It's not a flawless film, as Gadot desperately needs some added emotional range and acting lessons, and the end battle comes dangerously close to a CGI mess, but fans and skeptics alike can finally, safely say that "Wonder Woman" can give them optimism going forward for the previously troubled DC cinematic universe, especially considering their next movie, "Justice League", is the one that will make or break their film universe. And the end result is a critical darling that the DC Extended Universe - and, by effect, Warner Bros. - has been crying out for ever since Henry Cavill's Man of Steel took flight in 2013.
The movie triggered controversy previous year when the character of Wonder Woman was chosen as an honorary United Nations ambassador to fight for gender equality. You have encouraged us in our mission - to provide quality news and watchdog journalism.
"Perhaps there were too many rewrites and personnel changes (director Patty Jenkins was drafted in after the first choice left; while all five credited writers and eight of the 10 producers are male)". While I initially enjoyed the film on first viewing, the film loses its merits on second and third viewings. What is the message that is so timely? Like, I know there's a thing called Infinity War, which is like, I don't - really, like, Infinity War?
"[Patty Jenkins] was pretty clear: I had to fall in love with [Diana], crack some jokes, and be the kind of light spirit - which I had no problem doing!"
"I don't understand why somebody who has had zero big blockbuster representation for 75 years still has 15 little girls a minute coming to my door dressed as her every Halloween, like how does that not equal dollar signs?" "Because I want to see the signal that that will send to the world". While these releases were largely middling in terms of quality, they made those characters and movies feel like important cultural moments. Yeah, I think it will! This time they presented their petition to the security agencies on Monday, she said. Have you seen Wonder Woman?
And, clearly understanding the secret to Marvel's success in the same conceptual space, Jenkins understands the power of casting: Here, even relatively small supporting roles go to some of the finest actors on-screen, starting with Nielsen and Wright and extending to the great Danny Huston, as a villainous German general, and David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner and Lucy Davis as Steve's contacts back in London.
Absolutely. How cool is that?
"Wonder Woman" opens June 2 in the U.S. It's rated PG-13. It's all about mankind. She simply believes that humans are inherently good and that there'd be no war if Ares weren't putting evil thoughts in people's heads. We are here today. Karen D'Souza of the San Jose Mercury News writes that "Jenkins [Wonder Woman's female director] doesn't need to bludgeon us with pyrotechnics". The issue at hand, The Hollywood Reporter explains, is Israeli actress Gal Gadot's casting in the film, due to her previous service in the Israeli Defence Force. Wonder Woman is supposed to be a prequel to the first appearance of Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).