Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine in this first ever female led and directed superhero picture. Here we see Diana, Princess of the Amazons, who after a pilot crashes on her home island Themyscira, learns of the mortal world and takes up the challenge of protecting mankind from the war to end all wars.
In a dark and dismal time for the DCEU afters flops like B v. S and Suicide Squad fans were tired of being disappointed. Then came Gadot who's Lasso of Truth not only whips new hope into the universe but heralds one of the greatest superhero movies of all time.
Gadot's decade defining performance has made the character her own and is certainly THE Wonder Woman to us all. A true sense of power and courage - the heroines trademark qualities - shine throughout the film. The Israeli actress is the key element in making this a true masterpiece. Here we see the right side of Feminism and how powerful the work between both male and female can be. An important work for young girls, Wonder Woman conveys beautiful visuals, stellar story telling and the most influential character building possibly since Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley.
Director Jenkins must be celebrated as one of few female directors in the industry. Taking inspiration from Captain America: The First Avenger, Jenkins focuses on Diana's unexpected exploration of her own her emotions. Small but incredibly significant moments are put under the magnifying glass to show Diana new experiences and feelings in her new and un-familar environment
Wonder Woman has proved that Gadot is certainly capable of single handedly saving the DCEU. Physically stunning as the amazonian princess and beautifully charismatic, Gadot presents her best performance yet. Jenkins does the nifty job in carefully placing the action to complement the story of the developing character instead of bombarding us with constant clashes and explosions, each move is choreographed so wonderfully to suit the character
In the end Wonder Woman sees a phenomenal entry to its ever expanding collection. Gadot triumphantly steals the show and wins over our hearts in this genre defining performance, whilst Pine's charming performance aids Gadot without over shadowing her. A well layered and structured plot, a thrilling score and breath taking scenes that will continue to empower and inspire the future of the genre
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