Wonder Woman – Review
Diana Prince, becomes the Super Hero Queen we have needed for a long, long time – As Wonder Woman proves to be a triumph for DC.
After a long and winding Post-Nolan lull, DC finally seems to have it’s s#%# together. Creating possibly the best non R-Rated Super Hero film in recent years, with the latest inclusion ofWonder Woman.
Director Patty Jenkins’ steps back into the spotlight and back into Directing feature films, hitting a home run and turning the DCCU back to it’s top spot. Having not directed a feature film since 2003’s Charlize Theron hit Monster and of course having the entire DC franchise’s fate in the palm of her hands, this was not an easy task to deliver. But, damn does she do it well.
Wonder Woman is full of action, laughs, emotion and complete bad-assery. Standing tall and standing proud. Wonder Woman is a film that women all around can look up to as Diana proves to be one of the greatest S.I.W’s of all time (Strong Independent Woman). Not to mention Gal Gadot’s insatiable, yet dangerous performance.
The visuals contain a comic-style flare that truly encapsulate the feeling of previous work, whilst delivering is a much more light tinted feel that resembles the art that we grew up loving. Although catering towards the current push for 3-D, the film does hold its own on the 2-D front. Creating a great sense of depth that can be truly be adored by fans, whilst leaving them in awe. As the origin story of Wonder Woman is finally brought to life in a tasteful and thoughtful way.
The setting and use of real history was a nice touch. Creating an emotional pull that brought on the feels throughout the audience. Although one may question the over use of the conventional ‘love story’, it seemed to fit well with the story telling. Building up to something bigger and bolder than the plot line itself.
With the success of this film, we can only grow more and more excited for the upcoming Justice League release. But we best not count our pennies yet. Wonder Woman has set the bar. Now we just have to hold our heads and hope that the rest of the team can clear it.