I remember posting a link for this trailer on my page just a few months ago. The trailer looked amazing and I was so excited to see this movie. Since then, there has been this constant drip, drip, drip of negative talk, from issues on set to whose head would roll because the movie was just terrible. Just awful.
What the actual …. ?
I have no idea who those gossipy nay-sayers were but they clearly did not watch the same movie I did.
Wonder Woman is awesome!
The story so far …… Diana (Gadot) is an Amazonian warrior princess, living on an island protected from the world by the God Zeus. When a plane crashes into the ocean and its pilot Steve (Pine) tells Diana of the horrors of the war outside her tranquil realm, she believes it is her destiny to protect the world from evil and the ancient God of war, Aries.
Diana and Steve travel back into his world and right into the middle of World War 2. Diana is enthralled and appalled in equal measure. She may be an almost unbreakable warrior but at heart, like all Amazonians, she is a woman of peace.
With the help of Steve’s secretary, the adorable Etta (Davis) and a bunch of Steve’s mates, Scottish sniper Charlie (Bremmer), suave fast talker Sameer (Taghmaoui) and the spiritual Chief (Rock), the group set off to stop the war and possibly Aries from destroying humanity altogether.
With a wonderful combination of action, humour, romance and more than a little girl power, Wonder Woman has been carried gracefully into the 21st century by Gadot, who makes for a beautiful and charming Diana Prince.
But for all her fighting skills and warrior temperament, Diana is a creature of peace and when confronted with the true horrors of war, it is ultimately her heart and gentle wisdom that defines her as a true superhero.
The only question now is when do we get the sequel and however will the boys match Wonder Woman?
4 ½ stars
Director : Patty Jenkins
Starring : Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Said Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremmer, Eugene Brave Rock, Lucy Davis, Lilly Aspell
Running Time : 141 minutes
Release Date : In Cinemas Now
If it's on in Newcastle, it's on Newcastle Live