Wonder Woman (2017)

DC has finally put up a worthy contender to face off against Marvel. Wonder Woman was, in my opinion, the best DC movie since The Dark Knight. I’ve never been a big Wonder Woman fan but after seeing Batman vs Superman, I needed something to wash the bad taste out of my mouth.

The plot of the movie was fairly interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed the World War I setting, and Chris Pine was excellent as he always seems to be. Diana, played by Gal Gadot, lives on a secluded island with the rest of the Amazonian women having no contact with the outside world until Steve (Chris Pine) crashes his plane nearby. After rescuing him from the wreck, he briefly covers what is happening in the world but is cut off when the Germans follow his downed plane to the island and storm the beach.

Diana decides to go with Steve against her mother’s wishes to help defend the world against Aries, the God of War. Although Steve doesn’t believe her god theory, he agrees to let her go with him if she can get home back to London. After meeting with Steve’s superiors and explicitly being told to stand down, they pair gathers a group of misfit soldiers from the local bar and charges into the front lines, where they plan to foil the Germans plan to win the war.

I want to start off by saying I very much enjoyed this movie, however I couldn’t help but notice a significant number of plot holes through the entire length of the film. To avoid spoiling anything, I won’t mention specifics, but there was a lot that didn’t quite add up to me. The action scenes were outstanding, and flowed very nicely. Overall, I will give Wonder Woman a 3.5 out of 5.

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