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.