Movie review: Wonder Woman
“I am the man who can”, says Diana aka Wonder Woman. DC Comics’ new movie “Wonder Woman” has made it huge for all the right reasons in theatres since it was released Last Friday.
The movie is based on the famous DC Comics character Wonder Woman, and is distributed by Warner Bros Pictures. Directed by Patty Jenkins, the movie showcases the stand of a woman against the evil inflicted upon the world. By the end, she learns to fight the bad within humanity rather onto them and embraces the good they have at core.
Long story short, Diana is a half Amazon (we find this out later) grown up among other Amazons who were created by Zeus to defend and protect humankind from the god of war.
We see a bunch of strong women in every meaning of the word away from humankind raising and training Diana as one of their own who turns out to be the strongest of all. The lead lady strongly believes in the stories she has grown up listening to and in the purpose of her existence. She gets the chance to serve her purpose but at great cost.
Thus, the movie is actually an all-rounder. You get action, romance, humour and some high-end philosophy to ponder about. My rating would be a strong 8 out of 10. It was a good two hours and 21 minutes for me.
As a serious superhero movie unlike Deadpool, the comic elements in the movie are rich and subtle. From the very beginning, we see the spark of humour in the naive but dangerous plights of child Wonder Woman. Later we see some refreshing comic scenes as Wonder Woman encounters the first ever male (Steve) in her life. The dialogues too are a grand source of laughter. Steve’s self-proclamation of being “above average” while he has the chance and Sameer’s being “scared and aroused” both at the same time seeing Diana fight gave my fellow audiences a good laugh.
The movie was not only a treat visually because of Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, it also successfully appeals to your intricate taste due to high impact visual effects. Moreover, seeing the one of a kind female superhero in those outstanding action scenes fighting all that is bad, evil and against humanity, feeds the soul of your inner feminist.
The plot too with its twists and turns and rich emotional sequences tells the story masterfully. The story being set on the stage of the historic World War One remains very true to its space-time portrayal. It very accurately gives the feel of the time and the atrocities conducted by humans upon humans back then. The war scenes, the use of archaic weapons and the trenches on the war fields really allow you to take a visit down that historic black chapter.
Gal Gadot cannot but be praised for her wonderful portrayal of wonder woman. For me that is the right sort of womanliness; bold and fearless. Her performance, attire and look convinced the audience from the very beginning. In the end, we find out why she looked so godly the whole time.
At the end, Diana fulfills the purpose of her existence only to realise that saving the world of humans or rather men (where a woman being present in a state meeting is unacceptable) from their shallowness and self-destructive nature is not the job of any superhero. She realises that her mother was right when she said that humans do not deserve her wonders.
But, believing in the strength of love, she decides to stay back anyway. As she proclaims - the humans are all that and “much more” with their ability to love. So, she chooses to love them and keep fighting for the cause of making the world a peaceful and better place.
Thus, the movie is actually an all-rounder. You get action, romance, humour and some high-end philosophy to ponder about.
My rating would be a strong 8 out of 10. It was a good two hours and 21 minutes for me.