This review contains a lot of spoilers; so be prepared.
I never was into Super Heroes when I was a child. Normally, I was into Princess’ and Disney. You can imagine that I was into Prince’s rescuing the damsels in distress and setting off into the sunset, living happily ever after.
Then, there came the backdrop. Underneath the fairytales and movies, I began to see reality in a new perspective. The people around you and the world you see; they all change. Suddenly, you are stuck and don’t know what to do. Who can save me? Who can – help me save myself?
Can I save myself?
Well, Diana Prince did and she was ready to tell her story to the world.
Yes – my latest review is on the recent release of Wonder Woman, which has taken the film world by storm. But did this film had a place in my heart?
Indeed it did.
Before I seen the film, I saw the trailer and had mixed hopes. When it came to it’s release, however, a lot of my friends suggested that I should see it. And I did.
If I didn’t see Wonder Woman, I would have regretted it. It was a masterpiece; and perfect for everybody. Especially girls.
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
What’s the Story?
Diana grew up in the hidden island of Themyscira, under the protection of her mother, Queen of the Amazons. But when a World War One pilot crashes on the island and reveals a plan to destroy the world, Diana leaves Themyscira with her new friend, Captain Steve Trevor to uncover the mystery of this plan and take down the culprit – Zesus’ formal enemy Aries.
I love the concept of girl power in the early twentieth century; not a lot of films focus on independence for women – without the man fighting for them – and Wonder Woman focuses touches on the subject extremely well. Most Dc films that have been filmed have been centred on male superheroes in the present day and they didn’t do well. Why? In my opinion, these films are the same. We’ve seen them before: stereotypical plot lines with no original material. Wonder Woman is different. Why? Well – it has everything. It’s more than a super hero movie. It’s a connection to reality and imagination, teaching the audience that life is more than saving the world. It’s about who we are.
Diana Prince is a marvel. She’s someone who we can relate too and she’s the one who we can look up too as an inspiration. Gal Gadot is the perfect actress for Diana/Wonder Woman. She stole the spotlight in Batman vs. Superman and she’s done it again in Wonder Woman. She must be a good luck charm. Or a super star. Gal, in my opinion, should be in more films. 😊
As for Chris Pine, his portrayal as Steve Trevor is very comedic and sympathetic. His timing is spot on, making his funniest scenes memorable. I cried when he said goodbye to Diana and took his life to save everybody – including the world he cares about.
David Thewlis (or our Professor Lupin) is a top notch Villian. Despite the “liar is revealed” cliché, I thought he delivered a marvellous performance. Lucy Davis is a great comedic actress as well. She’s got a full career ahead of her.
There is one disadvantage I have of this movie and that was Elena Anaya’s portrayal as Doctors Poison. Don’t get me wrong, she was amazing. I felt that the character didn’t have a strong background story. It just didn’t make sense.
I don’t have anything to say on the background, costumes or props. I don’t know why but I guess it’s a mystery.
Wonder Woman is a treasure to the movie industry. No wonder why Wikipedia said it’s currently the eighth highest-grossing film this year. However, it should be higher!!!!!!!!
Although I’m a screaming fan for Wonder Woman, I would like to round off this review with a serious conclusion. Not many films have the capacity to open up about the truth. With the events we are facing in the world right now, I believe that we need love and kindness. More than ever.
Wonder Woman has a lot of inspirational morals and quotes, especially the ending when Diana says that not all people are bad; it depends what you believe in. It’s a quote I now hold close to my heart. 💖 Now and forever more. Xx
Wonder Woman is a must-see for everyone. Not just Dc comic fans. It’s not outstanding as the Beauty and the Beast live action remake but it’s not bad either. It’s a strong film with a great storyline and amazing characters. If you haven’t seen it, I beg you to watch it.
If you have seen it, what do you think of it? And who is your favourite DC character?
That’s all for now. Until next time.