Rod and Karen review DC’s latest movie Wonder Woman.
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06/29/2017 at 8:28 PM
Wonder Woman is the best film in the DCEU. While I still like Man of Steel a lot, WW is able to showcase Diana’s humanity better in ways that Zack Snyder’s film wasn’t. Patty Jenkins deserves loads of credit for making something that felt opposite of what Snyder & company for their cinematic universe. I did have a problem with the final act, as it felt odd, aesthetically, to the rest of the film. The Amazonian fight with the Germans & No Man’s Land were standouts. Gal Gadot is great here & I feel after her BvS appearance, she got better, acting-wise, for this role, which again, credit to Jenkins. Chris Pine was funnier than expected & I was glad he didn’t Gal’s shine. I was afraid WB was gonna do something stupid with that decision, but I’m glad this movie turned out great. I still think Justice League is in trouble, but at least, this film was well-executed.
06/06/2017 at 1:36 PM
I rarely see movies opening weekend, but I had to see this one. I loved it as well. My girls and I fanned out and took pictures with the huge Wonder Woman in front of the theater. Like we had a full on photo shoot. This was possible because we went to a late showing and our old asses had to fight to stay awake, not for lack of action though. Those comfortable reclining seats didn’t help at all.
Due to the era, I didn’t expect to see many people of color but I LOVED LOVED LOVED seeing the sisters on the island (I’m not going to attempt to spell it and I don’t feel like googling, forgive me). Little Diana was so adorable!
Previews: I’m excited about Superman and Justice League. I’m meh on the Charlize Theron movie – maybe the discounted first showing of the day.
Thanks for the review and I’m so excited to be able to comment on a current movie LOL.
06/04/2017 at 6:19 PM
Glad you liked Wonder Woman. I thought it was just okay, but I say that as someone who isn’t particularly fond of the first Captain America movie. I loved the subsequent films with Cap in them, but not that one. I think it has more to do with my increasing desire to see blackness represented in all things, and when presented with material without it, the film/television show becomes just alright. Seeing the Justice League preview, I think I will enjoy that and I liked what I saw of Wonder Woman. Or maybe it is origin story films in general, since I generally know the back stories.
I liked the actress cast as Wonder Woman. I saw some complaints about the casting but I just don’t get it. U loved the opening sequence with the racially diverse Amazon’s and Robin Wright as their warrior trainer (the SC was smart to go back and add to the beginning). I also liked the ending but I called Daddy Weasley as a villain the minute I saw him. Since he is a rather respected British character actor, I knew he wasn’t cast to play the disabled, peace lover with little to do in the film. I do feel the middle was too long (at least twenty minutes could have been cut) and the weakest part of the movie. True thing I love the most is that there is finally a woman superhero on screen as the lead. Hopefully this will pave the way for a black female superhero film.
06/03/2017 at 11:05 PM
I wonder if the promotional campaign was one of lowered expectations. BvS and Suicide Squad got overhyped which didn’t help. This movie deserved the promo dollars though.
06/03/2017 at 2:06 PM
Quick point of information: Leslie Odom Jr was in Hamilton. He’s been in a couple of other things, but dude is solid. He’s more than a bit actor.
06/02/2017 at 3:04 PM
Why was Karen in my head this morning? I just quoted Yoda this morning – “Fear is the path to the darkside. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering” Karen literally said “Pain leads to anger”. Go ‘head Master Karen!
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