Despite an awful third act and a stupid twist, what makes this one of the best recent superhero movies is Gal Gadot's wonderfully naive performance and her and Chris Pine's almost Abbott/Costello like chemistry. Also, why did no one before this think of putting women in gladiator suits and making them fight? Genius!
Borderline unwatchable. If it weren't for Gadot being so charming, I would've turned it off within ten minutes. There's nothing separating this from other bloated, uninspired, comic-adapted garbage - except for the hype and politics surrounding the director being a woman. Somehow predictable and nonsensical, it was 90% dragged-out action scenes and 10% dialogue explaining why those scenes are happening.
Neither as brilliant nor as terrible as some claim, it's certainly the best of the recent crop of DC films. Not an easy character to get right and Jenkins manages to find an appropriate balance between feel-good and serious without resorting to camp. The performances are good though some of the casting seems awry and the CGI gets in the way at times. Overall, an impressive, promising and enjoyable opener.
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.
I was expecting this to be really fun. It was atrocious. The story and characters were so terribly rushed through and dull. The only good part was the first fight in the small town. The action was greatly unrepresented in this thing, and it didn't resolve that with a strong narrative.
Minus a sloppy final act, Wonder Woman is a fantastic entry in to the comic book movie genre. Gadot gives a performance that is both sympathetic and empathetic, and will likely become iconic in the process. Chris Pine has surprisingly become a full blown movie star in the classic sense, and the chemistry between him and Gadot is one of the movie's strengths and driving forces.
Very solid superhero adventure film. One of the best DC films of all time. Gal Gadot is highly charismatic in the role and her interplay with Chris Pine is supremely charming. Towards the end of the film, I was horrified that the film seemed to be heading in the direction of incoherent schlock much like the other DCEU films, but it ended with a very well-developed character arc for our heroine. 3.5/5