The fourth installment in the shared universe which began in 2013 with Superman reboot Man of Steel, Wonder Woman is an origin story.
But it is when a plane crashes into the ocean, off the shores of Themyscira and Diana rescues the pilot Steve Trevor enacted by Chris Pine that the narrative gathers momentum and goes full throttle into the superhero mode.
Chris Pine (as Steve Trevor): "The war to end all wars". Patty Jenkins directs the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and Geoff Johns, story by Zack Snyder and Allan Heinberg, based on characters from DC Entertainment. Later in the film, he's able to decrypt the file and emails the photo to her - along with a bunch of video clips he has of her and other known metahumans. Hippolyta is queen of the Amazons, and she's very protective over her daughter, Princess Diana. Jenkins has spent most of her career in television and has a single previous feature to her credit - the 2003 drama "Monster", which earned an acting Oscar for Charlize Theron. She wondersif corsets are England's form of armor and attempts to walk through a revolving door while wielding her signature sword and shield. I knew that it was good because I didn't think I could make a great film out of their script.
Despite its fantasy elements, the movie does not ignore the brutal realities of World War I. There is a genuine emotional resonance to the scenes of Diana and Trevor trying to help refugees or encountering soldiers physically and emotionally scarred by combat. The vocally sparring partners are excellent foils to one another. Wonder Woman is an origin story, and as such it runs down everything you need to know about Diana - where she's from, how she was raised, what her goal in life is, and how she came to be the fearless heroine we know and love.
He instinctively tells her to step back for her own protection as German agents fire a bullet when they're cornered in an alleyway.When she jumps in front of him and deflects the bullet with her armor, he looks on in amazement and stays put so she can take the villains down.
Horrified by mankind's self-destruction, Diana prepares to leave her island, armed with magical artefacts including a fiery lasso.
You can read our two Wonder Woman reviews here and here.
In a time when superheroes in their cinematic universe are packed in dim, edgy and action-packed turmoil, "Wonder Woman" - with her totally emotionally charged avatar - is a pleasant surprise. Being the encouraging older brother I am, I convinced her there was a strong possibility that she could replicate this maneuver with the same results as Wonder Woman, so she gave it her best.