Escape with Wonder Woman – Movie Review
I’m in awe of Wonder Woman.
Choosing love, uniting in love and loving one another in a time of great hate and terror has been the common thread in our society of late.
I sat back in excitement of watching a superhero movie with a female in the drivers seat I almost felt like a child again, watching in awe as Gal Gadot – strong, beautiful, powerful and completely determined – furiously fought to end the fighting in war-torn London and Belgium. She wasn’t a princess waiting in a tower to be saved by a prince – she was Diana Prince who saved Captain Steve Trevor (Chris Pine – he’s gorgeous, as of you didn’t know already.)
The portrayal of Diana’s innocence and continued strength is perfection. I was in awe of the combat scenes – it’s empowering, it’s thrilling. But by film’s end (and at two hours and 20 minutes, it’s a long one), there really is nothing more inspiring than walking away thinking that Wonder Woman isn’t just a great superhero because she’s a woman: She’s a really great superhero who happens to be a woman. Wonder Woman.
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Wonder Woman is in New Zealand cinemas June 1.