Ever since I was a kid reading comic books, I’ve DREAMED about Wonder Woman. She’s the best superhero ever, and I’ve yearned to see her on the big screen. She was my first real “instant crush.” Her brief introduction during Batman vs Superman was fantastic. This past weekend, the Wonder Woman movie brought my dreams to life…
Those of you who’ve read my novels know that I’m a big fan of strong female heroes. I admire, respect, and adore them, and they fascinate me. Much of that fascination was fostered at an early age when I read comic books, and the exclusive focus of my attention was Wonder Woman.
In my mind, she’s the perfect woman: smart, strong, confident, compassionate, assertive, powerful, resourceful, and finally, sexy beyond belief.
As far as the film is concerned, I loved it! Gal Gadot does an amazing job as Princess Diana. She accurately portrays Wonder Woman with all the zeal, power, and passion that fans come to expect from the Amazon demigoddess.
The Amazons are portrayed in impressive fashion and led by Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), who is Diana’s mother. Add to that, award-winning actress Robin Wright portrays Diana’s aunt, Antiope, who is the General of the Amazon army, and who helps train Diana in the tactics and fighting skills worthy of the best Amazon warriors.
In addition, Chris Pine does an outstanding job of portraying Steve Trevor, the American spy with a sense of honor and duty who falls in love with the famed demigoddess. To me, Pine has always very honestly presented his characters with appropriate alpha male qualities combined with a realistic and emotional side that makes for a more realistic, admirable hero. Actors Danny Huston (playing German General Ludendorff) and David Thewlis (playing English nobleman Sir Patrick and *spoiler*) are strong in their character portrayals, and are commanding on screen in their own accomplished ways.
Finally, accolades to Director Patty Jenkins for bringing this amazing vision to life, and for Jenkins’ nurturing and creative approach that makes the film so successful in its composition and presentation. Of course, the special effects and color spectrum combine to wrap everything up in visually compelling splendor.
If I had to pick nits, would I have any concerns about the film? In general, nothing that I felt was critical. I felt giddy as I left the theater, and that’s precisely how I wanted to feel about it when I sat down to view it. Perhaps more character development could have been exerted for both General Ludendorff and Dr. Maru, who scarcely gets explored or utilized in her vital role as a key antagonist.
Other than that, the film expertly helps the viewer understand where Diana comes from, what motivates her, and how she develops into history’s most remarkable heroine.
So, tell me, have you seen the Wonder Woman movie yet? If so, leave a comment and let me know your thoughts and how much you liked it.
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Now, I’m just waiting for Wonder Woman to knock on my door and sweep me off my feet. But that’s another fantasy for another day…
Until later, enjoy life; be kind to those around you, and Happy Reading! Peace.