Directed by Patty Jenkins, ‘Wonder Woman’ tells the story of the fictional superhero and demigoddess, Princess Diana of the Amazons. Diana, formed to be a warrior, decides to leave her home to help an American spy win a world war and end all possible wars.
To start with, ‘Wonder Woman’ is far from being dull and uneventful; it is full of action and excitement. On top of that, I really loved how Themyscira [city of Diana] is presented in the film, as paradisal and peaceful, it really reflects who the Amazons are and their mission. Basically, I was stunned by the shooting location [it was filmed in different places in Italy], it’s literally the perfect location to represent this fictional city.
In all honesty, unlike usual commercial films, ‘Wonder Woman’ tackles important themes such as sexism, corruption and human objectification [For example, soldiers are seen as weapons, killing machines, not as humans] which I really appreciated.
Furthermore, I liked Gal Gadot’s performance as Wonder Woman, I think she can really pull it off. Plus, I didn’t feel like her performance was under or over-dramatized, it was just right.
Nonetheless, the film is still cliche and somehow cheesy. I did not like the use of slow motions [used to emphasize Diana’s strength] because it has been seen already in so many movies and the director just over did it . Moreover, I did not like how it ended and how the protagonist resolved the problem, I just wish the plot turned out differently.[SPOILER ALERT: I wish Ares didn’t turn out to be real, I just wish they kept him a myth, I think it would have been more interesting.]
‘Wonder Woman’ is definitely a movie you should watch; I actually got goosebumps at some point when the theme music started playing.