Film: Wonder Woman
Duration: 151 minutes
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis
Director: Patty Jenkins
OMG! Really! That is exactly what you will feel after you come out of the theater, trying to understand whether any sort of amendments was made to the DCEU prior to creating such a masterpiece out of a comic character.
While the superwomen (or female superheroes as some may refer to them) have not always had a great solo movie experience in the past, this movie makes you imagine how Hollywood never paid heed to the female lead movies in the past. Wonder Woman has always been a strong character in the DCEU as she was one of the first members of the Justice League. A movie which gives you a throwback to the time which no one (apart from comic book fanatics) has seen or heard of was certainly something the makes did ponder upon.
Gal Gadot might just come in as a lucky charm for Zack Snyder in the years to come as the DC Extended Universe has finally picked up the pace in the Comic Book Movie world. The role of Wonder Woman perfectly suits Gal as she portrays the charm of a princess and yet continues to maintain her fearsome grit and some powerful and acrobatic fight maneuvers.
The movies begin with this AWE-some island ‘Themyscira’ where the Amazonians (for ladies only!) live peacefully and are trained to fight for their land. Diana a.k.a Wonder Woman is the young Princess and daughter of Queen Hippolyta. While the first 20 minutes of the film will keep you wondering about the island and its location (in reality), Princess Diana grows up to be a naïve yet fierce warrior, listening to bed time stories that her mother narrates to her as the movies builds up on the base of the past of the character. Just as we come to terms with the powers of the Princess, she meets Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). They travel to the lands better known to humans (yes we are humans! Diana is not) as Steve sails with Diana to London.
The second half of the movie revolves around how the World War I was being contemplated. Sir Patrick Morgan (David Thewlis- Harry Potter Fans rejoice) tries to negotiate an armistice with the Germans as Diana and Steve look to save the lives of people involved in the cross-fires over no man’s land. The action sequences involved in the scenes is something which will be a memento the movie gives you. Gal makes the fights seem intense and the cinematographer is the one who should also share the applause along with her. The lasso of truth (Yes, that’s the name of the golden lasso) and the Sword and Shield all come to use as Wonder Woman breaks down the German army in the enthralling fight sequences. General Ludendorff (Robin Wright- X-Men fans rejoice!) along with Doc. Isabel Maru (Elena Anaya) combine to give some impactful performances as they showcase their strong negative characters.
Closing words: There is a lot of charisma in the Character as the movies do not disappoint at any instance. Some witty one-liners from the Male cast of the film and a lot of action packed performances from the female cast certainly mark a new era for the Super Women in the Comic Movie world. DCEU has finally hit Gold as Wonder Women will certainly be one of the finest movies of 2017. It also gives us a thumping push for the Justice League that would release later this year.
With all due respect to the actors, the Background score was one of the best in recent times which gave life to the fight sequences. All in all a must-watch for 2017 for all kinds of audience.
Rating: 4/5 (with all ease and for the smart and simple storyline.
P.S. The movie does not have a post-credits scene following the pattern of DCEU movies)