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Wonder Woman (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 2 June 2017 (USA)
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When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director:

Patty Jenkins

Writers:

Allan Heinberg (screenplay by), Zack Snyder (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gal Gadot ... Diana
Chris Pine ... Steve Trevor
Connie Nielsen ... Hippolyta
Robin Wright ... Antiope
Danny Huston ... Ludendorff
David Thewlis ... Sir Patrick
Saïd Taghmaoui ... Sameer
Ewen Bremner ... Charlie
Eugene Brave Rock ... The Chief
Lucy Davis ... Etta
Elena Anaya ... Dr. Maru
Lilly Aspell ... Young Diana (8)
Lisa Loven Kongsli ... Menalippe
Ann Wolfe ... Artemis (as Ann J. Wolfe)
Ann Ogbomo ... Philippus
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Storyline

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. Written by ahmetkozan

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The future of justice begins with her See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | China | Hong Kong

Release Date:

2 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wonder Woman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$149,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$103,251,471, 4 June 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$412,563,408

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$821,763,408
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns rewrote much of Allan Heinberg's script. Much to the dismay of producer Charles Roven, the two of them did not get a prompt writing credit as they were overruled by the Writer's Guild arbitration. To compound further, Zack Snyder, along with Heinberg and Jason Fuchs were given story credit although they had provided little input into the final script. Roven also added, that Heinberg could have collaborated with Jenkins and Johns but commitments to his TV series project prevented him from continuing. See more »

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As in many Hollywood movies, the German spoken parts on the battle field and in the small towns are gibberish and make absolutely no sense. It is also fascinating to see that the German high command hosts a huge ball but not one character speaks German, instead everyone speaks English with a mock German accent. However, movies with a foreign language and subtitles are harder to follow, so this may be permitted as artistic licence. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Diana: 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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Crazy Credits

When the Warner Bros logo appears, the "Wonder Woman" cello theme is heard. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Sous les Ponts de Paris
Music by Vincent Scotto
Lyrics by Jean Rodor
Performed by Lucienne Delyle
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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Exceptional. Outstanding. DC Hits a Homer! FINALLY.
2 June 2017 | by RLTerry1See all my reviews

WONDERful! No seriously, this is an excellent film! And I'm just not talking about the superhero genre. DC finally hit a homer with this one. This film also serves as evidence that Zack Snyder can WRITE a great story but should probably stay out of the director's chair. Warner Bros. and Ratpac Dune's Wonder Woman is the superhero film we needed. Trailing so far behind the Marvel brand and film quality, DC needed to produce a film that would make up for Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad AND catch up to Marvel. Seemingly setting out to accomplish the impossible, this film exceeded all measurable expectations and provided a comprehensive cinematic experience. With many themes, this film hits on many topics and does so with incredible precision and elegance. It's almost as if this film is an extension of Diana Prince herself. Never addressed or referenced as Wonder Woman actually, Diana Prince's origin story is powerful and ever so apropos in today's socio-political climate. If only we could all have the courage, compassion, and determination that Wonder Woman embodies and represents.

Ever since her creation in 1941 by psychologist William Marston, Wonder Woman has always been treated the best when all pre-existing inhibitions typically added to a female character in a "man's" role are removed, allowing the feminist ethos at her core to shine and erupt with unbridled passion and strength. Among other traits, the chief characteristic that separates her from other superheroes in both the Marvel and DC universes respectively is--no, not her gender--it is her ability to integrate truth, justice, compassion, and courage in everything she does to protect the planet entrusted to her people by the Greek gods. The key to understanding Wonder Woman is not through her brute strength or supernatural powers, but through her love and compassion for innocent people and her own integrity. Rarely has any film truly given women (or anyone, for the matter) a strong female protagonist who does not pander but exhibits excellence in well-developed strength of character and a complete eruption of the fantasies of many women to rise up to serve and protect. It would have been far too easy to sell Diana Prince as a vengeful women out to destroy men or seek revenge for the destruction that has befallen the planet; but no, that is not the Diana we see. We see a heroine of others--a completely unselfish hero who is of earth. Being of the earth is truly what separates her from someone like Super Man. Sure, some strong female characters from with the world of comics, literature, theatre, TV, or film have demonstrated strong characteristics and have been leaders; but Wonder Woman sands alone as a film that provides audiences with a female protagonist who is not merely a leader, but the engineer--the author--of her own destiny and story.

Why does this film work so well??? After all, that is the question you are likely asking yourself after so many DC flops (note: that does not count the Burton or Nolan films). The short answer is that Snyder was NOT in the driver's seat on this ride; however, there is more to it than that. Snyder's touch is certainly evident in many scenes (especially the action sequences); furthermore, he was greatly instrumental in the overall structure, but he took a backseat to the driver of this vehicle. His approach was important in the design of the car, and even building it, but when it came time to take it for a spin, he turned the steering wheel over to Director Patty Jenkins. Films featuring strong female protagonists most often seem to fair better when there is a women at the helm. And Wonder Woman is a testament to that observation. Whereas a male director would have likely spent some time sexualizing Diana, Jenkins spends the time on her courage and compassion. Instead of focusing on the terrain of Diana's mystical home beautifully appointed with white cliffs and sapphire water or spending time on her sleek blade or even her trademark lasso of truth, Jenkins spends a significant amount of screen time on the terrain of Diana's face. A face that communicates the heart, mind, and soul of Diana. Instead of a face displaying anger or disgust at the world of men, her face is often bright, hopeful, containing a winning smile with eyes overflowing with optimism. In terms of the production design itself, it only bares hints of Snyder's penchant for beautiful music videos; the production design is one that takes itself seriously, but in the perfect amounts. Although the film is quite dark, there are sufficient moments of levity.

Perhaps you're a stereotypical dude who does not care for films that feature female protagonists and feministic themes. No fear. Wonder Woman is actually a World War I film disguised as a superhero movie. As much as Wonder Woman works as an exceptional superhero movie, it is equally an impressive World War I film. Taking place in the days leading up to Armistice Day, this film displays the atrocities of war and the determination of both sides to win. You will find yourself in the trenches in France and Belgium with the Allied forces who, against all odds, are determined to defeat the enemy in order to stop genocide and widespread devastation. Placing Wonder Woman amidst the warriors of earth, connects her to humanity in ways that most superheroes cannot. Fighting for what you believe in is a major theme in this film. Some of the best war movies are those that "show don't tell." And Wonder Woman certainly shows what war really looks like instead of talking about it as some abstract concept or spending time in diplomacy. In fact, diplomacy is thrown out the window, and Diana lays the need to fight on the hearts of the bureaucratic leaders and soldiers alike. Pick up your sword and fight. Don't just sit idly by while humanity is destroyed.


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