The Badger On: Wonder Woman (Movie)

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So I guess I am a little late in getting this up considering how excited I was to see this movie in the first place. I have also seen it twice now. Once opening weekend with the fiancé (engaged now btw) and again over the weekend with both nieces and mother.

Both times I enjoyed it immensely and will have to say that it is the movie that I have enjoyed the most this year but I think that was going to be a given but we will have to wait and see if Justice League lives up to potential. With my dislike of Spiderman, in which I will most likely see in cinema because of fiancé, and Thor, which I probably won’t unless fiancé again, I doubt that I will enjoy either movie as much as I did Wonder Woman as both times I came out feeling happy and with a smile on my face. Fantastic Beasts was the last movie that I felt that way about.

I could go through the plot but it is an origin story and if you know the basic history of Wonder Woman then you pretty much know it already. Diana grows up on Themyscira (Paradise Island) with her mother Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons and the Amazons themselves. She learns to fight becomes a great warrior and has never met a man until Steve Trevor crash lands. She leaves the island with him but she might never be able to return.

This how the first part of the movie goes though Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) never wants Diana (Gal Gadot) to learn to fight but eventually she is taught by her Aunt Antiope (Robyn Wright). Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) does crash land but unlike most telling’s of her origin he is not the only man to land on the island as he is followed by the German army. The first battle scene on the beach is beautifully shot, though admittedly all the fight/battle sequences are.

Just like in BvS: Dawn of Justice Gal Gadot is luminous as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and she brings a tough innocence to the character. She and Chris Pine have wonderful chemistry together. He was also wonderful and charming as Steve Trevor. Lucy Davis as Etta Candy was delightful and comical and so were Steve Trevor rag-tag team of Sameer (Said Taghmaoui), Charlie (Ewen Bremner) and Chief Napi (Eugene Brave Rock).

As for the antagonists Danny Huston does a good job with the red herring German General Erich Ludendorff as does Elena Anaya as Isabel Maru (Doctor Poison). I am however a little disappointed with Ares though I will admit that I didn’t see the misdirect when it came to him.

As mentioned before the direction and battle sequence are wonderful especially the No-Man’s Land sequence and Patty Jenkins deserves all the accolades she is getting and she should definitely do the sequel and get more directing gigs after this one.

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The Badger On: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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If you read any of my other blog then you know that I have been looking forward to this movie so much so that I had to strike a deal with my BF to actually see the movie. He refused to see it on the grounds of Ben Affleck, whom he doesn’t like. I, on the other hand, had never seen Avatar and had no plans of ever seeing it due to my dislike of James Cameron and I my resentment that  The Last Airbender movie could not have Avatar somewhere in the title, though I should probably should let that one go since the movie was terrible and actually did injustice to the fabulousness that is the Nickelodeon cartoon.

I watched Avatar and so my BF saw the movie with and my niece, who has put in her request for what she wants to see next.

Now on to the actual movie….

I liked, it though admittedly I do have some issues with it.

The editing and maybe direction was not the best and at times it did not make much sense.

  • It was a little too long
  • I had issues with Batman’s use of guns
  • Lex was a little too crazy for my liking, he seemed kind of Jokerish to me.

 

WONDER WOMAN !!!!

 

What can I say. Every about her part in this movie was….well wonderful though a little more of her would have been nice. She was strong, beautiful and charismatic and had the best theme music. Looking forward to Gal Gadot in her movie next year.

Ben Affleck played his part well, but then I never had any problem with his casting, I am probably one of the few that could see it and thought it was a good choice. My BF thought he did a reasonable job which is saying a lot for him though he thought he was a little too big in size but I had no problem with that.

I am not a big fan of Superman so I am probably not going to say a lot about him. My niece on the other hand loves him and was sad when he ‘died’. I liked Lois however and thought Amy Adams did a good job there.

Not sure how I feel about two out of the three cameos/intros to the rest of the Justice League. I am meh on Aquaman though I do like the choice of Jason Momoa. Flash I will have to wait and see but that is only because I love the Flash TV show and have a hard time seeing the Flash as any but Grant Gustin. Now Cyborg on the other hand I am looking forward to as I am huge fan of his from the Justice League cartoon movie and his cameo along with the dream sequence and maybe Lex’s ramblings at the end gives us an idea of what is to come.

Well that is all