In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny.
The scam that Sameer is running in the pub bears some resemblance to the notorious "Nigerian Prince" that was propagated via the Internet. He states that he is from an African country and describes his wealth in extravagant terms, thereby setting up the false offer of a share of his wealth in exchange for a small fee to help him extract it from his country. This form of scam, known as the Advance-fee scam, has existed in various forms since the 18th century. See more »
During the gala, Steve's not wearing a hat. He wears one when leaving the castle for about ten seconds and goes to the forest with Diana with it missing for the rest of the film. See more »
I used to want to save the world. This beautiful place. But I knew so little then. It is a land of beauty and wonder, worth cherishing in every way. But the closer you get, the more you see the great darkness simmering within. And mankind? Mankind is another story altogether.
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This film features a new DC Comics logo: the Justice League heroes appear and line up and the camera zooms out to reveal the DC logo. See more »
Exactly the type of movie that the DC Universe has needed for some time
Wonder Woman is a superhero film starring Gal Gadot in the title role and the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe. Directed by Patty Jenkins (2003's Monster), the film not only redeems the DC Universe of some of its previous missteps, but also breathes some new life into the superhero franchise as a whole.
In 1918, the Amazonian princess Diana (Gal Gadot) trains with her fellow warrior sisters on the isolated island nation of Themyscira. One day, an American pilot named Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash lands near the island. After being rescued by Diana, Steve tells her and the other Amazonians of the outside world and of a "war to end all wars" currently being waged by the human race. Refusing to allow the death and carnage to continue, Diana decides to leave with Steve and fight alongside him to hopefully put a stop to the evil people responsible for this war.
Featuring a well paced plot and some creatively choreographed action scenes, Wonder Woman is exactly the type of movie that the DC Universe has needed for some time, considering some of the poor creative decisions that were made in its three predecessors. There was also a good balance of humour scattered throughout the story, very much in the vein of some Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, but never so much that it feels forced and tacked on at the last minute. Gal Gadot's performance in the eponymous role is great, her acting range has improved significantly since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. My only real complaint is that the film does follow a typical "superhero origin story" format and does little to detract from that. However, considering how interesting the main character is, this does not draw away too much enjoyment from the overall film.
I rate it 8.5/10
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