Pointless Nonsense

Posted in movies by Bill on June 5, 2017

Wonder Woman had a lot of expectations hung on it, being the first female superhero movie since the genre exploded. Elektra and Catwoman managed to tank superheroines for over a decade, so if this sucked, we might not see another for a while. Fortunately, it’s perfectly fine, and is really better than any of DC’s movies since they set their sights on a movie universe.

Wonder Woman is a tough role to pull off, and while I was never feeling like Gal Gadot was great, I also never felt like she was bad, which I guess means she was right for the part. Chris Pine ends up doing most of the heavy lifting and was actually quite impressive in it. Being a stranger in the world of men, Diana is the fish out of water, and he has to show her around, which is the source of both the comedy and the thematic stuff. It’s a lot to do, and he manages to carry it without grating on me at all.

The story’s just fine, the action is decent, a little bit shaky on some of the CGI but not a big deal. Themyscira didn’t really give me paradise vibes, but it was nice enough. The villains weren’t too exciting. Basically, Diana and Steve worked, and that was enough to make the movie pretty decent.


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