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#1 2017-07-02 21:48:41

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Wonder Woman (2017)

Just saw this today, and really enjoyed it. It's a visual OTT spectacle, and I liked the team.


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#2 2017-07-03 08:31:02

Marian
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Re: Wonder Woman (2017)

LOVED it so, so much.

Diana is one of my favorite characters ever. And the whole cast worked so well together. I loved that each character was fully formed and believable. (Isn't it funny how those qualities make for the best comic book movies?) I thought the whole story was really well paced, and thoroughly enjoyable.

It works for me on a feminist level, of course... people have written a lot about that aspect, better than I could. But it made me happy. It's not just that Wonder Woman is a kickass heroine (she is) and the Amazons awesome (they are), but women were shown in every facet of life. The secretary (great character actress); the women in the town worried about their children; women at a ball. Easily 50% of the cast is female. AND THAT IS HOW EVERY MOVIE SHOULD BE.

Okay, soapbox aside. So good, definitely on par with the better Marvel movies! I liked it as much or more than Iron Man and Avengers. Can't wait for the sequel!

 

#3 2017-07-03 09:36:27

Ostrael Firsfronson
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Re: Wonder Woman (2017)

Marian wrote:

Easily 50% of the cast is female. AND THAT IS HOW EVERY MOVIE SHOULD BE.

Yes. My god, in this day and age, how can we still be even having the conversation that 50% of the cast should be female? This should have been self-evident decades ago.

Many films being made right now still fail the Bechtel test.

I liked the feminist messages: not just the kick-ass Buffy stuff, but also Diana's deep-seated compassion that made her such a strong character, and, as you mentioned, the recurring themes of motherhood throughout the film. I also loved the fact that she's convinced that Ares is behind it all, which seems naive, like her clay creation... but then it turns out she's right. That was a nice twist. I don't think I've seen a film with such strong, well-developed undercurrents of feminism since Changeling.

And I also loved the (very brief) nod to Native American history, with the Chief's comment about losing the last war.


So good, definitely on par with the better Marvel movies! I liked it as much or more than Iron Man and Avengers. Can't wait for the sequel!

Definitely!

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#4 2017-07-03 09:39:30

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Re: Wonder Woman (2017)

My wife had literally been waiting for this movie all her life ... Wonder Woman being her favorite superhero.  I even have a Wonder Woman car decal next to my Superman one on the back of my car as a sort of couples thing.  Anyway, we went home happy.  I in that the DC Cinematic Universe can be salvaged.  She in seeing a female superhero on screen finally.

I think this has been a stellar year for superhero movies so far, honestly.  Logan brought the grim western flavor; Lego Batman a Batman story for kids; GotG2 with the comedy; and Wonder Woman with the traditional superhero flavor but with an untraditional lead.  I like to think that 2017 will go down as the year superhero films got creative.


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#5 2017-07-03 09:52:02

Ostrael Firsfronson
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Re: Wonder Woman (2017)

Rook wrote:

My wife had literally been waiting for this movie all her life ... Wonder Woman being her favorite superhero.  I even have a Wonder Woman car decal next to my Superman one on the back of my car as a sort of couples thing.  Anyway, we went home happy.  I in that the DC Cinematic Universe can be salvaged.  She in seeing a female superhero on screen finally.

Zach Snyder should never be let near a DC film again.

Cool that you guys have matching decals!

I think this has been a stellar year for superhero movies so far, honestly.  Logan brought the grim western flavor; Lego Batman a Batman story for kids; GotG2 with the comedy; and Wonder Woman with the traditional superhero flavor but with an untraditional lead.  I like to think that 2017 will go down as the year superhero films got creative.

Well, they had to do something after the mess of 2016.

 

#6 2017-07-09 15:00:24

Olaf
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Re: Wonder Woman (2017)

Finally saw it today. It really was everything I hoped it would be. I really loved it. Although there were two instances where the CGI gave me an uncanny valley feeling, it was also visually stunning.


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