I just saw this on Netflix tonight. I don’t do movie reviews but since I’ve had writer’s block lately, I thought, “What the hell?”
Synopsis: This is one of the silliest movies I’ve ever seen.
I am not a DC Comics fanboy so I am not up to speed on the original plot lines from the comic books or anything like that.
I’m not a Marvel fanboy either.
In fact, I’ve hated superhero movies ever since they’ve started mashing all kinds of heroes into single films. I’m tired of all the Spiderman reboots. I think Thor is a lame hero. Same with The Hulk.
Some of the Batmans were cool. The first Ironman was alright. I used to like watching the old Spidey cartoons.
Anyway, since Wonder Woman is a newly rebooted (also, I dislike ‘rebooted’ used in this context. It’s for computers, just like the word ‘hack’), single-hero flick, I gave it a chance.
What a mistake. I should have watched 12 Monkeys or Heat for the one millionth time.
The screenwriters (or original authors of the comic, I don’t know) tried to do something interesting with the plot by mixing Greek mythology with World War I. It didn’t work for me.
At times Wonder Woman is knowledgeable about how things work on the planet earth. At other times she is completely clueless.
For example, she is fully knowledgeable about sex with men even though she grew up in an all female society. On the other hand, she doesn’t realize why it is weird to carry a sword and shield through the busy streets of London.
Speaking of her sword – it’s supposed to be her most important possession, yet sometimes she gives it away to strangers. Sometimes it’s tucked under her dress. Sometimes she fights a whole battle without it. When she needs it, it appears. It’s a massive sword. It should be visible AT ALL TIMES!
Wonder Woman is a one woman wrecking crew. She kicks ass all day long with the aid of Matrix-esque bullet-time-like CGI sequences. Like Superman she can’t be stopped. Her Cryptonite? The God Aries, who, you guessed it – shows up in the final scene…
…because a superhero movie wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t culminate in an epic fight scene (CGI rendered, of course).
On the positive side, this movie has the ability to entertain a Pro Wrestling fan, or a small female child.
What did you guys think of this movie?