This is the movie that Batman, Superman, and the risible Batman V Superman could, and should, have been.
From the start this is a remarkable DC superhero movie. Real characters. Real people. And real challenges.
The opening scene of Diana getting Bruce Wayne’s ‘I know who you are’ message is very neat and not verycstalker-ey. Then the shift to the origin story is something that any number of tedious ‘reboots’ could learn a thing from: there’s a reason to look to the past here.
Diana’s upbringing sets the scene for her complex approach to war very well. Partly because it is tough and idyllic. And partly because we know she will lead a different life from her amazon family.
Her rescue of Chris Pine is superb. Genuine heroism captured in a handful of short scenes.
Gal Gadot IS Wonder Woman. A tough role to play and she is convincing.
I was so pleased to see Chris Pine play a brilliant support role to her. Yes, sure, he is Kirk at times and in being so he does a great job of complementing Gadot’s excellent Diana.
I really liked the ‘it’s a bit more complicated than that’ good vs evil precept to the story that Pine espouses and Gadot realises. A nice complex twist from most superhero stuff.
I heard some parallels being drawn with Capt. America. Sure it’s set in a world war. Yes, the ‘German’ villains are present and magically/scientifically enhanced. But this is more serious and somewhat more definitive in its approach.
Well worth seeing and despite an earlier ‘8/10’ my daughter reasoned me up to 9/10. This is a superhero movie to watch.