Impressions of the movie; Wonder Woman

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    A few weeks ago, me, my daughters and a few of their friends went to see Wonder Woman, before school started. While the movie had already been out at least a month, the theater was rather packed. I like science fiction/fantasy movies and having seen WW in "Batman vs Superman", my curiosity was piqued.

    I enjoyed it, despite two minor details. Jenkins did an excellent job directing a female action flick and I love Gal Gadot, and her WW costume. The younger crowd there, mainly females, went nuts at times. The only minor flaws as I saw them;

    a) An American Indian in the movie (The Chief) seemed anachronistic and out of place in a WWI setting and 2) WW's romantic interlude with Steve Trevor is not consistent with the WW comic mythos and an unnecessary part of the subplot, but neither affected my enjoyment. I will definitely see another Wonder Woman movie with both Jenkins and Gadot.

    What do you think?
     
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    I don't mind chick flicks about Queen Elizabeth 1st etc.

    But I would never go fantasies like WW or Supergirl even if my GF promised to sit on my face afterwards. That would be the girlie equivalent of a Klan meeting.
     
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    I agree with your take on Steve.

    No Indians in the First World War?

    Were you thinking they killed them all off before the turn of the century?
    They not only allowed Indians to fight in WWI, they had a group of Indians to send undecipherable messages in WWII.

    I was upset they set it in WWI, since her origins, per the comics, were in WWII
     
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    Nooooo. I was referring to the concept of an American Indian entrepreneur operating as a smuggler during WWI. I also agree, in the comic mythos, WW came out in the 40's, during WWII. I never thought of that. Well, I liked the movie anyways.
     
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    I'll have a better idea in 2 weeks when the DVD comes out.
     
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    The trailer looked like a pushy femininny fantasy.
     
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    I will not deny that the first female action superhero movie, would attract a lot of female attention. Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) is also now filming the "Justice League" movie. I suppose I am bias that way. :)
     
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    Same as you, good movie and same issues pretty much. Did she get shot through the gut in that one fight scene? The sequel WW 2 comes out in a couple years or so (Dec 2019 I think) but I don't know if Jenkins is signed on to direct it yet. She did good in this movie tho.
     
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    It did appear she was shot in the gut but the movie glossed over it without explanation. Good find. I found that disconcerting for a moment but forgot to mention that. A continuity flaw for sure but I watch such movies for "escapism", not reality. So it really didn't stick with me.
     
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    I thought Wonder Woman was pretty good, but nothing spectacular. I think it has been over-hyped.

    The secondary characters are paper-thin. There is really no character development outside of WW and Trevor.

    Diana's motivations are fairly vague. She was taught some tales about Ares as a child, and despite being told the stories were just stories, she believes (based on the description of the first man she's ever met, and who she knows for a very short time) that the war must be caused by the god of war, and that if she kills him, all of the soldiers will just lay down their arms and hug it out. I understand having her be naive, considering her isolated upbringing, but it goes much too far.

    Ares is a weak villain. The German general is also pretty weak. Dr. Poison had potential, but it was wasted in the end.

    It's hard to determine if WW is supposed to be bullet-proof. She's seen deflecting bullets a lot, but she is shot at so often, one would think a bullet would have gotten through. :dunno:

    I didn't like some of the CGI fighting. Not the worst stuff ever, I just wasn't impressed with a few of the scenes.

    The movie was enjoyable, but there have been quite a few better comic book movies in recent years. The success of WW will hopefully help the DCU. It would be good to have 2 comic book movie universes with good movies.
     
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