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Wonder Woman (2017): Exactly What DC Needed…And Then Some

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

29 Responses

  1. Helen Jones says:

    great review of a fab film! I loved it, and so did my ten year old daughter 🙂

    • Nick Kush says:

      That’s great to hear! Did the film give her a good idea for what she wants to be for Halloween? lol

      • Helen Jones says:

        Halloween, life… lol 😀 She thought it was girl power all the way and we ended up having a great conversation about what women can and cannot do in today’s world, and what our hopes are for the future (conversation driven by her, I might add). It was an unexpected bonus. And it’s now her favourite movie!

      • Nick Kush says:

        That’s so awesome! It’s so neat to see film have that effect on our youth!

      • Helen Jones says:

        Well, I think this is a pretty important film for a lot of reasons. And it is awesome, I agree 🙂

      • Nick Kush says:

        You’re so right!

  2. Well, saw the villain’s reveal coming, unfortunately. It wasn’t a distraction to the story telling, though. I also thought the peaking was early and was bothered by the ‘interlude’. BUT, for a movie that’s almost two and a half hours long, it was well paced overall and kept my attention. However, I thought several of the sidekicks did nothing to further the movie, but Pine and Gadot did demonstrate good chemistry. It seemed natural and unforced. The one thing that bemused me is that in some angles/shots, Gadot’s fingernail polish (a glaze, I guess) was visible, and I found some shots where she had a striking resemblance to a young Geena Davis.

    Cheers

    • Nick Kush says:

      Well I guess you’re smarter than I am because I did not see that villain reveal coming! Lol. I knew it wasn’t Danny Huston since his character was so overtly evil that it was begging for a bait and switch but it didn’t occur to me that David Thewlis was behind it all. I noticed the make-up as well. I guess I pass that off as “movie magic.”

      • Hah – no, not smarter at all, LOL. My wife and I play games at home trying to determine the villains on mystery movies and series, and have developed insights into ‘tells’. It evolved from reading mysteries. Part of the process is eliminating others, as you did with Huston. But the betrayal route of ‘nice person is revealed to be evil’ is so common any more. That’s why Snape was one of my favorite characters. I was never certain of his loyalties. He was brilliantly conceived, written, directed, and of course, acted. It didn’t hurt that the actor, the late Alan Rickman, is a personal favorite. Cheers

      • Nick Kush says:

        That probably makes for a lot of fun between you two! I guess when you have a notable actor in a smaller role that’ll he or she will end up playing a bigger part in the film

      • Yes, that’s absolutely true about ‘the size of the actor for the role’. Love D.T. in Fargo, BTW, well worth a watch.

      • Nick Kush says:

        That’s certainly a film I need to revisit. I haven’t seen it in awhile!

      • No,D.T. is in the sequel television series of the movie, in the third season. I was dubious of them being able to carry forward the original movie’s dry, black comedy and humanity, but they’ve done an excellent job.

      • Nick Kush says:

        Ahh, well I need to watch that too. I’ve been able to sit down and watch a ton of TV series but that’s certainly one near the top of my list!

  3. Chris Scott says:

    I really enjoyed it for a lot of the same reasons you did. While I enjoy the more grounded and human Superman of Man of Steel and love the dark tones of Batman, Wonder Woman needed to be something different. It was optimistic and fun, the complete opposite of its dark and cynical predecessor (and I like BvS).

    I know everyone likes to hate on origin stories but it felt fresh here, due to its setting mostly (similar to the first Captain America film), and allowed us to meet Diana as she came to grasp her powers outside of our normal world.

    I do think the film crests a bit early and I enjoyed the big second act battle more than the final one but all in all. I’m extremely happy with how it turned out. And even better was that my wife and daughters loved it too, I’m glad they finally have something that they can relate and look up to in the genre.

    • Nick Kush says:

      Yeah I totally agree with that sentiment of the film peaking too early. However, the emotion that was behind the battle with Ares made it worthwhile for me.

      Hopefully this bodes well for Justice League in November!

  4. This is not only the first major victory for the DC Extended Universe, but it’s also a major triumph for the comic book/Superhero movie genre since we FINALLY have a good theatrically-released superheroine film! May Wonder Woman serve as a Gold Standard for the genre going forward!

  5. raistlin0903 says:

    This movie so far has seen mostly positive reviews for it. Your review though really takes it to a whole new level (and I mean that in a very positive way). I unfortunately still have to wait another two weeks for it to arrive in theatres here, but I definitely know for sure now that I am going to be enjoying this one. Great post! Glad DC is back on track 😊

  6. Great Review! I wasn’t a fan of the previous DCEU movies, but I’ve heard good things about this one.

  7. Jinti Gogoi says:

    Loved the movie and an excellent review!!!

  8. Carrie says:

    I went to see it without watching Chris Stuckmann’s review or any other reviews and omg they did it right this time! I was really impressed by Chris Pine. He was so good that it didn’t feel like he was the supporting one! My only problem is the villain though… dceu never pulled it off and again not this time. Apart from that this movie is a pure perfection and truly deserves a billion dollars’ gross

    • Nick Kush says:

      Spoilers aside, I thought the reveal of the true villain was solid. Definitely didn’t see it coming!

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