The Amazonian Warrior Princess Diana left her lush tropical island to dwell in our urban cityscapes of glass and steel.
For more about Wonder Woman and the Wonder Woman Blu-ray release, see Wonder Woman Blu-ray Review published by Dating back to the early 1940s, the superheroine Wonder Woman has been the subject of comics, graphic novels, a TV series, telefilms, and animated movies but strangely, no standalone motion picture.
All of that changed with Patty Jenkins's critically acclaimed 9 million blockbuster, Wonder Woman, which has grossed over 0 million worldwide at the box office.
Hippolyta isn't convinced that Ares will one day make a return, a view not shared by her sister, Antiope (Robin Wright), who is far more concerned that he will strike again.
Both Hippolyta and Antiope believe that the Amazonians should be well-trained and fully prepared for an attack but share opposing approaches to Diana's maturation and development.
While Wonder Woman features a cast of thousands, it benefits from key contributions in secondary parts from such veteran actors as Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, and David Thewlis.
Screenwriter Allan Heinberg incorporates several characters from the Wonder Woman comics in his classical three-act script. In a rather revealing indication of how they want to appeal to as many audiences as possible, Heinberg and Jenkins have combined the sword-and-sandals epic, British period drama, and war film into a two-hour-and-forty-minute cinematic journey.Reprising the role that she debuted in last year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Israeli actress Gal Gadot delivers a commanding and beautifully nuanced performance as Diana/Wonder Woman.Gadot largely carries the movie on her shoulders along with an assist from Chris Pine, who looks comfortable in the subordinate role of American spy Steve Trevor.For example, as Steve tends to his wounds in the Amazon's infirmary pool room, he's bewildered to what purpose the water really serves there.Since she was sculpted out of clay and exclusively been only around girls and ladies, Diana is a novice to reproductive biology (which she knows about, but only in books) and hence shows befuddlement when a nude Steve emerges from the pool.It's a comical moment because Steve thinks Diana is gazing at his genitals when she's actually staring at the watch to his left!