We are in a time where super heroes have taken over the big screen, each year fans are given a chance to see their favorite characters come to life. With guidance from Director, Patty Jenkins and excellent story writers, Zack Snyder, Allan Heinberg, Jason Fuchs, DC Comics delivers in my opinion one of their best super hero movies, Wonder Woman. This film sends a powerful message to all women about equality and strength, just a few of my many reasons for loving the 2017 reboot of Wonder Woman depicted in this review.
On an island of Amazon woman, the young princess Diana dreams of one day being the strongest and toughest woman among her peers. Before becoming Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she trained each day learning what it takes to be an unconquerable warrior. Diana’s life quickly changes when an American pilot, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crashes on her island shores and tells of a major war from the place he came from. Convinced War God, Aries (David Thewlis) is the threat behind the war, Diana sets out with the American pilot on a mission to end the conflict. Prior to leaving her people, Diana grabs a few family heirlooms to complete her attire in aiding herself in becoming Wonder Woman. As her quest unfolds, Diana discovers her true powers.
This film is packed with positivity. The power, strength and confidence women possess is amazing. Wonder Woman demonstrates this in every way with Gadot’s excellent performance. She not only shows these wonderful traits through her talent, but Gadot seems to be a perfect fit for the character. Aside from Gadot’s role, this film also shows the aftermath of war and the consequences with making poor decisions. The combination of Gadot and Pine’s acting together is great.
I can’t speak highly enough about Wonder Woman, this film is a must see. With the new Wonder Woman, the future is very bright for DC Comics and their upcoming films of Justice League. This character alone may steal the spotlight from Batman and Superman. Given the chance, Wonder Woman needs to be on your list of films to see this summer.