Wonder Woman (2017) – Encore Review


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“I will fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.” – Diana Prince

Number of Times Seen – Twice (1 Jun 2017 and 20 Dec 2020)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – After an American spy lands in the secret island of the Amazons, one of them is sent with him to the human world in order to try and find and destroy Aries, the God of War.

Bottom Line – Intriguing action film that really is able to show the true power of women in film. This film is directed by a woman, stars a woman as the superhero and also shows how fierce women can be as warriors. The story itself is played out well and they let us see the way that humanity has always been trying to destroy itself.  Gal Gadot is superb in the title role and really brings this character to life. Chris Pine is also great as Steve Trevor and he is the perfect guide for the human world. The two of them have great chemistry together especially during some awkward moments as they get to understand one another’s cultures.  Powerful action scenes allow us to see the various strengths of the characters. This is not THE best superhero ever made, but it definitely is one huge step in the right direction. The film’s message about war is so clear here and the fact that it comes from a seemingly outside source helps make it even more powerful. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Gal Gadot got her part shortly after she decided to give up on acting, being unsuccessful at landing roles and tired of regularly taking 15-hour plane back to Israel. However, when she was invited for a screen test, she was not told what the film was about and she agreed as a kind of final fling before she quit. The screen test consisted largely of reading relatively anonymous dialogue and she left afterward to return to Israel. However, she received a call-back and only then was she told that she was short-listed to play Wonder Woman. Gadot was floored at the idea of playing the iconic superhero and she eagerly agreed to participate further. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (downgrade from original review)

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