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Movie Review: "Wonder Woman"


Uplifting, thrilling and filled with sincere emotion Patty Jenkins's "Wonder Woman" redeems the entire DC Universe movies while bringing a completely new focus on what a female superhero should be, passionate, determined and, in the truest meaning of the word, strong.

An Amazon princess finds her life completely occupied by female warriors interrupted when a pilot crashes near the island. After rescuing him she learns that the world is lost in the midst of World War I and vows to use her ability to save the world, believing it is all caused by an ancient Greek god she must kill in order to restore peace.

Gal Gadot shines in the role as princess Diana of Themyscira, a.k.a Wonder Woman, not only by delivering what might be the best performance of her career, so far, but also by fearlessly stepping into the shoes of a naive heroine who believes humanity and the world are solely black and white. Gadot doesn't bring a realistic and uplifting portrayal for females only, but for all human beings by demonstrating that true beauty and resilience comes from within, phrases most of us have heard before, but haven't really understood entirely. She sets an example for what true femininity is and does it spectacularly without a single flaw. Looking at "Wonder Woman" we might find one of the most relateable, and flawed characters as her simple-mindedness blinds her judgment on what the real force to end any conflict is.

Impeccably directed by the renowned Patty Jenkins, the movie surrenders a valuable lesson for all audiences, helping us understand what true humanity is about by taking the lead heroine to her darkest places and digging deep into her psyche and soul to find the answers to the doubts she has about herself and her own capacity to be a true hero. Mrs. Jenkins takes this project in her hands and shapes it into a true piece of art with an actual purpose, way beyond making money.

"Wonder Woman" isn't just a superhero film, but it is one that allows us to connect with every single aspect of it as an audience, it makes us care for their characters by using end evoking authentic sentiment, the kind that can only be transmitted straight from the heart. The movie is a soulful story about the real state of being human, as Sia sings in the theme song: 'to be human is to love'.


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