, she's helped Superman and Batman save the world, and finally, she has her own movie.

Wonder Woman the movie tells us about the upbringing of the Amazonian princess on the island of Themyscira. Her name is Diana. We know her from the comics as Diana Prince. She grows up learning how to fight alongside other female Amazonian warriors in order to protect the world when the time comes that the humans need it most. One day, however, when Diana is grown, she saves a World War II pilot who crashed into the waters that surround the island. This is not only her first encounter with a man but this is also when she learns of the trouble the world is in outside of the protected island. Diana is determined to help so she accompanies the young soldier known as Steve Trevor on an adventure to the front lines of Germany and "No Mans Land". You'll have to go and see the film to know what happens next, but it is worth it.

Wonder Woman is played by an Israeli actress named Gal Gadot-Varsano. She portrays the tall, strong warrior perfectly in her portrayal of the superheroine who is introduced to this world for the first time. Chris Pine is the male lead and is a very convincing and charming WWII pilot just trying to stop the war and save the world with or without Wonder Woman. This cast also includes Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Connie Nielsen, Ewen Bremmer, Said Taghmaoui, and more. It was an all-star cast. The film's creators include director Patty Jenkins, screenplay by Allan Heinberg, and story by Zack Snyder, Allan Heiberg, and Jason Fuchs. And you can't forget Warner Brothers and the creator of Wonder Woman William Moulton Marston.

So the creation of this movie was impeccable. Unfortunately, no amount of training can let a human lift a war tank over their head but don't fear the CGI in the film. It was tasteful and was only used when absolutely necessary. And you can tell that any CGI that was done, was created using Gadot as the base as opposed to using a generic human avatar on the computer.
Now what I really want to talk about, is the music. Wonder Woman does indeed have a theme song and it is awesome. It isn't some frilly little piece because she is a woman, it is what sounds like an electric guitar and drums primarily. It is definitely strong enough to match the heroine it supports. I will link it HERE.

This movie is incredibly impressive, empowering for not only women but the world. It is a story of hope for the world that we face today. This is a summer must-see for sure. Now for the stars:
Casting gets a full star. Story gets a full star. Creative support gets a full star. Safe to say the Public gave it a full star. And I had no complaints at all. Total of 5 out of 5 stars and if you haven't yet, go see Wonder Woman. You won't be dissappointed. You'll be inspired.