Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins, with a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and a story by Heinberg, Zack Snyder and Jason Fuchs. Gal Gadot stars as the titular character with Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen and Elena Anaya in supporting roles. Wonder Woman is the first live action theatrical film starring the character, following her first live action theatrical appearance in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

This is not your usual DC or Marvel superhero fare. It is more like a World War 1 movie (with gorgeous cinematography) with a supernatural angle in it. You can say a WW1 movie mixed with lots of elements of Captain American The First Avenger. Starting of in a gorgeous locale that makes you wish you could live there and moving on to the battle front and villages devastated by battle, Wonder Woman is a really good film to watch. The first part of the film is about a young Diana, who years to learn how to fight from her aunt General Antiope sister of Hippolyta, Diana’s mother. Her mother, the queen of the Amazons, forbids it but aunty is more than willing and feels obligated to do so. Diana sneaks out and learns with her aunt and finally her other agrees until a grown up Diana almost blasts everyone with her power. She rescues an American spy serving with British intelligence, Steve Trevor, who was undercover in the Ottaman kingdom, from the ocean as his plane is shot down.

The Amazons engage and kill the German soldiers in pursuit of him, but Antiope dies protecting Diana. Interrogated with the Lasso of Truth, Steve reveals that he is an Allied spy in World War I and has stolen information from a weapons facility in the Ottoman Empire run by German general Erich Ludendorff, whose scientist Doctor Maru is producing a new, deadlier form of mustard gas. Although the Amazons won’t interfere, Diana believes that Ludendorff is infact Ares, the god of war corrupted mankind and killed all the other gods except Zeus. Led to believe that a dying Zeus had left the godkiller, a knife that can kill Ares, with the Amazon, she steals it and goes with Steve to London. In London, Steve delivers Maru’s notes to his superiors at the Imperial War Cabinet, including Sir Patrick Morgan, who is trying to negotiate an armistice with Germany. Steve believes Ludendorff will complete and use the gas regardless of an armistice, and Diana concludes Ludendorff is Ares himself and slaying him will end the war.

With Sir Patrick’s blessing, Steve and Diana travel to the front lines to stop Ludendorff, accompanied by Steve’s team: spy Sameer, marksman Charlie, and smuggler Chief. Arriving at the Western Front in Belgium, the group’s progress is halted by enemy trenches, until Diana pushes alone through the German lines, rallying the allied forces behind her to liberate a village from German control. Diana and the team celebrate the freedom of the villagers, and Diana grows close to Steve. Learning that Ludendorff will attend a gala at a nearby castle, Steve infiltrates the party and is followed by Diana, who intends to kill Ludendorff. Steve stops her to avoid jeopardizing the mission to destroy the chemical stores, and shortly after Ludendorff uses the gas to bomb the nearby village. Diana is devastated that Steve interfered, blaming him for the loss of life. In rage, Diana pursues Ludendorff to a complex where the gas is being loaded into a bomber to attack London. Diana fights and slays Ludendorff, but is stunned when his death does not stop the war.

Sir Patrick appears to her, revealing that he is the true Ares; he tells her that though he has subtly influenced them to destroy themselves, humans themselves contain the impulse to cause war and violence. As they fight, Ares attempts to convince Diana that humanity does not deserve to be saved, and reveals that her mother lied about her origins: Diana herself is Zeus’ weapon, his youngest child. As Ares overpowers Diana, Steve hijacks the bomber containing the gas and sacrifices himself to incinerate it at a safe distance. Inspired by Steve’s selflessness and his final words, Diana dedicates herself to defending mankind and summons her power to finally destroy Ares and spare humanity. In London, the team solemnly celebrates the end of the war. In the present day, Diana e-mails to Wayne thanking him for the photograph of her and Steve and reaffirms her mission to protect all life.

Really an awesome movie to watch. Gal Gadot kicks ass and how she is gorgeous! Totally kissable lips. I give the film an 8.5 outta 10!

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