Wonder Woman Rises

Before I went to see Wonder Woman, I had already heard it heralded as the best of the latest DC movies (not exactly setting a high bar there). After I saw it, I agreed. Diana, Princess of Themyscira, entered [re-entered] the Snyder-verse with a bang. And, hopefully, setting a new tone for the dark and gritty world.

To be fair, Wonder Woman is set during World War I, so there are plenty of dark, gritty moments, but there’s also hope and compassion to underscore the action. At its heart, the movie takes nothing away from Diana Prince, allowing her to become the heroine of her tale, and leaves plenty of room for Steve Trevor to support her and shine in his own right.

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Climbing out of the ashes of the DC movie universe, Wonder Woman stands as champion over them all.

The movie isn’t perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction, I think, for DC. There was enough plot to keep the action engaging. Enough action to keep the characters moving, and enough heart to propel the story to greater heights than any of the previous three movies before it.

Wonder Woman doesn’t shy away from the ancient Greek mythology linked to Diana’s origin. It doesn’t shy away from the horrors of war or how humanity can become corrupted not just be gods and monsters but by each other and our own lust for power.

Even better, Wonder Woman stood alone. It wasn’t just a vessel to propel the greater arc of DC’s next movie, Justice League [though, I did catch a trailer for it during the previews].

If you’re going to see one DC movie in your life, watch The Dark Knight. If you’re going to see two, watch the original Superman [it’s a classic]. If you’re going to see three…well, Wonder Woman is definitely top 5 (far, far above Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman, or Suicide Squad). It can stand toe-to-toe with some of the better superhero movies out there.

And, in case you’re curious, there isn’t a post credits scene. But, don’t take my word for it {or the fact that it crushed it at the box office}, audiences and critics alike love it. So, what are you waiting for? Check it out for yourself (if you’re so inclined).

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About bkreuch

I like to read, I like to write, and I like to make people laugh.
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2 Responses to Wonder Woman Rises

  1. Virginia says:

    Glad you liked movie. I’d put this Wonder Woman film up there with the original Guardians of the Galaxy (also just enjoyed 2nd one) & the 1st Avengers movie. In the DC universe, the original Batman with Michael Keaton & Jack Nicholson is, by far (in my humble opinion) the best of the batty, super, spidery bunch. But Wonder Woman has the most heart of all of them!

    • bkreuch says:

      Definitely true. Wonder Woman relied on emotional connection and that gamble paid off.
      Also, I really enjoyed the original, Michael Keaton Batman, too. I’m a terrible fan for not mentioning it.

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