Director: Patty Jenkins
Writers: Allan Heinberg, Zack Snyder
Actors: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen
What magnificent Amazons the women are in this film. Robin Wright, in the role of Antiope, the military leader of the Amazons, is absolutely wonderful as she twists and turns in the air to send a fury of arrows at the German soldiers attacking their invisible island. Connie Nielsen, as Queen Hippolyta, is majestic and vulnerable as she tries to control and guide the young princess Diana towards her destiny as Wonder woman.
Even Chris Pine, who portrays pilot Steve Trevor, is made more humane and manly in the presence of such awesome women. I totally loved the choreography of the island battle. Even as they battle, we watch the warrior women perform incredible feats, but never once do we even consider that it’s about prowess or superior skills or just plain winning. Director Patty Jenkins made choices which encourage us to see instead the generous spirit of these women who only want to honor life and save the world. The CGI effects are excellent.
Once Wonder Woman leaves the island behind and enters the WW II scenario, she still embodies that sense of spiritual and moral strength which define her Amazonian heritage. Gal Gadot is beautiful and strong and steadfast as Diana Prince, Wonder Woman. There is no arrogance in her possession of enhanced fighting skills.
The best thing about this movie, though, is the human focus on the big picture. Patty Jenkins understands the true female spirit: that when it comes to protecting and defending those we love, women are fearless and fierce.
GEN: 9 JUST: 9 HUVA: 9
TAGS: Wonder Woman, Amazons, Diana Prince, Gal Gadot, Robin Wright, Patty Jenkins, Connie Nielsen, Chris Pine, Allan Heinberg, Zack Snyder