Wonder Woman Film Review

Call me a bandwagon all you want, I could not care less. Just recently I watched Wonder Woman and fell absolutely in love. Prior to the movie, I had no knowledge about the heroine, just that there was a show in the ’70’s. Well I am fool, I was missing out on my new favorite superhero of all time.

Now obvious reasons I loved the movie so much include the fact that Wonder Woman was such a strong female lead. I knew that with any Hollywood superhero movie there would have to be a love interest and I came in expecting the romance to take up most of the movie. Wrong. The movie had a nice amount of action, drama, romance, comedy. and even music to really highlight how special Diana was. The fight scenes didn’t get me dizzy because they were in slow motion. The dramatic scenes were reasonable and not cringey. The romantic scenes were sweet but not overbearing. And the music was perfect in describing the mood of a certain scene.

A second reason I loved the movie so much were because of the actors. I’m absolutely obsessed with Gal Gadot. She’s so gorgeous and perfect that I’m starting to think she is an actual goddess living amongst us lowly humans. Chris Pine is also so incredibly handsome with his tall, strong stature and his blue eyes. I mean the guy looks like a sweetheart in and out of the movie and if he weren’t 20 years older than me I would so-I digress. The last actor I will mention gets positive reviews from me, a Potterhead, because he’s none other than David Thewlis aka Remus Lupin. When I saw the man, I almost choked on my popcorn from gasping. I was so used to seeing him strong and healthy fighting for Harry, but in the movie he played a frail old man perfectly. He totally owned the role of Sir Patrick Morgan or Are.

The movie was full of activist messages which I loved so much too. The theme of love was a constantly popping up. My favorite moment was actually when Steve blows himself up and Diana loses it. Then she stands up (or was it flew) and starts talking about how love will always win. The quote goes like this “There’s a light and dark in all humans but that doesn’t matter. What matters is what you believe in and I believe in Love. ” Then afterwards Diana blew lots of stuff up which was pretty awesome.

 

I only really disliked the fact that Wonder Woman’s suit looked so stiff and tight on her. It looked so uncomfortable to move in especially with the sharp hems and hard shell. There are also parts of the movie where the slow motion was just plain unnecessary.  I mean it literally took a minute for her to kick a guy.

This was a pretty loose review of Wonder Woman. I may come back to revise and add more thoughts because I genuinely loved it.

Wolves with Problems

Just today I watched a movie titled Tomorrowland. I watched the movie prepared to hate it but surprisingly I did the opposite and absolutely loved it. I mean sure George Swooney, oops, I mean George Clooney was in it and Britt Robertson, the ever so gorgeous girlfriend of my soulmate (Dylan O’brien), but they weren’t what stood out to me at least. The movie was very persistent in conveying a message of hope, self confidence, and a message that life moves forward for the better.

In the beginning of the movie Casey (Robertson) tells her father a tale that her once told her.

There are two wolves who are always fighting.
One is darkness and despair.
The other is light and hope.
The question is: which wolf wins?

The one you feed.

That struck me so hard I just about cried during that scene. I mean holy shit Disney, I think you just helped me solve about half of life’s problems. It’s kind of saddening to hear that this movie didn’t perform so well because in the world we live in today this is a message we need to spread. In a society with racism, terrorism, global warming, world hunger and  etc. people need to be encouraged to be different and excel in whatever they are good at.

I as a person do not judge people on their jobs (I mean unless you’re some mass murderer or something of that sort). I believe that everybody had a part in this world. Here’s how I see it: I always hear about how people degrade and dis McDonald’s workers or any fast-food chain worker but they never think about how without those fast-food chains people would fare without jobs, the economy would plummet, and we may lose the fattening yet delicious french fries. So no matter what job you have just do your best.

Man, I got a little off track there, but going back to the movie. Well halfway during the film is where it got kind of messy and in my opinion a little rushed. Frank (Clooney) just willingly went back with Casey and Athena (Cassidy), I mean a person who put a pretty stubborn front you’d think that he’d try a little harder. When they finally got back to a basically trashed Tomorrowland we meet Governor Nix. When I first heard Nix’s name by the way I thought the writers were secretly trying to symbolize President Nixon and his decision in the Vietnam war. In a way they kind of did when later on in the film Casey, Frank, and Athena find a way to stop the apocalyptic device created by Frank which could have been stopped had it not been because of Nix’s decision to have some metallic disk thingy up. There folks is where I got lost.

Nevertheless the movie ended on a good note despite the discovery made about Athena and Frank’s short lived, kinda creepy romance as children tragically leading up to Athena’s death. All was well in Tomorrowland everything was moving forward positively. Frank made more robotic, or should I say audio-animatronic recruiters, Casey told her dad (whom I later freaked out over because he was Tim McGraw) who was surprisingly cool about another world showing up in front of his garage. Everything was moving forward (wink, wink) and Casey and Frank were feeding the wolf of light and hope. imgres-1