Wonder Woman aka Diana has entered the world of “men”, she sees London and is distraught by its ugliness. What makes her happy is the taste of the Vanilla ice cream, she is so happy that she tells that ice cream vendor that he should be really proud of the work he is doing. It is simple yet beautiful scenes like this that make Wonder Woman such a good watch.
DC has been criticized for being too dark and too awful recently. To be honest, some of their recent movies did range in between these extremes. Wonder Woman though is by far the best movie DC has come up with in years. It is still too dark (thanks to 3D) but the specialty of this movie is that it tries to tell a simple story, without being preachy or taking sides and still gives us a story of a woman who is brave yet fragile, independent yet grounded to her roots and most importantly, standing up for what she feels is right.
The movie is set during World War 1. Diana, along with soldier Steve travel to the battlefront to stop the war. Diana, who is born and brought up in a world very different to the ones the mortals live in, she takes time to get used to the cruelty of this world. She makes friends, saves cities and kicks ass, all this while looking her absolute best! Oh, wait! looks don’t matter for a superhero (unless when you are Gal Gadot). In all seriousness though, I cannot imagine anyone else essaying the role of Wonder Woman. She has a childish charm while she is exploring the new world and then transforms it into ruthless aggression when she has to save the world from the evil.
Apart from a few very strong feminist views expressed in the movie, that too casually, the movie is not pro women or the female gender. Although people might still have a problem with but it’s about time, Feminism and Feministic views are expressed freely in our movies. Seriously, who doesn’t love YAAS QUEEN moments?
Stunningly shot, with a beautiful background score, Wonder Woman is the Super Hero movie which gets its core story perfectly right, builds the narrative and director’s vision, perfectly and has its heart in the right place.
So, like in real world, a woman had to step up to save DC’s ass. Go watch the movie, 4 stars.