Today's Wonder Woman Emerges: 2017 Movie Review
Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) in the present time recalls her past as she receives a photo of her with some men during the 1st World War in 1918. As a young kid, she has a desire to fight like the warrior women in the hidden island of Themyscira. It is the home to the Amazon race, created by the gods of Mount Olympus for the purpose of protecting humankind. Her mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) tells Diana that his father Zeus struck the god of War named Ares. Diana's desire to fight so she could protect humans and the Amazon race, is tolerated by her mother's sister, General Antiope (Robin Wright). They defy the queen's strict order to avoid Diana from training. She grows up stronger and powerful as she thinks, and one day rescues a human American pilot captain named Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) as his plane crashes to the coast of Themyscira. Just right after saving Steve, their hidden place is invaded by the German people who are after him. General Antiope dies for blocking a bullet intended for her niece, Diana. During the interrogation, the Amazons question Steve's occupation and he reveals that he is an Allied spy. Along with this information, he tells them about "The War to End All Wars." Diana convinces herself that Ares is responsible for the war so she goes with Steve to London. With the biggest determination to fight and protect humans from being casualties of war, she emerges as Wonder Woman and pours her heart out with all her strength to save everyone that she could.
What makes it interesting?
It is interesting because it is Wonder Woman. For most, there is no question at all that this is a very interesting movie. Just typing the movie title in google would lead to a lot of good reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, CinemaScore, Vox.com, The New York Times, etc. The positive feedback from critics and the public audience is just way too colorful though I think I was the last one to get swayed by this movie.
When she debuted at Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, I wasn't amazed. I felt that Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman was lacking so while everyone was patient enough to wait in line as the cinema's front was swarming with enthusiastic viewers, I was at home during the first two weeks and I didn't bother watching this at the big screen. Sure, it's interesting because Director Jenkins is the first female director of such an ambitious studio superhero movie and there was even a comment about the film being the best installment in the DC Extended Universe but I just wasn't that excited at all. I wanted to see it but not in the theater.
For such a shallow reason, I was thinking that Gal Gadot couldn't hold a candle to Miss World America, Lynda Carter who holds the crown of being a Wonder Woman. And for another shallow reason, Chris Pine playing Wonder Woman's love interest didn't rivet any sparks. I was also hoping to watch someone like Chris Hemsworth or maybe Xavier Samuel's handsome looks. I don't know. I just didn't like the actors who played the characters in this film for my ridiculous reasons.
On its 3rd week of release, I finally watched it and I didn't blink nor let any line slip from my ears because the film was a hundred times more majestic and breathtaking that any other Superhero movie! Apologies to Gal Gadot and Chris Pine because I was completely blinded by my own mindset about how Wonder Woman and her love interest should look like. They were both sensational in the film and I love every second of it! I didn't know that Robin Wright is in the movie as General Antiope and she's one of my favorites. From its visual effects, to its music, to its characters, to its story line and its humor, I couldn't think of the best word to describe this film because it is just simply the best. Up to this time, I just can't get enough of the fighting scenes and I am so head over heels in love with Wonder Woman that I'd watch it over and over and over.