Wonder Woman

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Year of Release: 2017

Genre: Comic Book

Related to/Remake of: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Directed By: Patty Jenkins

Music By: Rupert Gregson-Williams

Starring: Gal Gadot (as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (as Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (as General Antiope), Danny Huston (as General Erich Ludendorff), David Thewlis (as Sir Patrick Morgan), Connie Nielsen (as Queen Hippolyta), Elena Anaya (as Doctor Isabel Maru), Ewen Bremner (as Charlie), Saïd Taghmaoui (as Sameer), Eugene Brave Rock (as Chief), and Lucy Davis (as Etta Candy)

Basic Plot: After rescuing an American World War I pilot who crashes near her home island, Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) leaves her home amongst her fellow Amazon warriors and travels to London in an effort to stop a German general (whom she believes to be the ancient Greek god of war, Ares) who is working with a scientist to create a chemical weapon capable of killing thousands of innocent civilians.

Rating (Out of 4): 3

Pros: Gal Gadot does impressive work as the title character, and Chris Pine is as reliable in his role as Wonder Woman’s sidekick.  Great work from the supporting cast, as well.  This movie has a greater emphasis on humor than some of the more recent DC-related films, and it’s hugely to its benefit.  Marvel has excelled at this in recent years, and if this movie is any indication, it seems that filmmakers may be finally figuring out the importance of a little levity in films featuring DC characters.  An impressive action movie directing debut for Patty Jenkins.

Cons: The two biggest cons are related to the villains.  Without giving away too much, the lead villain isn’t developed enough, and the final battle with that villain against Wonder Woman isn’t nearly long enough or worthy of the build-up.