Film Review: Wonder Woman

Jordan Samuel Jordan Samuel
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May 30th, 2017

Film Critic and Writer for ComiConverse.com, the Founder and co-host of the official Nerdcast Network Podcast

Review of: Wonder Woman
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A True Wonder

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On May 30, 2017
Last modified:May 30, 2017

Summary:

Wonder Woman is a celebration of the 75-year-old creation, reinventing Diana's origin for modern audiences, but not forgetting her roots and values. The DCEU is finally on track!

Review of: Wonder Woman
Price:
A True Wonder

Reviewed by:
Rating:

4
On May 30, 2017
Last modified:May 30, 2017

Summary:

Wonder Woman is a celebration of the 75-year-old creation, reinventing Diana's origin for modern audiences, but not forgetting her roots and values. The DCEU is finally on track!

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After the disappointing DCEU offerings, 2017 brings Wonder Woman the most anticipated superhero film in a decade. And film critic Jordan Samuel brings us the official ComiConverse review.

Film Review: Wonder Woman

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, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

Credit: Warner Bros.

Warner Brothers first venture into their own superhero cinematic universe, the DCEU, opened to an uneven start, dividing both critics and fans with its emphasis on darker elements. Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad all lacked the positive response needed to go forward with a blemish-free expanded universe. Needless to say, the DC community's ongoing support wasn't enough to bring in global box-office success.

Batman and Superman have both headlined recent iterations, giving us more DC adventures, but fans have been waiting a long time for the Amazonian princess Wonder Woman to get a shot at the big screen.

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These dreams cam true in 2016, with the lukewarm Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as Gal Gadot gave us a universality praised performance. Due to the character's popularity, Warner Bros. green lit an origin movie based on the Wonder Woman's origin story.

Patty Jenkins (Monster) was chosen to direct the long-awaited adaptation of Wonder Woman, which excited filmgoers due to her previous film being an Oscar-winner. Patty Jenkins is known for giving smaller lesser-known actresses career-defining roles, and having the keys to the first female-led superhero movie felt like the right thing, as her work is always character driven.

But apart from being the first female led superhero flick, does Wonder Woman stack up against the competition? Find out, as we delve into the next big DCEU movie.

Credit: Warner Bros.

Wonder Woman (2017) is a triumph for the 75-year-old DC Comics princess, concentrating on the character

Wonder Woman

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A True Wonder

Wonder Woman is a celebration of the 75-year-old creation, reinventing Diana's origin for modern audiences, but not forgetting her roots and values. The DCEU is finally on track!

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