Wonder Woman - 3.5 Stars
It’s about time. DC Films has finally released a good movie!
Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Gal Gadot was the best part of 2016’s atrocious Batman vs Superman and she truly shines in the first female led superhero movie in 12 years. Fronted my director Patty Jenkins and starring, alongside Gadot, Robin Wright, Chris Pine, Ewen Bremner and David Thewlis it would be difficult to go wrong. The story isn’t entirely original, but the rapport between the Army unit and Wonder Woman is exceptional. The opening twenty minutes in the Amazon feel a little uninspired, but the story quickly picks up once she enters the real-world. The visual effects are lacking, but the quality of the acting makes up for it. The score is also very impressive, with Wonder Woman’s theme being a stand-out.
Overall director Patty Jenkins has triumphed where so many have failed with the DC films and I couldn’t be happier with this film’s success.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Palace Nova Cinemas