I was very excited to see Wonder Woman. When my sister kept going on and on about her as a superhero, I wasn’t enthralled. But the glimpse we saw of her in Batman vs. Superman had me completely convinced that I was going to love the movie. I’m a huge fan of:
a) Her sense of style. She RULES in that outfit.
b) What she stands for. Feminism to the max.
c) SHE’S JUST BEAUTIFUL. That’s not a reason to love her but it’s semi why I did :P
There’s also Chris Pine in this movie. I liked him as an actor due to his performance in This Means War, a movie I shamelessly rewatch over and over again. Also, he is some serious eye candy.
Now let’s get to the review before I start sounding too shallow…
I also liked how her mindset about what to do contrasted with everyone around her, but she still stuck true to what she believed. I especially appreciated it because this is a movie set in a historical period, and because she came from an island of only females, she didn’t understand the concept of women being ‘put in their place’ or needing to be ‘protected.’ Yup, this movie had feminism written all over it, and I loved it.
Ah, the costume and fighting scenes were pretty epic in this movie. I liked all the graphics too. Nothing was overdone, which is a feeling I have been getting quite a bit from the Marvel superhero movies lately, and from Batman vs. Superman. Here the balance seemed to have been handled perfectly. I have to admit there were times when I got a bit annoyed at the random slow motion moments in the battles – sometimes they slowed down at irrelevant moments in the fight? But that aside, it was all done really well.
I love when a film makes me think, even if it’s just a phrase that brings me to that point.
The only downside to this movie was its predictability. I would say there were three plot twists, or elements to the storyline that we weren’t supposed to be see coming. Out of the three, two were easily predictable and I guessed them pretty much from the opening of the movie. I don’t doubt that many others did too. However, it didn’t make it any less of an enjoyable movie. It wasn’t so much the plot twists that were the cause for excitement here. It was the development of her character, the movement along the storyline, and the significant moments within it all that built up the movie.
Oh, and it was only later on that it was brought to my awareness that this was the first superhero movie where the main character and main superhero is a female. I can’t believe we have gone this long without one, and that I didn’t even notice. It’s all the more reason to make sure you go and see the film!
Other than more Wonder Woman movies in the future, pretty please ^.^
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Olivia’s Question: Who is your favourite superhero? (I have like, three favourites, so you can say more than one!)