Being a fan of Wonder Woman, I was full of expectations about the latest DC Comics movie so I bought my ticket and made my way to the Odeon in Leicester Square.

I watched it and the end, I was feeling a bit confused and not totally satisfied, I was left with a sort of sweet and sour taste, I had the impression that it wasn’t so clear where the movie was going to or the intentions of the characters from time to time.

I am not going to explain the story as I don’t want to spoil it and anyway it is plenty of website of the web where you can read it, but I am going to focus on the characters and my impressions in general.

Characters

Gal Gadot
Stunning Israeli actress, model and former Miss Israel, Gadot is playing the role of Wonder Woman (Diana Prince).

Great image, great presence, great body, great face, great costumes and great effort but the acting wasn’t unfortunately so great, in my opinion. Lack of emotions even when required, monotone voice, no expressions (apart from a beautiful smile from time to time) and the character itself comes across like a young dumb lady rather the strong and fully aware Amazon ready to save the world.
>>>I wonder if it is intentional following the new trend of superheroes teens that seem to have taken over lately.<<<

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The Amazons
One of them is Robin Wright, the Forrest Gump co-star and starring in the House of Cards for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 2013. Even her, playing a key role in the Diana education, wasn’t so convincing. Generally speaking, DC decided to make the Amazons sound like foreign robots completely unable of feeling any kind of sentiments even when they were crying.

Chris Pine
In the role of Steve Trevor. Yes! He was great! Amazing sense of humour, full of emotions and contradictions, colorful and always truthful to his character even when he was hurt. His motive was stronger than anything else, even than love and you could actually feel his pains, no cheesy at all, to me, he is the real hero.

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Danny Huston (General Ludendorff) and Elena Anaya (Doctor Poison)

I don’t have much to say here, kind of useless to the story really.

Saïd Taghmaoui (Sameer) and Ewen Bremner (Charlie)
Steve’s “helpers”. Funny and cute sometimes but nothing more. They are there to help Diana and Steve and they do it. End of story.

David Thewlis (Ares), the Villain
You don’t see much of him until the very end when he fights against Diana and even then, he doesn’t have the presence of a real villain.

General impressions

It seemed like something was off, you don’t get attached to the characters like in the Marvel movies, Wonder Woman doesn’t really appear like a superhero but more like a bored very attractive woman looking for some sort of adventures to kill time, she doesn’t have much personality here, in my opinion.

Probably the film has been advertised and pushed so much that I was expecting a great piece of entertainment but unfortunately I didn’t have it….it is like going to a bakery asking for a succulent classic chocolate cake but they bring you a pretentious destructured tasteless piece of nouvelle cuisine instead. Same disappointing feeling.

 

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