It was a time when comics were becoming a fad due to the popularity of Superman, the one who started an era called “The Golden Age Of Comics.” During the WWII years, many superheroes were created such as Batman, Captain America, Shazam, Aquaman, The Flash, among many others.
In 1941, a psychologist turned comic writer name William Morton, introduced a female superhero for the first time in comic book history called Wonder Woman. This was during a period when comics were were being marketed for the male demographic.
As the years went on, the character’s legacy inspired more female superheroes including Batgirl, Supergirl, Black Widow, Gamora, The Powerpuff Girls, Raven, She-Hulk etc.
After many appearances on television most notably the 70’s TV show featuring Lynda Carter as the title character. Animated cartoons like Superfriends and Justice League. Video games appearances in Injustice 1 & 2, Lego Batman games, and Lego Dimensions.
Her first ever chronological appearance to appear on the silver screen is The Lego Movie, two years prior to her live action film debut which Batman Vs. Superman. After many years of development, it was time to give The Warrior Princess her very first solo film.
This article contains no SPOILERS feel free to read it if you haven’t got chance to witness her solo movie.
Beautiful: The performances from Gal Gadot and Chris Pine was the highlight of this film including their chemistry together.
The tone is lighter with suitable humor. WB must’ve taken some notes on why Superman can’t be Nolafied. It means most filmmakers directing superhero pictures are trying to imitate Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy to make it more darker, realistic, mopey, philosophical, dramatic, emo, tragic, edgy, gothic, depressing, gritty, grungy, sad, adult, you name it.
Hollywood has finally shown the origins of Wonder Woman on the big screen, completing D.C.’s holy trinity. All we have left to compete the solo adventures of the remaining founding members of the Justice League are Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg, and a proper a Green Lantern adaptation. (Ryan Reynolds’ version doesn’t count)
The Action Scenes got my blood pumping.
The set pieces during WWI felt historically authentic.
The Visual Effects weren’t cheesy or outdated.
The source material to the Wonder Woman lore was carefully crafted to make it an epic adventure.
For the first time in cinematic history, a female director is the first person to direct a critical and box office success of a superhero film.
The color filter is clean in several scenes, the war scenes have the dirty and grungy filter which is okay for the war setting.
The Main Antagonist depicted in this film is kept under wraps on the marketing campaign. WB finally learned their lesson on not giving way to much from their trailers.
The Fish Out Of Water element gave me a couple of laugh out loud moments.
The stakes drastically rises during a battle between Wonder Woman & the mystery villain.
A big twist is involved in this movie. Won’t tell you.
Negative: I don’t recall if there were any flaws in it. I’m surprised I didn’t say “Hey this wasn’t supposed to happen.”
The Final Verdict: A for Apex.
Wonder Woman probably one of the best superhero movies of the year next to Lego Batman, Logan and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. But 2017 isn’t til it’s over when every film is out this year, then I’ll go back and see which was better than the last film.
Thank you D.C. Comics & Warner Bros. for developing a proper film based on one of the founding members of the Justice League. My mom grew up watching the Linda Carter version on TV and she really enjoyed this movie. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for the future.
Til the next review I’ll continue to spread the word around and support your cinematic universe.
By the way I’ve coined the term “Nolafied” it means someone that was once light hearted and happy, transforms into someone who’s now grungy and mopey. Nolafied needs to be copyrighted and needs to be added to the dictionary.