Movie Review #7284 WONDER WOMAN.
Yet another dalliance from the superhero genre people, this time an advance on the corny 70s Lynda Carter TV vehicle.
True to the original, Diana is raised on Paradise Is, unbeknownst to her the daughter of a god and who rescues this poor beggar accidentally warping from WWI to her idyllic paradise and can't believe his luck.
I mean how would you like to end up on an island full of Amazons? Following him back to WWI, we get all the usual fish-out-of-water gags before embarking on a secret mission to end the war by extinguishing the main German protagonist, who also just happens to be an escaped bad god from Diana's world.
More CGI heroics are afoot with a few oddities thrown in e.g. the American Indian on the team infiltrating the baddies' lair alongside the Brit and Scots contingents and a phantom-of-the-opera-ish femme fetale.
Hammy fair at best and overly long but nonetheless not the worst superhero outing ever (think Green Hornet!) and Wonder Woman is a sight to behold in her satin tights, fighting for her rights.
Worse things to do on a holiday weekend evening, 6.5/10.
I'm a movie nut from way back with my first ever being The Hallelujah Trail from 1964. Ever since being mesmerized by the giant screen, the darkness that went on forever & the infernally uncomfortable seats + having to stand for God Save the Queen, I've been enticed ever since to duck into a theatre whenever I can for a few hours of escapism. My favourite movie of all time is Schindler's List, one of only two movies I've ever cried in (the other was Bambi when I was 6!) & I'm a sucker for a damn good comedy; Dumb & Dumber, The Hangover & Death at a Funeral stand out. I'm also a musician and work in IT. I have 4 grandchildren who also seem to enjoy their movie excursions with grandad. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.