Wonder Woman is a blast.
There is a sense of wonder (sorry) that dominates proceedings, and it channels a positive energy that’s surprising given its World War I setting.
Gal Gadot simply is Wonder Woman from this point on. Subject to an incredible amount of criticism when she was first cast as the comic book heroine, Gadot (for the most part) manages to prove she was a great choice.
Sure, some lines come across as wooden, but the sheer commitment she has to the role(both physically and emotionally) makes you forgive some of her hiccups.
At nearly two-and-a-half hours, it’s a long one… but given the sheer amount of material it has to cover as an origin story, it doesn’t overstay its welcome.
As a superhero movie, it’s a formulaic as they come. But it’s executed in such a way that it doesn’t matter if you know what’s coming next.
It’s a movie that has at its core the values and outlook on life we need more of in such troubling times.
Just sit back, suspend your disbelief, and enjoy the Wonder Woman movie that was long overdue.
Wonder Woman opens in Australian cinemas on June 1
Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright