This was fun, but I feel it missed the chance to become something really special. I particularly disliked that it felt like at times she was Steve's sidekick. Maybe next time involve some female writers as well, to focus more in Diana's growth as a character. Plus, I usually prefer heroes that show a bit of vulnerability, rather than the "invincible, flawless god" trope. First 15' were the best.
Awesome. It feels a lot like the old Batman/Superman films, but more serious.I loved decisions that were made. The main character is superoverpowered (or empowered?) by nature, so the character's problem is internal, it is her naivety and idealism that she has to overcome. Her goddess powers would be hard to believe, if they were not embedded in realistical world, full of authentic material culture, bodies and faces.
Sweeping and glorious; it often feels like an MGM period epic on steroids. Snyder's bombast and unbridled enthusiasm is mediated by Jenkins' patience for characters and pacing. What musings there are on mothers, daughters, men, women, and war, work. Gadot's earnest, spirited performance won't soon be forgotten. There's probably a handful of classics to emerge from this dragging superhero craze. This is one of them.
Too long, too preachy (over a third of the film's runtime is given over to characters moralizing about killing gods, and the first fifteen minutes have some of the most cringe-inducingly on-the-nose dialogue I've ever heard) too computer-generated, too formulaic. In sum, everything that is wrong with modern film. I'll admit to enjoying the second act, but any goodwill that had accrued was dashed shortly thereafter.
First 1/2 of this was pretty great for what I consider an abysmal genre of filmmaking. Sadly, the second half is cheesy as hell and over the top, particularly the last fight seq. Extra 1/2 star for Gadot, who is perfect here. Lazy writing by Snyder & co. comes close to ruining the film, but there is a charm here that redeems some of its more cliched moments. Def over-hyped. Decent but ultimately forgettable. 3 stars
It's actually refreshing to watch a strong female-lead superhero in such a cheezy storyline and understand why most boys are so obsessed with Spiderman and Batman. Cause everytime there's a strong female lead, it always end up in a serious tone, playing a serious role where abuse is somewhat incorporated in the narrative.
Utterly boring snoozefest with the same superhero origin story we've seen a million times (even including the learning-to-jump-very-far scene). French character that was meant to be the comedy relief was actually just repeatedly sexist to Diana yet she never spoke against it. Ridiculously overlong, awful pacing, no style, no atmosphere and a boring heterosexual romance to put the final nail in demeaning Wonder Woman.
This is my first DCEU film and probably the last. When Robin Wright only lasts 20 minutes and Chris Pine gives the best and most nuanced performance, you know you're in for some not exactly espectacular treat. The middle section/fish out of water thing worked wonders actually (it was FUN), but not the rest of it. Terrible fx, boring vilains and a lead actress who exudes charisma and good will, but is very very stiff.