After watching the movie, my status update on Facebook was that Wonder Woman is DC’s saving grace and this review is no different. Another interesting point of note is that Wonder Woman is a God and Princess of the Amazons, so it is no surprise that it is an offering by Amazon Prime Video to drive home the point as far as crossover marketing is concerned. ‘Gal’ Gadot as Wonder Woman is a revelation and carries the movie on her able shoulders along with Chris Pine who enacts the role of a World War 1 spy at a crossroads so to speak. The movie has a rating of 7.5 on IMDB and finally, DC can look Marvel in the eye with its latest offering considering the franchise was not able to come up with the goods on the popularity scale of superheroes.
Gal Gadot is Diana or Wonder Woman who is being trained as an indestructible warrior of the Amazons oblivious of the happenings of World War being raged when Steve Trevor played by Chris Pine enters the realm and warns about a war to end all wars. This is when Diana leaves her protected shores to fight with men as one against evil.
The story, locales, situations and the overwhelming feeling of being at war is a breeze and it was more than once that I had goosebumps while watching it which could be a combination of several factors such as the movie delves into cliches pertaining to war without sounding preachy, the relationship of a young Diana striding her own path against the better understanding of her mother, not only the character of Wonder Woman but also its portrayal by Ms Gadot who provides a real dose of girl power by carefully negotiating topics and connotation of sex, violence, pangs of adulthood etc.
The movie, coming from the staples of DC would be suspect given its runtime of 150 minutes but one hardly notices the time which is a testament to the movie which stays true to its ethos as a female-oriented narrative and for all those moaning and cribbing, just go watch it for yourselves eh?