I think this is a terrific super-hero film with just the right balance of plot, action, special effects, and character development. It’s the best super-hero movie I’ve seen since “Iron Man.” I consider it a “MUST-SEE.” The Wonder Woman character was created by William Moulton Marston in 1941, and she stands the test of time!
Diana, the daughter of Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), is a young girl living on the hidden island paradise of Themyscira, which was created by the gods of Olympus. Only female Amazon warriors live there. Diana desperately wants to be trained as a warrior by her aunt, Antiope (Robin Wright), but her mother is opposed to it. Eventually, however, Diana receives extensive training. She is now a young woman by the time Steve Trevor’s WWI plane crash-lands in the ocean, very close to the island – which now exposes Themyscira. Diana saves Steve, but the Germans are in close pursuit and a battle soon rages between the Amazons and the Germans. After the battle, Steve informs the Amazons that WWI is happening and millions of lives are being lost.
The Amazons’ mission is to bring peace to the world. Diana/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) decides to leave Themyscira with Steve in order to stop the war. Diana believes the war is being orchestrated by Ares, the God of War, and if she can find and kill him, WWI will end. Will Wonder Woman and Steve succeed?
Gal Gadot is phenomenal and I can’t imagine anyone doing any better. Gadot’s Wonder Woman, with multiple super-powers, is not uni-dimensional, but is beautiful, intelligent, naive, sexy, empathic, vulnerable, smart, loyal and courageous. (Gadot is also now in my “Beautiful Jewish Women Hall of Fame!”)
The film must be seen on the BS! If I were to quibble, it could have been about 10 minutes shorter, but I didn’t care. I sure hope there’s a sequel!