Hello again, readers! Today I’ll actually be reviewing something current – Wonder Woman (2017)!
Directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as the titular character, Wonder Woman tells the origin story of Amazonian princess/ Justice League member Diana of Themyscira, who leaves her home to go rescue humanity from Ares, the Greek god of war.
Aided by Captain Steve Trevor of British Intelligence (Chris Pine), Diana heads to the front lines of World War I.
While the movie is far from flawless, it’s the best DC comic-based film I’ve seen in a long time. Gal Gadot was the best part of Batman vs Superman (for a film titled that there was very little versus going on) and continues to be the perfect Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. She portrays the badassedness of Wonder Woman combined with the naivete of someone who’s literally lived on an island full of women her entire life perfectly and Chris Pine is fantastic as Steve Trevor.
Like i said though, the film isn’t flawless. For a huge blockbuster film, the CGI is actually not that great, which honestly shocked me. There were a few plot points that kind of annoyed me, and I really felt that David Thewlis was miscast. While he’s a wonderful actor and I love him as Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter series, I just wasn’t feeling him in this film.
Is it worth seeing on the big screen? Absolutely. It’s actually a very good film and made me excited for Justice League.
Final rating: 3 3/4 Sporks of Truth