Charles O'keefe
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Details from IMDB:

Wonder Woman (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 2 June 2017 (USA)
8.3/10
Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director:

Patty Jenkins

Writers:

Allan Heinberg (screenplay), Zack Snyder (story by) |3 more credits »

Initial Thoughts:
I’ve never been a big fan of Wonder Woman comics, in fact I’ve maybe only read 7-10 of them but this movie got great reviews and seeing how last week was my birthday (a sad one I’ll maybe get into for another post) we decided to go in IMAX to a matinee.
Main Points:
Gal Gadot never got a chance to do much of anything in Batman V Superman (and the movie sucked) but here we get to see that she IS Wonder Woman and really does a great job with the character. She puts in an amazing performance and gets you into the story fast. I also say that Chris Pine has come a long way and is also excellent here.
As per usual I won’t get into plot details, it has some good twists and turns and I don’t want to spoil anything. At almost two and  half hours I do think the movie could have been a little shorter but it’s a minor complaint. The action, acting, story and humor are all excellent. It was so pleasant to get a break from the bleak/depressing tone of the Zack Synder DC movies (and yes I know he did helped write it, still I’m glad to see it different from his regular fare). Wonder Woman is a fun character and the do the fish out of water story well (she is an Amazon suddenly thrust into WWI and would be very out of place!).
The action scene in WWI is really the highlight of the movie, I loved it and it really shows the power and courage of Wonder Woman. DC made an excellent movie here, I just hope they can keep it up.
Final Thoughts:
A solid 8 out of 10 from me a strong recommendation. I’d be remiss if I didn’t act the fact that it’s wonderful to see a movie with a female main character that is also done by a woman director. This is a movie that, as I understand it, has great appeal to lots of women who wouldn’t see a comic book movie otherwise and that’s a wonderful thing (couldn’t resist!). The fact that this is also bring young girls in the theater and giving them a role model is also such a joy, especially in these trying times we live in. No need to stay until the end, there is no post credit scene (that’s a Marvel thing). Do take your wife/spouse/girlfriend/Mom/sister/friend to this movie. Plan a girl’s night or even go yourself, you won’t regret it. I will add that while the special effects are good they don’t make well enough use of 3D or IMAX in my opinion, so I would just regular 3D, otherwise you’re getting ripped off a little. Ages 13+ for violence and some sexual language/situations. Until next time!