Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny,
Well, I’ll be the first to admit that despite the heavy feminist paintbrush on this movie, I did enjoy it for it’s entertainment value. When I see these “epic” comic book character pieces, I am always judging the movies seamlessness with my knowledge of the character, the show on television. From this perspective, there was only one thing that did not jive for me, but worked for the movie.
Another thing that worked for me was the woman that played Diana’s aunt. The look in her eye’s at Diana’s defeat of her captured the hope that Diana represented and was excellent acting.
The best thing about this movie can be found here: Chris Pine revealed. Ooo, la la! While creating this post I discovered that the character Charlie was played by Ewen Bremner, from Trainspotting & Trainspotting 2. I wonder what he looks like naked!
Which leads me to my final good thing about this movie: no extended, excessive love scene between Steve Trevor and Wonder Woman.
The sad realization this movie brought to mind is that oppression has been around since the beginning of the world. Wonder Woman’s naïveté that the war did not end after freeing the enslaved city, was symbolic of the idiocy that surround civilization/government: there are no winners…EVER! So, as I always espouse: why fight?
Finally, if someone can explain how Wonder Woman came to be, please email me. That part is still unclear. Was she modeled out of clay and given life by Zeus as her mother explains? It’s obvious she is the god destroyer. Another thing I want to know, how are Amazon women recreated? Or are they immortal like the gods? Too many questions left unanswered.