Monday, June 26, 2017

Wonder Woman - Movie Review

Genre: Superhero, Action

Director: Patty Jenkins

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis

My Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis: Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

My Thoughts: WOWZA! This movie was phenomenal. As a woman, I have rarely watched something and left feeling such an overwhelming feeling of awe and empowerment. While DC's movie universe has been all over the place (Man of Steel was good but a little boring and slow, Batman vs. Superman had all kinds of problems, and Suicide Squad I found to be fun but also very problematic), Wonder Women absolutely kicked it out of the park and started something fresh and new for the comic company. 

I really don't even know where to start gushing about Wonder Woman. Everything was so , so good... the cinematography, the acting, the pacing, etc. I would honestly consider to be one of the best movies of the year! While I would consider myself to be a HUGE Marvel fan, I will be the first to admit that Marvel has problems with their villains as well as hitting emotional marks. Wonder Woman has everything that makes a Marvel movie great plus those two very crucial items (sorry to be comparing Marvel and DC... I'm just trying to note the importance of how well this movie killed me with my emotions!). My favorite part of this movie has to be the fight scenes though. They are perfection and Gal Gadot is my hero (I literally cried every time she used the lasso of truth).

Overall, I cannot recommend this movie enough. It is about time that women have a kick-ass role model to represent them. This movie proved that men and women can work together and both be bad ass at the same time. Usually if the man was the superhero, the woman would be put into a situation in which she needed to be rescued. However in Wonder Woman, even though the roles were reversed, there was never a moment that I thought Steve was put into a distressing situation. Both Diana and Steve fought next to each other and with each other and that is representation that is hardly ever shown (sorry for the rant lol)! If you haven't seen this movie, please do yourself a favor and go see it right now!!

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