I took the girls to see Wonder Woman this weekend. It should be noted that I am a HUGE Wonder Woman fan. I had HIGH expectations for this movie. I thought the previews were great and I’ve been waiting MONTHS and MONTHS for this movie to come out. So what did I think?
I loved the actress (Gal Gadot) who plays Wonder Woman. I think she was spot on in casting. Cady loved that she “kicked everyone’s butt.” She was definitely a total badass. I think Chris Pine did a great job as Steve Trevor. I LOVE that he is given a run for his money by a woman that doesn’t take no for an answer. Lucy Davis (as Etta) was totally spot on with her lines and takes on the role of more than a secretary. All of the actors did a great job.
However, acting is not the only thing that makes a movie, and when it comes to the behind the scenes stuff (like directing and writing), DC is not Marvel. It seems like the DC franchise does not invest in the same level of talent behind the screen that Marvel does. It wasn’t bad, but I think there were a lot of missed opportunities. The action scenes were great, but I don’t think there were enough of them. Or maybe it was that the non-action scenes were way too long. With a run time of 2 hours and 21 minutes, I felt like this movie went on forever, and the girls said the same thing.
Is it awesome that a woman was the director? Yep. Would some women writers have made a difference? Probably. (Although, I did not have any problems with the story line.) Would it have been better if Joss Whedon had done it? No doubt. Maybe my expectations were too high, or maybe I’ve watched too many Marvel movies recently.
There are a lot of think pieces on the web about the Wonder Woman movie and what it means and all of that, but I don’t get much into that. I just want to see a good movie. Was it worth going to see in the theater? Yeah, I guess. I’m glad I went, but I doubt I purchase it when it comes out on DVD.
Have you seen it? What did you think?