“Wonder Woman” Movie Review
Growing up on Themyscira young Diana (Lilly Aspell) emulates her heroes, the warriors of Themyscira.
But Diana’s mother, Hippolyta (Connie Nelson), does not want her to learn how to fight. Her aunt, Antiope (Robin Wright), the greatest warrior, does not listen to her sister, and teaches Diana the art of a warrior.
Diana (Gal Gadot) grows up in this protected world of only women…..Amazon women…..who’s duty it is to protect the world. But, oddly, do not seem to wander out of their environmentally perfect and hidden world. Until an airplane breaches their world’s protective cover.
Diana saves the pilot, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), and after getting to know him and learning about his world, decides she needs to return with him to the outside world to stop the God of War (and her brother), Ares.
Diana, much to her surprise, is a Demi-God, the child of Hippolyta and Zeus. (See this Wikipedia article on Wonder Woman).
With Steve, and his rag-tag group of friends (Sameer (Said Taghmaoui), Charlie (Ewen Bremner), and The Chief (Eugene Brave Rock)), they……..well…….save the world.
“Wonder Woman” is a masterful movie. Perfect in every way. Like Shawshank Redemption….every scene is perfect. The cinematography, the action, the plot, the music (especially during the fight scenes)….perfect.
A little aside: It is VERY interesting that this powerful Amazon warrior also has a very soft feminine side that is prominent in the movie. Diana rushes to say hi to a baby “Oh, a baby”, she wants to help all those who are sick or hurt or suffering. Her colleagues struggle to keep her moving forward and ignoring the hurt…..until she just has to help, and that act of helping helps Diana become the most powerful Demi-God that Antiope knew she could be.
Go see it.
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