DCfnaf Movie Reviews: Wonder WomanDCfnaf WARNING: Some viewers may disagree with this review. If you do, PLEASE respect my opinion and let me know NICELY why you have yours. Thank you.
Ah, the DC Extended Universe. This is a franchise of movies that has gotten loads of backlash on the internet, and rightfully so. Man of Steel, their first movie starring Superman, and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice were both negatively received because both were horribly directed and dragged out for a long time. Batman V Superman is definitely the most hated movie in the franchise so far because the story was absolutely abysmal and it was so boring and uninteresting to sit through. If people didn't think THAT was bad enough, we then got Suicide Squad, a "movie" that tried doing way too many different things with its story and didn't even TOUCH some of the characters that were thrown into the movie. The acting was horrible, the effects were laughable, and don't even get me started on the Enchantress doing her annoying cobra dance. "Wiggle wiggle wiggle dance" That was so bad it was funny. Anyways, this isn't a hate post on BvS and Suicide Squad, it's a review for the latest DC movie: Wonder Woman. I'm sure we were ALL worried about this one. I was worried it would be another abomination to what felt like a franchise of failures. So once I got into the movie theater...let's just say I was pleasantly surprised.
Story Details (and comparisons to trash in the series)
Wonder Woman focuses on Princess Diana (Gal Gadot) of the Mascara who lives with other women only and trains to become a powerful fighter. A pilot named Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) ends up crashing into the sea and Diana rescues him. Nazis then come and attack and Diana chooses to leave with Steve to stop a huge war (WWII) with him.
Let me explain why this movie succeeded by comparing it to the last two movies in this franchise. Batman V Superman was dreadful. Suicide Squad was just an insult to comic book fans anywhere. What was the biggest reason for both of those movies to be as bad as they were? Well, the main problem with both is that they introduce so many characters and they either rush through it so fast that you barely know who any of them are (Suicide Squad), or they end up not even DOING anything with a good majority of the runtime to even give the characters any depth (Batman V Superman). Wonder Woman chooses to do exactly what they should've done a long time ago. It strips it down completely and chooses to focus on Diana's character arc the most, while also giving time to Steve and some of the minor characters. This works perfectly in the movie's favor because it actually gives most of the characters a decent extent of depth. The story was also very simple and it didn't choose to pack too much into it and make itself a huge paper jam (Suicide Squad). It was also a unique idea and I was actually invested and interested to see Wonder Woman actually fight NAZIS (I mean...who wouldn't want to see Nazis get beaten up by a semi-goddess?)
We were also given better portrayals of the characters this time around. Gal Gadot is the first actress to play a superhero in this universe that actually did a great job with the character. She brought the super heroine to life and made her my favorite character in the movie. They portrayed Diana as an outsider who didn't blend in with the real world and that worked perfectly for her. She's from the Mascara and has been told stories about the gods her whole life and she doesn't seem to understand that not everything she was told was meant to be taken so seriously. This lets you know that this is going to be a huge part of her character arc throughout the movie and she needs to understand things a little bit differently than she actually does. Steve was also a really good character because he basically served as the person that would guide Diana through the world she doesn't understand. If he wasn't there, the story would go absolutely nowhere, so I really appreciate him being there to move the plot along. He also needed to do the same thing as Diana and try to understand why she thinks the way she does. The villain was also fantastic and way more interesting than pretty much any Marvel Cinematic Universe villain out there, though I won't say too much about him.
I don't want to go too in depth on the humor because I want YOU to actually experience the humor in the theater. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the humor was hit or miss and there was so much kiddie/pre-teen humor in there that I wanted to just barf. This movie's humor actually WORKS because of the story of the movie. Many jokes revolve around Diana not understanding the world around her and it actually opens a lot of possibilities, most of which are utilized perfectly, for the humor. I don't want to spoil too many jokes, but one joke I liked was when Diana kept trying to introduce herself as the Princess of the Mascara and Steve would always shut her up.
The choreography of these scenes is top notch and the visuals are beautiful and actually capture the scenes perfectly. We start of in the Mascara, the best-looking location in the movie, and you feel the vibes of nature because the grass and the sky pop out at the screen, the colors are bright and beautiful, and the music is delightful. Then we travel right along to the human towns and BOOM! The scenery changes as we see tons of smoke and factories, ugly colors, dark clouds, and sophisticated outfits. I love how these two worlds completely contrast one another because it works for a movie where the main character is trying to fit in with something completely different. Action was improved greatly as well because the visuals were clear enough to distinguish who was doing what to one another. During the epic battle at the climax, you can see how well-made the electric beams and fire is here. The music is also really epic and well-done.
I must ask WHY they didn't release this (or the upcoming Batman Movie) BEFORE Batman V Superman??? I don't understand why the movies are coming out in this bizzare order. Guys, it's okay to do something similar to Marvel. Marvel chose to introduce each hero and THEN put them all together. Why can't you guys do the same thing so everyone knows each character? It will only make you and your universe get a better reception for god's sake! Anyways, this movie was amazing and exceeded the expectations of many. The characters get depth because the movie actually focuses on them (unlike Suicide Squad), the action is stunning and fun to watch, the story is unique and interesting for a superhero movie, and the scenery is just great. Wonder Woman is definitely work checking out and I think you should go see it right now. I'm watching you. I see what you're doing. Get your face out of the computer and see this movie, then you can come back. :P
9 -- Superb (Wonder Woman excels expectations, considering the terrible state that this franchise of movies is in. Everything here is of such great quality that it's hard for me to care about the minor flaws. They are negligible flaws and they won't cause massive damage to what is a supreme 2017 title.)
🍅Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92% (7.6/10), 92% of Audiences Liked It (4.4/5)🍅
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I saw this one on yesmovies yesterday and It was awesome. It was way better than BvS: Yawn of Justice and Cancer Squad. - visitor
I saw it in the actual theater and it was a cool experience. - djpenquin999
BvS: YAWN of Justice - DaisyandRosalina
Ha fair point - visitor
Dc has a return to form. I hope justice league will be better. - visitor
Will y review ky life as a courgette - visitor
I c try to find it and look it up. - DCfnaf
The same level as kubo. - visitor
I'm glad DC has finally released another good movie (but I am biased towards The Dark Knight, it's one of my favorite movies). - Elric-san
The Dark Knight is one of my favorite movies also and it is my favorite comic book movie. This is a close second for DC. - DCfnaf
Hopefully DC can keep this up. Then it won't be just their animated movies that are worth watching. Either way, I just hope another Suicide Squad doesn't happen. - Elric-san
Why am I the only one who preferred Batman Begins - visitor
*jack2244* Probably, though I LOVED Batman Begins as well. - DCfnaf
I honestly didn't like The Dark Knight Rises. The Dark Knight is great but I slightly prefer Batman Begins - visitor
Also, my favorite DC movie is Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - visitor
TDK is overrated. BB is good but overrated. TDKR was the one is was most into however. - visitor
Dark Knight Rises was too long, got boring over awhile, just… wasn't that good - visitor
We have the same favorite movie lol - visitor
We have the same favorite DC movie. Well, we also have the same favorite movie (The Shawshank Redemption) - visitor
I honestly thought it was trash, except for the cool action scenes. - visitor
I'm surprised because the story was pretty stellar, though I obviously respect your opinion. Though you could probably admit that this was better than DC's other trash. - DCfnaf
Telling you here, made a rant on admin. - Therandom
Well then. Time to check that out. - DCfnaf
Good review. Telling you here that I will be using this account after my hiatus is done and it'll be a few days before that (you can message me on this account) - visitor
I agree. - ProPanda
Donnt review transformers you know what you arr going to get don't you? - visitor
Definitely not reviewing Transformers: The Last Knight because I don't want to give them money by going to see it. We all know it's going to be hot, steaming garbage so what the heck is the point? It will have literally every problem that the last movie had. - DCfnaf
Some advice. DO NOT WATCH IT! It was a steaming pile of crap. I watched it and I lost faith in all humanity. I mean listen to one of the names of one Decepticon. Nitro Zeus. I think you know that already this movie is trash. - Ultron123
HAHA! WE WERE RIGHT! - DCfnaf
It already has a 5.3 on IMDb (trust me, when it came out it had a 5.5) and a 15% on RT (it started out with a 17% - visitor
WORSE THAN UNFORGETTABLE - visitor
An 1980s T.V. movie had more balls than this. - visitor
Director Michael Bay's latest big-budget Transformers sequel is unnecessary, unintelligible, and unsatisfying unless your only expectation is more explosions and battles-Common Sense Media, speaking the truth. - visitor
Transformers 2007 was actual quality transformers film - Frodomar49
It sucked - visitor
It was fun and stupid and I enjoyed. But is quality compared to those other things execept from the 80s one - visitor
Who would have known and we have 2 more... - visitor
So see war of the planet of thr apes best movie of 2p17 so far. - visitor
Unfortunately it doesn't come out until August in Germany (not saying DCfnaf lives there) but I'm going to see it when it comes out - visitor
I plan on seeing this movie soon, but in the meantime...
I saw the reply to my reply or your Drinkin' Too Much summary. Lol, it's kind of amazing how I've gotten to the point where I'm so omniscient about music that whenever I say something to someone their first thought is "oh my god the god of music just complimented me".
That said, I'm no god hehe. I'm a stupid 13 year old not even out of middle school yet, and when I eventually put up a video of me talking in person (hopefully this weekend), you'll be surprised what you see. - WonkeyDude98
Nah, you are pretty knowledgeable about music, and this is coming from someone who is two years older than you. Your taste in music is amazing too. I may not always agree with you (Meghan Trainor), but I will say that you have your reasoning and put up good arguments (I don't like Dear Future Husband either). I'm just glad that you are also a fan of Pop Music because this site overhates it on an unhealthy degree. - DCfnaf
I actually don't hate Meghan *that* much, just her godawful singles.
I'm glad that I've influenced the ability to like pop music and not be ashamed. - WonkeyDude98
Oh when will u review the departed or fight club which you said you would remember? - visitor
WHY ARE HOLLYWOOD REBOOTING SHAWSHANK! NOOO - visitor
Cause they are dumb and want to piss people off? - DCfnaf
With probs Bay directing it just to give the biggest middle finger of aĺl. - visitor
I think it's a horrible movie (just my opinion though) - PeeledBanana
I’m an MCU fan, though I have to agree this is a good DC movie(something I never thought I’d say). - Sunwhisker
Then Justice League came out and our hearts were broken. - DCfnaf
I haven’t watched Justice League. - Sunwhisker