Director: Patty Jenkins
I will not go on making an introductory statement here giving a history and what went on with DC and all that crap they made while battling MCU. Wonder Woman is how DC is now supposed to follow and make movies. Simply put, try & try again does work in the real world and DC has proved it with Wonder Woman.
From the introduction of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman Vs. Superman, everyone was extremely excited and anxious at the same time. Given only Batman Trilogy by Chris Nolan has worked for DC, Wonder Woman was a huge gamble and they must be thanking their stars for taking this gamble as it paid off all previous debts of making bad movies.
The first time Director, Petty Jenkins, has done a masterful work on recreating the iconic female lead which was somehow battered down in the midst of all masculine & macho male superheroes. The only previous cinema movie she directed was Monster, starring Charlize Theron. Petty did not have any experience in directing such big budget movies but then again, as said by Steve Jobs “Stay hungry, stay foolish”. She has emerged in the line of the “A listed” directors.
The story we already know as we have seen through the trailers and have read through comics but I would let you know what I loved and didn’t like about the movie:
What I liked
Gal Gadot was the perfect choice for the role. Her mannerism as an innocent virgin (I’m assuming here) who didn’t know men and the outside world was perfect. Her wrath as Wonder Woman was even better and anyone questioning her slim figure as opposed to the one in comics should realize what a real Woman looks like.
The story was complete, there are no shortcomings or areas where one wonders what happened in the past and what not. Everything was explained at one point or the other.
Villians were a bit of a surprise here. Of course that was to give the twist and turn to the entire plot. Still, quite entertaining.
The historical display of buildings and cities was breathtaking. The amount of details into how every shot was created was a delight to watch
What I didn’t like
Amazon was easily found whereas it was just revealed that Zeus hid it from the outside world.
Chris Pine at times was shown weaker in character than Gal Gadot. Probably because it was Wonder Woman and not Wonder Man.
Boss Fight was not long enough. Although the intensity of that fight was off the charts but a little extended fights would have been better.
Gal Gadot looked so mesmerizing & beautiful that at times at least I was only looking at her and did not pay attention to what was going on in the scene. That’s not particularly a negative but still I just wanted to let you guys know.
No brainer, stop reading and go watch the movie in IMAX, you’ll love it for sure. If you don’t then just rent Suicide Squad and watch it again.