By Mark Di Stefano
Rating: 8 out of 10
The character of Wonder Woman has always been curious an interesting one to the public eye. Always taking a backseat to other DC staples like Batman or Superman, up until last year we’ve never seen Wonder Woman on the big screen and by March of 2016 we were on actor #3 for Superman (Henry Cavil) and actor #5 for Batman (Ben Affleck). Of course, I’m talking about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, a film that was heavily anticipated but just fell flat for many for being too dark and bloated with storyline.
The only saving grace from that movie was when during the final battle, we see the first Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot) to hit the big screen. She stole the film and her name wasn’t even in the title.
Jump ahead 15 months, and we’re introduced to Wonder Woman’s first solo film, and it wins on all fronts; for the DCEU, for superhero movies, for positive female representation and for movies in general.
While Marvel has introduced intriguing female characters in its MCU, they never had the sole spotlight. That’s one area where DC finally gets a point on the scoreboard.
Wonder Woman is much more than a score count and not solely defined by gender: it’s the most fun, engaging superhero movie of the year so far and one of the better origin stories out there.