‘Wonder Woman’, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, is the fourth instalment of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). It is the first live-action movie of Wonder Woman, I think. (Correct me if I’m wrong.) Coming into this movie, I only had a general knowledge of this fascinating character yet at the same time, I had the highest expectations for this movie. Now that the long wait is over, here’s my review of the movie. *queue Wonder Woman music*
Wonder Woman is a story about Diana (Gal Gadot), princess of the Amazons, living on the island of Themyscira. Diana rescues a pilot named Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). As he was captured and questioned by the high council, Diana learns about the war, goes to London to stop the said war and now we have our movie!
Wonder Woman, for the first part, is really a coming-of-age story, which I really didn’t mind since I mentioned that I personally only had tip-of-the-iceberg information about Diana Prince. It really focused on the growth of Diana as a princess and a warrior. When Diana rescues Steve from the ocean and starts to get fascinated by this male creature, she slowly gets a better understanding about Man bit by bit throughout the movie.
Chris Pine and Gal Gadot’s chemistry in this movie is great. Since this was Diana’s first time to meet a man, it was fun for Diana and Steve to exchange information about their races. There were a lot of perfect opportunities for comedic timing and they nailed it every single time. I enjoyed how well this movie was written; the first half was the funny before the movie picks up and shifts to maximum overdrive:
The fight scenes were made beautifully. For those of you who didn’t know, Gal Gadot was actually trained in the Israeli army, which alone tells you that this movie was going to kick some major butt… except for the last part, though. Just a few more tweaks would’ve made the graphics look more polished; but for the most part, there were a lot of Facebook cover photo-worthy moments in this movie. The cinematography was beautiful, and everything was on point. As the action picked up, there were a lot of slow motion parts, of which I am a fan of, and I enjoyed all of it. If only I could screenshot them with my 3D glasses. All the action sequences were exciting and well-directed – amazing job by Patty Jenkins and the crew!
This was my first time to watch a movie in IMAX, by the way; and by gawd, it was awesome! It took me four DCEU movies before finally watching my first movie in IMAX. To tell you the truth, it was mind-blowing. Feeling like a cave man and being the old soul that I am, there were scenes in the movie where I dodged a few arrows and bullets. I also tried to touch the screen to check if what I was seeing was for real! I recommend everyone to watch Wonder Woman in IMAX.
Wonder Woman is more of a personal story of Diana. As strong as a character she is, you can really see how beautiful her heart is and how slowly she learns about humanity. There were moments in the movie when I experienced goosebumps. I even got teary-eyed by how well the movie was written. The dialogue in this movie is great. The story is great. And overall, ‘Wonder Woman’ will have a spot on my top 10 superhero movies of all time. ‘Wonder Woman’ is a great film! Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your loved ones and please go see Wonder Woman!
Which female superhero would you like to see on-screen next?