Wonder Woman

Released: 2017
Grade: C

Wonder Woman (2017) on IMDb


This is the origin story of Wonder Woman – an Amazon princess named Diana who grows up on the island of Themyscria. When she hears about World War I from a British spy named Steve Trevor, she decides to join the fight even though it means she can never return home. After all, she is the only one who can defeat Ares, the God of War.


Though it was good to finally have a female-centric Superhero movie directed by a woman, I really didn’t like this movie all that much. Though I think Gal Gadot did a very good job with what she was asked to do, and I liked most of the supporting characters, I really didn’t care that much for the storyline in the first place. Most characters were pretty one-dimensional and not very interesting.

I think what bothered me the most about this movie was how cheesy it was. There are so many slow-down scenes that it was all so tedious. It seemed like every single action scene had to be slowed way down so we could see every single detail the director wanted us to see. Once or twice would have been OK, just for a small effect. But it sure seemed like it was every scene. Yeah, I didn’t like that at all. That’s probably what made the whole movie feel cheap and too common. Just once I’d like to see an action movie where slowdown scenes are not used at all. That would be nice.

Overall it’s not a bad movie, but it’s just not a very good one either. There are some good scenes and it’s great to finally have a Wonder Woman movie, but it’s just OK. I wish it would have had a better script and a better plot. Oh, and if it didn’t have a zillion slow motion scenes, it probably would have been at least 30 minutes shorter.

Of Note

So many online reviews mention the “Nazis” in this movie. Actually, there are no Nazis here. This film takes place in 1917, 15 years before the Nazi party had taken over Germany.