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
Contrary to public opinion and urban legends, Wonder Woman was not actually the first female superhero. The first known female superhero is writer-artist Fletcher Hanks' minor character Fantomah, an ageless, ancient Egyptian woman in the modern day who could transform into a skull-faced creature with superpowers to fight evil; she debuted in Fiction House's Jungle Comics #2 (Feb. 1940). This character was a minor character and basically a one-off though. She disappeared soon after her debut, never to be heard from again. She did not have the same sensational public response that Wonder Woman did. Wonder Woman was introduced in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941), during the era known to comics historians as the "Golden Age of Comic Books". Following this debut, which got a huge response from the public, she was featured in Sensation Comics #1 (January 1942), and six months later appeared in her own comic book series (Summer 1942). This is why we remember Wonder Woman and not Fantomah. See more »
In the initial battle with the Germans on the beach all of the Amazons are on top of a cliff, from which they are easily able to reach and kill many Germans who are still in their boats. Yet they give up the high ground from which they can safely and easily pick off the Germans. They then engage in hand to hand combat on the ground with enemies who clearly have superior weapons. For a group of warriors who have spent their whole lives training and fighting they would know that giving up their strategic advantage would be foolish and put many of their lives at risk.
It could be reasoned that they gave up the high ground because Diana was down on the beach, alone with a stranger. They knew Diana's secret and protecting her would have been their priority, not their own safety. 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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The closing credits are set in a montage of scenes from the film, accompanied by Wonder Woman's lasso, shield and logo. See more »
This was disappointing. The rating is too high. The story was trying hard to create villains and hide a surprise and a reveal and instead managed to drag things out and become boring. The acting was bad. Actress was hiding behind the effects and should do B movies.
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