‘Wonder Woman’ smashes all expectations becoming DC’s first great superhero film of the DCCU.
‘Wonder Woman’ had high standards to meet and a battalion of critics ready to smash it if it didn’t. However, Patty Jenkins not only fulfilled the expectations, she raised the bar for superheroes movies.
Allan Heinberg and Zack Snyder did an exemplary job on writing the movie. Both managed to bring to life the complicated story of Diana and the Amazons with clarity.
Heinberg and Snyder partnering with Jenkins beautiful shots turned the movie into cinematographic art with great writing. While managing to salvage the movie from Batman VS Superman darkness, it was obvious that Patty was constrained to Snyder’s style and tempo. ‘Wonder Woman,’ after all, as magnificent as she is, is part of biggest scheme of movies. ‘Wonder Woman’ had the utter despair moments, but also the laughter and love story that was missing on DCU.
The fighting scenes had the comic book feel with the fast pace mixed with slow motion. Gal Gadot intrinsic sword fighting and horse riding really captures the nature of the Amazonian fighting style. That said, the last fighting scene combined with the movie climax was a bit overdue. It was as tiring as the first battle between Bruce and Clark in ‘Batman vs Superman,’ it could have ended sooner.
What pushed the movie that extra mile was the excellent casting. From the minor characters such as Antiope (Robin Wright) to the chemistry between Diana and Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), everything was laid out perfectly. Many had their doubts as to Gal Gadot playing Diana, however, after the movie it was clear that was no better choice to play the hero. Gal managed to capture the essence of the Amazonian queen. From the naiveness to when Diana arrives in the land of men to her heartbreak finding out that men are indeed undeserving of her to the goddess that is Diana. Gal gave Wonder Woman the perfect balance between the Amazonian rage and grace.