Diana Prince, Steve Trevor and the Amazons
The casting of this movie was spot on. Gal Gadot crushes it as Diana Prince. She manages to capture a regal and stoic look of an Amazon Princess, but displays an emotional depth that is critical for selling her roll. Without a convincing main actor, this film wouldn’t nearly be as good . Gadot captures the heart of Diana and makes us feel with her. Chris Pine is also an excellent addition as Steve Trevor. He plays the cynic very well – but he is also a charming fellow with a heart of gold that is trapped somewhere in that gray area between right and wrong.
Other stand-outs include Robin Wright in her turn as Antiope, (I was having a Princess Bride nerd moment) and David Thewlis as Patrick Morgan (Remus!). While I don’t want to risk much in spoilers, the film will have you guessing who the is villain until the very end. And how about those Amazons? They were some pretty bad-ass ladies! They definitely do not skip ab or leg day…or any other day for that matter.
Wonder Woman: Final Thoughts
Wonder Woman is a refreshing look at an origin story we’ve never really got to experience. It was poignant, slow-building and full of amazing visuals. The film was well cast with a killer soundtrack to match, and really – I feel like that is what puts it a step above other superhero films. Music plays a vital role in films; it really does bring the audience along for the ride. When that theme thundered through the theater, we all knew something was about to go down. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for Diana Prince in the future.
So what do you all think? Have you seen Wonder Woman? Perhaps you’re looking for something a little lighter, like Guardians of The Galaxy 2. Let us know what you think in the comments below!