The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) consists of “Man of Steel” (2013), “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016), “Suicide Squad” (2016), and “Wonder Woman” (2017) thus far. “Man of Steel” is fine; however, “Batman v Superman” and “Suicide Squad” are two of the worst films released during the 2016. I have good news to tell you, my lovely readers – DCEU redeemed themselves with their latest film, “Wonder Woman”.
Based on the characters by William Moulton Marston, Diana Prince also known as Wonder Woman (the utterly brilliant Gal Gadot) prepares to be a warrior in the Amazon and departs home to confront the World War One with Steve Trevor (the underwhelming Chris Pine). Meanwhile, Diana discovers her capabilities and destiny.
You may feel enlightened and empowered during the complete duration, especially if you’re a woman. Ms. Gadot is genuinely badass here. Diana is fierce, determined, and does not request a man to rescue her in the process. Director Patty Jenkins’ feminist voice elated me from the start to finish. Unlike “Ghostbusters” (2016), you actually recognize mainstream fare is slowly attempting to allow the feminine voice to be heard once and for all here.
Despite the tried and true origin narrative and the typical villain, “Wonder Woman” is a miracle. Men may be dominant everywhere, but women are strong, not weak. Diana sticks up for herself and you are able to do the same. We can be our own superhero, ladies. Don’t allow the men underestimate you.
Marvel is indeed the top tier superhero film studio and yet, DCEU proved redemption is the key to success. I am ready for “Justice League” (2017). B+
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