They did it, they really did it. DC knocked this one out of the park saving their extended universe and giving my Summer the boost it desperately needed. A summer of “well that was nice” has been changed completely by a DC Comics movie, I never thought I’d say that in a million years but how wrong I was. Wonder Woman really did blow me away taking huge strides for superheroine movies and the DCEU.
A young girl, Diana a trained Warrior Princess of the Amazons must work with a fallen pilot to save millions of people from a new type of chemical weapon and follow her destiny by becoming Wonder Woman. I overexaggerate a lot of things, I’m quite a dramatic person but what I am about to say is the honest truth. Wonder Woman transcends the ever growing superhero genre which I thought was near impossible to do but again I was wrong. This film is the ultimate popcorn flick offering up great, well-paced action and a meaningful story easily making this film the best DC Movie so far and my third favourite Superhero movie. The action and the story blend very well together but what makes this film really touch my hero loving heart are the performances. Chris Pine and Gal Gadot work so well together creating moving and believable chemistry. Pine does hold his own very well but it’s hard to not pale in comparison next to Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. To properly transmit how amazing Gadot is in this movie I have to tell you the story of my first superhero movie, Picture this a young cinephile sat at the humble age of 7 in his aunty’s living room watching Christopher Reeve fly across the television screen and save Lois Lane in the original Superman from 1978. The childish and innocent wonder in my heart has never been replicated until I saw Gal Gadot on the big screen in the red white and blue of the legendary wonder woman. Gadot really did knock it out the park but sadly every silver cloud has a grey lining, the villain played by *spoiler* was ridiculously miscast tainting the finale in my opinion. Luckily Gadot’s performance is so strong I’m still left smiling at the end.
The lesson I learned from this movie is very straightforward DC can only make great movies when they only have one hero to focus on. After seeing Wonder Woman I’m terrified for Justice League as DC is once again left with a number of different heroes all jammed into one film without a proper set up for each individual character but Wonder Woman will be amazing. Please go see this film as its much more than a big budget blockbuster it’s a change in the tide if I was Marvel I’d be worried DC have finally entered the game.
Mouth Wash- This is the part of the review where I recommend what you should watch next, the only movie I can recommend to follow this is Catwoman so you can fully appreciate how far DC have come in female-led superhero movies. *Spoiler Alert* it’s really, really bad.