When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
The live-action DC Comics movies have not been the best in recent years. After huge disappointments like "Batman vs Superman" and "Suicide Squad", I was almost ready to write the studio off. However, with the release of "Wonder Woman", I feel a bit more confident there will one day be a DC movie I will truly enjoy. It did not feel like there was as much studio interference this time around and it showed with a flawed but fun experience. Something I could not say about the others. The OST and acting performances definitely stood out this time around while the story, sadly, fell into some clichés and a generic 3rd act. The biggest turn off for me however, was the runtime. They could have easily cut the movie 30 minutes short as it definitely did not have to be 2 and a half hours long. Though, I want to elaborate a bit more on the acting. Gal Gadot and Chris Pine had some fantastic chemistry and it really made me connect with their characters and the journey they went on. In the end, I would only recommend "Wonder Woman" to fans of the other recent DC movies.
I actually had relatively high hopes for the Wonder Woman movie and I have to say I am not disappointed. While the initial character backstory was over relatively quickly it did not feel as though you were really missing anything. However, I did feel like Wonder Woman was the only character where they put some real effort in telling a short but effective backstory as the other main characters lack in this department. Aside from this, the story was pretty compelling overall with some good humor and cool hand to hand combat. I did not get bored during the film, but I did notice some repetitivity in the action scenes once in a while. The latter felt like they needed some filler at times and I feel like they should have dropped some of the action scenes to make place for deeper story. I also want to mention I really liked the OST as it really hits the mark for the movie. In the end I think Wonder Woman is a solid superhero film and more importantly a lot of fun to watch.
"Wonder Woman" is the 4th movie in the rocky "DC Extended Universe" ship and after a streak of misfires this had to be their time to shine. Of course, there is still room for improvement, but "Wonder Woman" was definitely a big step in the right direction. The story, while entertaining, felt too long and simplistic for it's own good. This was largely due to the abundance of repetitive action scenes, where we would have preferred to get some more development for the supporting cast of characters. However, what it lacked in the story department, they definitely made up for with the OST and acting performances from Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. The dynamic duo's chemistry practically dripped from the screen and this was a delight to see. This made us care for the main characters at every corner, despite the clichéd journey they went on. With all that being said, we recommend "Wonder Woman" to both DC and action flick fans.