Gradebook: Wonder Woman
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Ashley Menzel: Wonder Woman (10/10)
Wonder Woman is a game-changer and a phenomenal film, one which all involved should be very proud of. Gal Gadot encompasses everything that Wonder Woman is. She is fierce, strong, resilient and doesn’t need a man to tell her what to do. She must be powerful yet provides enough emotion and humanity in her performance. As a result, we get the most incredible superhero we have had in years. The action scenes are inspiring and will grip you by the chest and not let go. Patty Jenkins knew what she wanted and wouldn’t settle for less. She gave us a strong female superhero with conviction and strength, but humanity and decency and the ability to make the audience look inward to the true nature of man. It takes an incredible director to create a 2 hour and 21-minute film and still leave the audience craving more and more.
Tony Estrada: Wonder Woman (7.5/10)
While the feature does feel sluggish at times and the antagonists don’t necessarily have the best development, this is a delightful female superhero movie that not only offers amazing action sequences but we get a great character story to go along with it. Gal Gadot shined in the small screen time she had as Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice last year and she shines even more in her own solo movie with not only her choreography in the action sequences but she handles the dramatic moments very well. The romance between Diana and Steve is also adorable yet believable thanks to the strong performances from both Gadot and Pine. Patty Jenkins shows a lot of care in this project as she really directs this movie with a lot of energy. Wonder Woman blends humor, drama, action, and romance in a way where it doesn’t feel unfocused and even the cinematography is the most colorful we’ve seen in a DCEU feature so far.
Daniel Rester: Wonder Woman (8.3/10)
The best DCEU film to date, “Wonder Woman” is a fun and inspiring superhero tale. Gal Gadot and Chris Pine have terrific chemistry as the lead characters, making us care more about the story even as it occasionally moves in fits and starts; one scene with them that involves dancing is especially excellent. The staging by director Patty Jenkins is also very impressive, though the film does overuse the fast-mo-to-slow-mo technique at times. Despite little issues though, Wonder Woman is mostly a blast and a strong case for why audiences deserve more female-driven superhero films in the future.
Mark Krawczyk: Wonder Woman (10/10)
Yep I said that. I know it has a few flaws but not only does it give me hope for the future of the DCEU but Hope we get more female lead superhero stories as there are a lot out there. Gal Gadot is fantastic as Wonder Woman and her chemistry with Chris Pine is strong. These two have some great moments. There is emotion, social commentary, and fun. Also look for Robin Wright as she is just awesome. The villain is a little thin but then so are most Marvel bad guys, heck most superhero film villains in general with a couple of exceptions. See this film on the big screen as it is a spectacle. While some spot the CGI looked rough I was enjoying myself too much to care. It is the first Comic Book film in a while that made me want to watch more.
Nick Casaletto: Wonder Woman (9/10)
My only fear is that in the hands of other writers or directors, this character will be devoid of the bravery that is so much a part of her that it oozes off the screen. However, in this iteration, Patty Jenkins has crafted an inspiring, emotional, and exciting tale of one Diana Prince. Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman through and through, and not only is this the first female superhero to get her own standalone movie; it may be the best one to ever grace the screen. “I am Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta. In the name of all that is good, your wrath upon this world is over.”
Bryan Sudfield: Wonder Woman (810)
Patty Jenkins did something unexpected and made an outstanding movie in the DCEU. Anchored by a fantastic performance by Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman contains stellar action sequences and a great origin story about someone finding out who they truly are, as well as their purpose to the world. Chris Pine was also great, as was his chemistry with Gadot. The comedy was also strong, but at times the pacing can be iffy and the villains are underdeveloped. Other than that, Wonder Woman is fantastic and no one should miss this!
Average We Live Film Gradebook Score for Wonder Woman: 8.8/10
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