Wonder Woman: is it wonderful?

Co-managing editor: Jared Reed

 

Over the summer I went to see one of the biggest, most hyped-up movies of the summer. Unfortunately, I was mistaken on the release date of the “Emoji Movie” so I saw “Wonder Woman” instead.

 

Don’t let the name fool you, it’s not that wonderful.

 

I myself am not much of a fanatic of superhero movies, so my opinion may be a little biased. But that’s your problem not mine.

 

The movie throws you into a world in which the lore rich with background that you feel uneasy not knowing off the bat. But how slow the plot moves in the first 30 minutes of the film really help with that.

 

After our characters finally start to take action you’ve already lost interests. I found myself waiting for the movie to end already at this point.

 

When we finally see some action, it is a disappointment, as it is poorly directed. The action scenes seemed slapped together and very jarring.

 

Even more to my disappointment the plot was very unoriginal. I found myself predicting the “big twist ending” halfway through the movie and being correct on my assumption.

 

Unfortunately, the acting was easily one of the better parts of the movie, by default. The acting by Gal Gadot, and Chris Pine (our main characters) while passionate, was just hard to believe. This was partly due to the subpar acting, but mainly came from the dry dialogue in the script.

 

Overall the movie was a disappointment. With a slow moving plot, “surprises” coming from a mile away it was easily one of the worst movies I’ve seen in a long time. But I mean this movie is gonna be out of theaters soon, so that’s good.

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