Release Date: June 2, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content)
“Wonder Woman” is the latest celluloid weapon in the Warner Bros. arsenal of its DC Extended Universe Collection, and if early success is any indication, it could prove among the most popular.
For the most part, the film has received critical and audience acclaim, despite it feeling a bit too lengthy, which I believe is largely due to exposition at the beginning of the movie that seems to take way longer to occur than needed.
The film does have a lot going for it, including an incredibly likeable protagonist as the title character, portrayed by an incredibly likeable Gal Gadot, who is more than up to the task of playing such an iconic role.
In “Wonder Woman,” Gadot plays opposite the equally likeable Chris Pine who portrays a U.S. intelligence officer that meets our heroine after his plane crashes on a mysterious island inhabited by scores of warrior women.
The two join forces to take on the evils of World War I, and that’s where the plot gets a bit messy. However, in the hands of director Patty Jenkins (“Monster”), the screenplay by Allan Heinberg, Zack Snyder, and Jason Fuchs ultimately becomes a fun, entertaining form of escapism.
“Wonder Woman” is that summer blockbuster that should propel the movie season well on its way.