Cayle’s Movie Reviews: “Wonder Woman”

It’s official: the DC Extended Universe finally has a good movie!

Wonder Woman is a unique take on the “fish-out-of-water” narrative in which the titular character is taken out of her environment and into war-torn Europe. You get to see the character arc of Wonder Woman/Diana Prince unfold during the movie’s runtime.

Another great aspect about the movie is its direction. The action scenes are well choreographed and the World War I scenes are filled with grim and despair. However, some of the movie’s CGI is rather unconvincing.

When it was first announced that Gal Gadot was announced to play Wonder Woman, there was a huge backlash. However, she managed to prove the naysayers wrong with her performance in this movie. She managed to portray Wonder Woman as an optimistic character in a grim world.

Chris Pine does a fine job as Steve Trevor. While he does have a great camaraderie with Gadot, his character is no slouch either. He does have his share of action scenes along with Wonder Woman.

My main complaint with this movie, however, is its villain set-up. I won’t go into detail, but it is one of those “surprise” villains. Another complaint about this movie is its use of slow-mo. It may work in a Zack Snyder movie, but it feels out of place here.

In conclusion, Wonder Woman is the very movie that the 2016 Ghostbusters failed to be. After a shaky start with Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman, and Suicide Squad, this film is a step in the right direction for the DCEU.

SCORE: 8/10

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