Thursday, June 29, 2017

#JustaQuickiePlease: Wonder Woman (2017) Review

                Superhero with a shield stops evil Nazi scientist from using a supernatural like weapon against the world assisted by a ragtag bunch of hooligans and one of the heroes dies in a plane crash.   No, it's not what you think, well, maybe it is.
                 Yes, it's DC's First Avenger, the very first action movie with a strong female lead, unless you count the Alien franchise, Rogue One, The Force Awakens, Terminator 2, Kill Bill, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Xena, oh, and the original Wonder Woman series.   Without a doubt, visually stunning, but after that, it's pretty much a rewrite of Captain America with the only differences being an island, a touch of Greek mythology, and enough slow motion photography to make Zack Snyder wet himself.    Gal Gadot is an amazing Diana Prince, unfortunately, the writers and director absolutely fail her with this stale, unoriginal, and effects-heavy farce that reminds us why Marvel continues to rule the comic book cinematic universe.  The only saving grace, what little there is of it, is the relationship between Pine and Gadot, which looks and feels completely genuine.   The remaining cast is laden with lackluster, caricatures that bring very few laughs and insignificant value to the story or performances.  
              2 out of 5 Kernels: This could have been DC's big win, the start of a major comeback, instead it simply becomes the best of the worst.  Which is kind of like being excited about stepping in the smallest turd at the dog park.

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