This has surely left some mixed feelings. On the one hand, you have a pretty cool storyline and on the other some really bad acting and horrific SGI. Surprisingly, Chriss Pratt delivered an awesome performance but Miss Universe, as physically fitting to this role as she is, still has some work to do. Also, I really want to have a word with a person who came up with an idea to cast Remus Lupin. Overall, a fun watch!
Watched this in theatres. Cinematography & visual effects wise, stunning. Storywise, not as much. Personally, I felt that Wonder Woman didn't have a focus. It tries to squeeze drama, thriller, comedy, romance all into one film. I couldn't believe the characters because they were too simple. They tried to make a point about feminism through Wonder Woman, but to me- failed.
Had I seen it on a huge screen, in a theater full of fellow supplicants sucking fumes from the full-tilt summer-blockbuster hype machine, its magic might have worked. But apart from feeling more lubricious than liberating--"I'm both frightened and aroused," my ass--this bright, beautiful, color-burst of a film is dully, dutifully witless--its only superpower is pandering. Here's to David Thewlis cashing in, though.
No one should be forgiven for thinking this movie has any feminist currency beyond the most superficial level. It's unfortunate that, with the way people talk about "success in Hollywood" for female directors these days, this is seen as a step up for Jenkins. Aside from about 20 minutes of decent humor, it's a bore. And what are those accents being used/attempted by the Amazons?
The kind of expensive, sign-o-the-times camp that asks you not to think too much—or rather, to think in a specific way. The conversation on WW is dominated by political representation, which makes sense because its only valuable addition is a both an ode to womanhood and an eye for the BS women have to put up with in politics, fashion, and a million daily interactions. Diana dropped the ball on the Holocaust, though.
I really wanted to like this movie... But the lead actress looks so much like a top model (thin thin thin) I can't imagine physical power coming from her. She also plays too much the ingenue. The male leading role is tepid. I think the scenario and the dialogues are to blame. The characters stay superficial, the scenes have no depth... Not to say that the other recent super heroes movies are better of course.