Opened: June 2, 2017
Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, Eugene Brave Rock, Lisa Loven Kongsli & Florence Kasumba
The first female-led superhero film of the modern DC Comics and Marvel era, Wonder Woman doesn’t disappoint and shows that a woman is just as tough and engaging as any man.
After American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash lands into Amazonian territory, Diana (Gal Gadot) – later dubbed Wonder Woman – sets out with him to end World War I. She thinks the war is being influenced by Ares, the God of War.
Gadot is mesmerizing in the titular role. She not only brings a toughness to Diana but provides enough heart, emotion and comedy that she becomes a real person you can root for.
The only downside to this – as with all DC films – is that the special effects look cheap at times, especially during the climactic battle.
Final say: Let’s hear it for the woman. ★★★★☆