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I liked it!

Gal Gadot is perfect. Carefully blending innocence, naivete, vulnerability and Bad-Assery! The scene were Wonder Woman was charging down "No Mans Land" had the audience applauding and cheering. Alas, just like Deadpool, this is a love story through and through and the ending, while Scooby-Dooish in hindsight, was satisfying.

Although I'm not a big DC comics fan I am glad that DC has finally got its act together.
 

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Have heard good things. Will see it.
 

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Have heard good things. Will see it.

FWIW, The Guardians movie review department took it to task. FWIW YMMV TANSTAAFL NTTAWWT.

I believe the phrase was "weaponised smurfette".
 

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I hope to see it this weekend, looking forward to it.
 

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is aquaman in it? i liked him. he had good hair and spoke to fish.
 

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I had some problems with the Wonder Woman movie, but it still has a lot going for it.

I'm just not enough of an expert in Wonder Woman lore to know whether or not it was something that was in the original comic books, but it was a gutty move to have the locale be World War I. The locale is oh-so-wonderfully far from what we expect in superhero films.

Wonder Woman is likable, brave,modest and totally out of her element when she first hits the Western Front. She is far from the glib, wise-cracking superhero cliche we see in so many films. She's a rebel not a cop. She gets close to zero respect from her fellow Wonder Women. Her romance is sweetly old-fashioned. This Wonder Woman is the diametric opposite of Linda Carter's.

On the downside, the action just doesn't quite match the kineticism of the best superhero films. I wish the movie could've better understood the mindset of the Great War. WWI wasn't WWII. The Germans may have been the enemy, but in reality they were little different from the allies. They weren't Nazis. It was a war that everybody just fell into. To these eyes it would have been more heartening if Wonder Woman, through her sheer physical prowess and force of will, had forged peace upon the two sides instead.
 

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It had a great opening weekend. And it's the #1 opening for a female director (Patty Jenkins) of all-time. :thumbsup:

Plus, with the critical acclaim and positive word of mouth it's getting, it should have 'legs' going forward. Unlike say the mediocre Batman vs Superman, which opened well but then quickly flamed out.

Box Office: 'Wonder Woman' Wins With Massive Opening Weekend | Variety
 

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movies about comic books...?

most have been lame, doubt this one is any different.
 

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movies about comic books...?

most have been lame, doubt this one is any different.
I had the same attitude when I saw it (I had a free screening of the movie a couple days before it was released and it was impossible for me to say "no"). But ya know what? It was good.
 

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We just got back from seeing it in 3D. It was the only show time that worked for us this weekend, otherwise I would have preferred 2d actually. Surprisingly it was only us and one other guy in the theater, but it has been very nice out here, and the people were piling up for the 7:00 showing. It felt weird to be able to enjoy the movie with no cell phone screens flashing and people hawking down buttered popcorn like pigs in a trough. But I digress.

The wife surprised me because she is not a fan of comic book movies, but she thought it was excellent, maybe because of the women's lib component I dunno. I also enjoyed it, the end got a bit corny for me. I do believe at 2:21 in length they could have spent the time better explaining the storyline and eliminated some of the obligatory CGI stuff, but there are many crowds to please out there. I would have actually been okay with a 3 hour movie, if there was an intermission in the middle.

I liked it, I'll watch it again on DVD when it comes out. It helps to freshen up your memory with Batman vs Superman beforehand if you can.
 

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On the downside, the action just doesn't quite match the kineticism of the best superhero films. I wish the movie could've better understood the mindset of the Great War. WWI wasn't WWII. The Germans may have been the enemy, but in reality they were little different from the allies. They weren't Nazis. It was a war that everybody just fell into. To these eyes it would have been more heartening if Wonder Woman, through her sheer physical prowess and force of will, had forged peace upon the two sides instead.
I think using WWI was purposeful. To paraphrase Steve Trevor after WW killed the German general "some people are just evil". To WW the concept of good and evil is black and white. My 2 cents.

To nitpick a bit, WW crew seemed a little slap-dashed and unnecessary. I mean the sharp shooter didn't do any sharp shooting. Steve Trevor's final plan only made sense as a love story.
 
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