After delivering multiple disappointing superhero films, DC & Warner Brothers have made a terrific comeback with Wonder Woman. This is a superhero origin story that digs into Diana’s transformation from a naive warrior to an inspiring hero.
Diana, played by Gal Gadot, is the princess of the Amazons, who are living peacefully on a hidden island. Their sole purpose is to defeat the god of war, Ares, and bring peace to the world. One day a British spy Steve Trevor, played by Chris Pine crashes on the island while escaping from the German forces in the First World War. Trevor tells Diana of the ‘war to end all wars’ and she decides to go with him and end the war.
Diana’s innocence and no knowledge of the human world brings out humor without using any cliched one-liners. Diana experiences falling in love for the first time and the romantic moments between Diana and Trevor are emotional and heart warming. Gal Gadot fits the bill perfectly as Wonder Woman. She pulls off the fight sequences with ease and style. Chris Pine plays an important supporting role and does justice to his character.
The cinematography on the film is stunning. Also, the background score is memorable, especially during Diana’s fighting sequences which stays with you past the movie. The climax war scenes look incredible with great visual effects.
Overall, Wonder Woman is an emotional and inspirational tale of a woman superhero. It will engage and entertain you for sure.
Rating – 💋💋💋💋
Genre: Action, Superhero
Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya
Music: Rupert Gregson-Williams
Cinematography: Matthew Jensen