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WONDER WOMAN

Gal Gadot is back as the Amazonian Princess and is ready to lasso the bad guys in “Wonder Woman”!

Gal Gadot stars in the new “Wonder Woman” film that picks up where last years “Batman vs. Superman” left off. Diana, an Amazon princess, is working in Paris at the Luv when a shipment from Wayne Enterprises arrives. Bruce located the original picture of Wonder Woman and the soldiers in WW1 and sent it to her with a note “You’ll have to tell me about this”. This was a fantastic way to transition to the Wonder Woman origin story.

Diana, daughter of Queen Hyppolyta (Connie Nielsen) was a gift from Zeus for her to raise on the island of Themiscyra. Themiscyra is an island in the Atlantic Ocean but is hidden from site to keep intruders away and keep the Amazons hidden from Aries, the god of war who is bent on their destruction. The Amazons are charged by Zeus to protect the world from evil. Diana is eager to learn to fight as her sisters do, but her mother forbids it. Diana’s aunt Antiope (Robin Wright), the general of the Amazon army, agrees to secretly train the girl to protect her if Aries does return. The Princess becomes the best fighter on the island as she gets older.

 

Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) is shot down by the Germans as he was escaping with a notebook that can end WW1 quickly. Trevor is just off the coast of Themiscyra and is trapped in his plane as it sinks. Diana dives from a cliff and rescues the soldier. She is amazed as he is the first man she has seen. The German ships are close behind him looking for the plane and find the island. The Germans land on the island and battle with the Amazons. The women are victorious with Trevor’s help. Queen Hyppolyta agrees to help Steve return to London with the information to stop the war, but is saddened to find that Diana has chosen to go with him.

Diana agreed to escort Trevor to London in return he will take her to the war so that she may find Aries and kill him. Diana brought a sacred sword that the Amazons call “God Killer” along with a golden lasso that compels people to tell the truth when they are bound. Some of my favorite scenes in the film are when Diana is a “fish out of water” in London trying to adapt to the world of men. Trevor and Diana meet up with Steve’s band of mercenaries Sameer (Said Taghmaoui), Charlie (Ewen Bremmer) and the Chief (Eugene Brave Rock) and head to the front in Denmark. Steve’s mission is to destroy the factory where the German’s are manufacturing a type of hydrogen based mustard gas with the help of Ludendorf (Danny Hudson) and Dr. Poison aka Dr. Maru (Elena Anaya). Diana believes Ludendorff is Aries and aims to kill him and instantly end the war.

Wonder Woman is an amazing film that we have waited for DC to put out for years. It is breath taking seeing Gal Gadot walk across a battle field deflecting hundreds of bullets with only a shield and her bracelets. The film also throws in a twist that you will not see coming and have you on the edge of your seat.

“Wonder Woman” is a film that you should see over and over again and is a great lead into this years blockbuster…The Justice League!

Rated PG-13 (Language, Violence)

Rating: 6/6 PERFECTION!

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