- 01 Jun 17
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman is a thrilling, witty and visually sumptuous celebration of truth and justice.
To say that the pressure was on Wonder Woman to deliver would be an understatement. The first major studio superhero movie with a female lead, director Patty Jenkins’ offering was never going to be judged merely on its own merits; instead, it will be used as a test case, to see if audiences will turn up to see women heroes in action.
They should. Because Wonder Woman is glorious.
Gal Gadot (pictured) brings humour and nuance to the character of Diana, a warrior raised by Amazons in a sumptuous, waterfall-filled feminist utopia. Naively idealistic, her view of mankind as being righteous and moral is shattered when she comes to the aid of Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), an American spy hoping to prevent a diabolical German commander (Danny Huston) from unleashing a devastating new chemical weapon upon the world.