A great movie about the life of Professor Marston. Director Angela Robinson succeed to show how great Professor Marston was as a genius and his life as an ondinary man. PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN also tells about the two women in his life who led him made a Wonder Woman comicbook. Somehow, I always feel this movie is about feminism. Maybe because the way Marston glorified his women...
Silly, softly shot, and well made, the film stumbles any time it has to actually serve as a biopic. Any link back to reality only makes the fabricated nature of this telling more obvious. On-the-nose details are sometimes groan-worthy, but the filmmakers avoids treacherous pratfalls into sensationalizing the S&M aspects, or using the trio's plight as an analogy for minority groups of the time. Can't have everything.
Great!!! And it just makes the super heroine movie seem mild, harmless and out of sync with today's politics. Sadly, today's Wonder Woman seems tame. To reduce her to "finally[?] a female super heroine lead" is almost heartbreaking. There is so much more about gender and sexuality and roles and feminism that could be dealt with.
3.8* Hall astounds and Robinson keeps it all sexy and gripping with what could've been a stale melodrama. You also believe Heathcote when she wants to be tied up and demands to be loved. Evans is the weak link in what is otherwise an excellent threesome - yes, pun intended.
A tidy, unsurprising biopic that feels perfectly compressed for its feature format. Perhaps what's most convincing then is the way that it works best as a romance, irrespective of historical origins. Robinson has the wits to avoid putting too much stock in Marston's theories or accomplishments, rather letting mature and playful representation carry the emotional heft.
Una interesante mirada critica sobre las convenciones sexuales en la Norteámerica de los años 40, centrada en el peculiar ménage à trois entre la joven Olive Byrne y los esposos Elizabeth y William Marston, éste último, creador de la Mujer Maravilla. La ironia es ver que algunos de los más importantes postulados del Dr. Marston respecto a su personaje, fueron eliminados de la muy exitosa película de Patty Jenkins.
This is a brilliant film that perfectly captures a complex story and gives a lot of insight into human sexuality and emotions and how art can be a therapeutic reflection of ourselves and serve as a strong voice to educate people on the ways of the world and how things should be all while battling those who oppose it merely because they fear what they don't understand.
An intellectual soap-opera I found myself unapologetically invested in from the opening minutes. Destined to be ignored in theaters only to go on to be unearthed and supported by many, "Professor Marston & the Wonder Women" is a sturdy, detail-oriented biopic about the sexuality and psychological roots of the most iconic female superhero. Rebecca Hall gives one of the best performances of the year to boot.