Monday, June 5, 2017

Movie Review: Wonder Woman

Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) aka Wonder Woman blazed into theaters Friday and kicked ass. From machine gun smashing to the $100 million debut, Wonder Woman [insert 'wonder' pun] on and off the screen and it's a pretty big deal.

Wonder Woman had been in Hollywood's limbo for years because minority lead characters (and directors, shout-out Patty Jenkins) that are women, black or gay, etc are risqué investments in the white male dominated superhero genre. And to add insult to that injury, the fact that those non-traditional factors are played up in a movie's success or failure is, well, rather f*cked up.


Diana would totally kick his ass.
Wonder Woman is everything I'd expect from DC Films because, let's face it, DC writes better movies than Marvel Studios. Please debate me. While the screenplay wasn't of The Dark Knight or Watchmen  proportions, it didn't wander aimlessly in the middle of the movie where Marvel always manages to let me down - especially with origin movies. And please also debate me on the fact that Wonder Woman is a better match for Goku than Superman. Proof? Wonder Woman went full on SSJ1 with "pain of loss". And if I just lost you with that last part then that only means that you have a normal life doing outside things instead of staying inside to binge watch Dragonball Z on a bright, nice day. But my point is that Diana Prince has no knowledge of her limitations, if she has any, unlike Superboy who has kryptonite and knows it. And this is the tidbit that has me convinced Wonder Woman will steal the show in the upcoming Justice League movie.

Diana, Princess of Themyscira

Speaking of the Justice League, hopefully DC Films can keep this momentum going into November with the movie going public for the Justice League movie. And without Superman to start off, I'm pretty sure the League will fair just fine with Wonder Woman on the team.

Disclaimer: Steve is an employee of Turner Broadcasting, a division of Time Warner, however the views expressed in this post are of my own.

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