Thanks to Roadshow Films we had the chance to see Patty Jenkins‘s Wonder Woman at its Australian Cast & Crew premiere. This is our review, but as usual, we suggest you to go and check the film, because there is no better critic than yourself!
The film follows Diana’s (Gal Gadot) past as the princess of the Amazons, whose destiny has been kept secret from her by her mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen). However, everything changes when a pilot named Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crashes near the Amazons’ secret island Themyscira, unveiling the shocking truth of the outside world and the horrors of war. War which might be the work of the fallen God of War himself, Ares.
In order to fulfill her destiny as protector of mankind, and to end the God of War once for all, Diana decides to join Trevor in his journey across the battlefields and fight the greatest of all wars.
Following the box office success and mixed reviews of Man of Steel, Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman director Patty Jenkins (Monster) took on the challenge of bringing the adventures of DC’s most iconic heroine to the big screen for the first time ever. Jenkins has helmed a meaningful, well-written story that’s loyal to the comic books and supported by an all-star cast including the stunning Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, and David Thewlis, just to name a few.
For many, Gadot‘s Wonder Woman stole the limelight from Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman, and this stand-alone film reinforces that feeling. The Former Fast & Furious star shines in every scene, delivering a rollercoaster of emotions going from comedy, to action and drama. Moreover, her chemistry with co-star Chris Pine is simply spot on.
Special effects and action are spectacular. The Amazons are mesmerising, performing jaw-dropping stunts while protecting their island. The action does not go over the top, with every scene featuring Diana in her full Wonder Woman outfit being breathtaking, especially when she uses her “Lasso of Truth” or by stopping bullets with her Bracelets of Submission.
The soundtrack by Rupert Gregson-Williams also deserves praise, as each note is powerful, and complements every scene flawlessly. Diana’s theme song is set to become a DC’s hum-along classic and a fan favourite.
Overall, Wonder Woman is a triumph and a game changer for DC. Gadot makes every man fall in love and every girl want to be her. A superb addition to the DC cinematic universe ahead of the release of Justice League.
A must see! – In cinemas June 1, 2017