I thought it was inspiring, and funny, and poignant. Each of the character’s was carefully planned and brilliantly acted. I adored Chris Pine and Gal Gadot’s chemistry and their relationship. He was so sweet and she was so … I don’t even quite know where to begin with Diana. I think the writers wrote their romance really well. I see why it went the way it did, but I wish it didn’t (that might not make the most sense, but I’m trying not to include any spoilers)!
Wonder Woman herself is iconic and powerful, she has her beliefs and I think her confidence in herself is something we should all try and replicate. They did a really good job of making her a role model for people, both men and women, everywhere. Her realisation at the end was important too, and even though it has been done time and time again, it fitted with her character and the situation. In today’s world with everything that is going on, I think the message of love is extra important.
I think a character that is probably overlooked a lot is Etta Candy (Lucy Davis), Steve Trevor’s (Chris Pine) assistant. She is funny, and sweet. When Steve suggests Diana (Wonder Woman) puts on glasses, Etta brilliantly responds “A pair of glasses, and suddenly she’s not the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen?” She reacts so well to all the weird things that she is faced with, I love her!
My one disappointment is that Chris Pine was an American working for the British Secret Service and there was no explanation for that, and there were very few British characters who were actually good. I think it’s great that Britain is being used in films and that more British actors are able to break into Hollywood, but a few more good English characters would have been fab.
I have to say that when I watched the previous DC film ‘Batman v Superman’ I felt it was a bit dark and missing a bit of something, but with this film they reignited my interest in the whole superhero franchise. It was light and funny when it could be, and dramatic at other times – it went through the full spectrum of emotions brilliantly.
If you get a chance to see it, I would take up that opportunity. Even if you’re not a big fan of superhero movies I would still go and see this because it’s a bit of everything, it’s got something for everyone.
Have a wonderful week, let me know what you think!
Films courtesy of DC Films, Warner Bros Pictures