Kevthewriter has reviews of three movies currently playing in theaters.
I wasn’t planning on seeing Wonder Woman. After hating both Batman V. Superman and Suicide Squad, I thought I was done with the DCEU. But after hearing the reviews, I decided to go see the film and surprisingly I really liked it.
What’s most interesting about the movie is its theme of good vs. evil when it comes to human nature. While other DCEU films have tried talking about the nature of humanity and yadda yadda yadda, this takes it in an interesting direction by saying that people aren’t all good or bad, it’s not as simple as some would think. In the film, Wonder Woman thinks that all people are good and the only reason they’d start wars is because a god is forcing them to do it while the villain thinks all humans are bad and wants to destroy them all. But, as the film goes on, Wonder Woman realizes that people can be capable of being both. Basically, she learns that things are more complex than they seem.
Gal Gadot has also improved a lot. She was wooden in Batman V. Superman but here she has more emotional range than she has ever displayed in any of her movies. Chris Pine is an effective straight man to her overt optimism and they have nice chemistry together. It has some good action and nice cinematography, as well as some cool sets and costumes. My only qualm is the villain. The guy they got to play Ares at the end REALLY doesn’t look like someone who could be a god and it’s distracting. Otherwise, this was a really good flick. I don’t know if it’ll make me want to see Justice League but we’ll see…