I caught one of the first screenings of Wonder Woman today and it was a blast. As the latest addition to the DCEU, Wonder Woman smashes all expectations and leave little room for criticism.
We follow the life of Diana, who is born in Themyscira and brought up with an overprotective mother. All Diana strives to be while growing up is to be a Warrior like all before her, but after meeting a Man named Steve Trevor, she realizes that she wants to do more.
The film portrays an accurate depiction on the Amazons and pulls no punches when it comes to the amount of badass these warriors can dish out. Compared to men who hide behind their guns, the Amazons are courageous and honorable.
Director Patty Jenkins is unafraid to show the true potential of women, especially when they are unburdened by the need to care for issues such as make-up or fashion.
Given the time period the film is set in, it is inspiring to all women out there as Gal Godot walks into an office full of men and doesn’t take crap from anyone.
Chris Pine is an excellent Steve Trevor. He portrays an awkward yet believable Spy capable of infiltrating the German ranks to obtain valuable information. His chemistry with Gal Gadot is impressive as we watch a grounded man try to help her fit into the world of men. This is amplified by Etta Candy, played by Lucy Davis, who is comical in her own right while also showing some backbone of her own.
The cinematography is amazing and captures even the messy fight scenes cleanly. Compared to many other Action movies that feature lazy camera shaking to hide bad choreography and stunt doubles, Wonder Woman does an amazing job in ensuring that viewers get to see the whole shebang.
Speaking of which, fight choregraphy is magnificent. They did a good job of juxtaposing Martial Arts and Gunfighting into a fluid sequence. Along with the impeccable use of CG and slow-motion, viewers will be delighted to keep their eyes glued to the screen.
Wonder Woman keeps you rooting for Diana and her beliefs as she continues to challenge ideals and the status quo without any semblance of fear. Patty’s ability to make viewers root for an overpowered demigod is impressive as we eventually realize that her powers are the least of our concerns.
Take my word for it: Watch Wonder Woman. This movie defies all expectation and is empowering for both men and women. You’ll leave the cinema wanting more, instead of being grateful that it ended.