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Village Jam Factory - Friday 02 June 2017, 7:00pm
Running time: 141m
Country: United States
Classification: M (Mature themes and action violence)
Release date: 01/06/17
Rating: 6.5/10 (ME 3.5/5, DP 3/5)
NOTE: Despite many reviews, the Bent Thumbs review doesn't contain any plot spoilers.
Diana (Gal Gadot) is the daughter of the queen (Connie Nielsen) and a lump of clay (hmm) on an island of warrior women, protected from the rest of the world by Zeus. Secret agent Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash lands off the coast while fleeing the Germans. Discovering that war has broken out, Diana leaves to defeat god of war Ares (as you do) and finds herself on the western front in the last days of the First World War.
After a very long wait and many false starts, Wonder Woman finally makes it to the big screen in her own big budget epic adventure. We were first introduced to Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in Batman verses Superman, but this is the origin story that establishes the character and provides a link to the photograph that had been found in the previous film. Some of the special effects are a bit cheesy, but the overall look, visual styling and costuming is superb. It probably won't get any Oscar nods for the performances, but they're surprisingly good.
Like many superhero origin films it's too long, but despite losing the rhythm now and then it quickly picks up. Despite the story going exactly where you expect it to, there are a few twists and turns along the way which gives Wonder Woman a freshness rarely seen in the genre. Enjoyable.