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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.

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Can't get enough of Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot? Check out our Gal Gadot spotlight gallery and learn more about the actress who plays Justice League hero Diana Prince.

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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.

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$149,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CNY 256,575,698 (China), 4 June 2017

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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The cast list states that one of the Amazons is named Menalippe, who in the DC Comics (at least after the Flashpoint event) is also Queen Hippolyta's sister, but is not a warrior but is a powerful Oracle. Hippolyta also had another sister, Myriana, who was the chief Amazon assassin and had a relationship with Darkseid, the warlord-king of the hell-world known as Apokolips, which resulted in her bearing Darkseid's daughter who is named Grail. Grail and Myriana were prominently featured in the last major DC Comics event under the New 52 imprint, known as The Darkseid War which was written by Geoff Johns. The Darkseid War also mentioned the character of Jason, who is Diana's little brother. See more »

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In the trenches Steve says the battalion has been there a year. British battalions were put forward into the front trenches for a few days at a time then sent to the rear for recovery and rest. By the end of the War in 1918, the fighting is much more mobile. In German advances around April 1918 (Spring Offensive) British and French positions were pushed back several miles. And after July the Allies, reinforced with US troops and using improved tactics and tanks, have been advancing miles at a time in what is known as the "Hundred Days Offensive". 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Gal Gadot/Sam Smith (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Schatzwalzer Op. 4
Written by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss II)
Performed by Berlin String Quartet
Courtesy of Kontor Records GmbH/ Edel Records GmbH
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Exceptional. Outstanding. DC Hits a Homer! FINALLY.
2 June 2017 | by See 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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