This will be a spoiler-free review.
Though not perfect, viewers of Wonder Woman will ponder why it took so long for this superhero to make it to the big screen.
The Quintessential Wonder Woman: Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot plays the role of this iconic hero perfectly in this movie. Gadot has the look (as she is incredibly gorgeous). And she does a great job showcasing the confidence and power of the character.
As Robert Downey Jr. will forever be Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel universe, Gadot should respectively receive the same kind of honor for her depiction of Wonder Woman for this generation.
A Worthwhile First Film
Kudos to director Patty Jenkins for making a film that defied expectations. Honestly, I had fears that this movie could flop.
I have had high hopes for other superhero movies before – only to find myself meeting lots of disappointment in the end. Based on the recent films for the DC universe, I felt worried Wonder Woman would fall victim to the trend of mediocre-or-worse movies.
Fortunately, this was not the case. If you were to ignore the DC Comics name and everything else about this superhero’s mythos, I believe this movie could stand alone on its own merits.Gadot embodies the hero on screen with such style and grace, and you cannot help but want to root for her to succeed. But with this in mind, Wonder Woman is not without its share of flaws.
Without getting too much into it, the story could have been better. The execution at parts felt a bit off if I were to nitpick. Nonetheless, there was nothing egregiously wrong, either.
If you were to break it all down, this is a summer flick totally worth the price of admission.
In the end, Wonder Woman sets up a wonderful foundation that will, no doubt, lead to further movies. With awesome numbers this past weekend at the box office (more than $100 million – a record for a movie debut by a female director), I foresee Wonder Woman drawing in lots of moviegoers now and down the road with its sequels.
Film images belong to Warner Bros. Pictures. Wonder Woman belongs to DC Comics.