Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.
When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.
Robert Downey Jr.,
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.
Samuel L. Jackson,
Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny.
Steve flies a short-range aeroplane from Turkey to Themyscira, suggesting that the island is in the eastern Mediterranean. In most comic books, Themyscira is somewhere in the Atlantic. See more »
At one point a map is shown. They locate the 'fictitious' village of Veld near the city of Hazebrouck. That's a city in the North Of France. So, not Belgium as the plot suggests. Then you hear some locals comment on Wonder Woman's destruction of the church tower. They do it in Flemish, but not with a West-Flemish accent (as spoken by some at the time in Hazebrouck). See more »
I used to want to save the world. This beautiful place. But I knew so little then. It is a land of beauty and wonder, worth cherishing in every way. But the closer you get, the more you see the great darkness simmering within. And mankind? Mankind is another story altogether.
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When the Warner Bros logo appears, the "Wonder Woman" cello theme is heard. See more »
"Wonder Woman"- Not only the first truly good film for the DCEU, but just a darned fun movie on its own right!
If there was one thought to streak across my mind throughout the entire
run-time of director Patty Jenkins' long-awaited cinematic adaptation
of the iconic comic-book character "Wonder Woman", it's a simple
word... redemption. This is the first film in DC's struggling Extended
Universe to live up to the promise of its comic-book origins. There
have been hints at brilliance here and there, but the three previously
released films have all ultimately faltered and fallen flat due to
their own numerous issues and contrivances and infuriating focus on
convoluted style over substance. Not so with "Wonder Woman"... this is
the first film in the entire series that places all of it's focus on
delivering a charming, thrilling and entertaining film foremost, where
the style is dictated by the story, and not the other way around.
If you've grown tired of waiting for the next great DC cinematic
adventure. If like me and many others, previous releases like "Batman V
Superman" and "Suicide Squad" left you feeling empty and angry and
underwhelmed. If you were worried that the DCEU would just be a
constant exercise in misery and tedium... your hopes for something
better- something good- have been fulfilled with the absolutely
delightful "Wonder Woman." It's not a perfect film, mind you. It's
uneven at times and suffers the same one-dimensional villains that have
plagued the similar Marvel Cinematic Universe. But it is a promise of
better things to come in the future, and is not only by and far the
best the DCEU has to offer at this point... it's just a darned good
film in its own right.
On the island of Themyscira, Diana (Gal Gadot) lives in peace, princess
of a tribe of Amazon warriors created by the great Greek Gods to
protect humanity from the clutches of Ares- God of War. However, the
human world soon enough intrudes on Diana's idyllic life when American
Spy Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crash-lands near her home and she and the
other Amazon warriors are told of the "Great War" that is taking place-
World War I. Diana goes against her mother's wishes and leaves the
island with Steve, hoping that in helping him on his mission to stop a
deadly chemical attack by the German army, she will be able to confront
Ares and put an end to all war. But at what cost will her daring
The great success of "Wonder Woman" comes in large part from its
simplicity and keen storytelling. It doesn't venture into needlessly
lofty and overstuffed (and half-baked) themes and sequel-baiting as has
been the case with previous installments of the DC franchise, but
instead just tries its hardest to be a competent, concise and
entertaining origin story. And that's why it succeeds. Director Jenkins
and screenwriter Allan Heinberg smartly concentrate on the fundamentals
of character establishment and development above all else, while also
giving the film a great deal more personality than has been evident in
previous films. With razor-sharp writing, top-notch action set pieces
and a constant and appropriate sense of humor that keeps the chuckles
coming, you'd be hard pressed not to find yourself grinning ear-to- ear
throughout the entire film.
The cast is also just a ton of fun. Gadot was by and far the best
element in the otherwise sloppy "Batman V Superman", but she wasn't
given much to do. Here, she absolutely shines and proves herself more
than worthy to call herself "Wonder Woman." She's got the dramatic
chops to handle the heavier moments, the light-hearted whimsy to
perfectly land the film's many delightful "fish out of water" gags...
and she just kicks major butt! I can't wait to see her again on the
big-screen. I also quite enjoyed Pine in his supporting role. It's a
bit of a standard character, but he gives it the same wonderful
personality he's injected to so many other roles. And supporting parts
played by the likes of Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen and Saïd Taghmaoui
are all exceptionally well-cast and performed.
This praise all being said, the film does have some rather large issues
that I feel are being generally overlooked. Especially with the film
being as hyped up and over-politicized as it has been. Funnily enough,
the film suffers a major issue that also desperately plagues many films
of their rival studio Marvel- the villains are weak. Pathetic even.
Despite having the delightful duo of Danny Huston and Elena Anaya
portraying them, the villainous Erich Ludendorff and "Doctor Poison"
are frankly laughable at times, coming off as so stock as to be
ridiculous. At times they even feel like they're in a completely
different (and far inferior) film. I know I can't be the only one to
cringe when they repeatedly use the old trope of "villain kills an
associate to show he's a threat" several times to increasingly
hilarious results. In addition, the film is a bit uneven as it reaches
its midway point, with several key characters from the first act
seemingly vanishing and some plot-threads being abandoned for prolonged
periods of time. It's a bit distracting. You know the film is capable
of so much more.
But despite these complaints, I can't help but whole-heartedly
recommend "Wonder Woman." It's just such a breath of fresh air for this
particular franchise thanks to its smart filmmaking and fantastic
performances. I was worried before the film came out. Because I will
fully admit I have not enjoyed a single other film in the DC Extended
Universe to this point, and I was fearing that "Wonder Woman" would
deal one last fatal blow to the franchise. But it did just the
opposite... it revitalized it in the best of ways. And I would
favorably compare it to other great superhero origins of the past 10
years, and say it's one of my favorite Summer action films of 2017 thus
"Wonder Woman" gets a very good 8 out of 10.
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