Wonder Woman lassoes you in
Genre: Action and Adventure
Director: Patty Jenkins
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Danny Huston, David Thewlis and Robin Wright
Being screened at QFX Cinemas
KATHMANDU: Princess Diana of Themyscira (Gal Gadot) in this universe of DC Comics is naïve. As she comes from the Paradise Island of Themyscira which is unknown to mankind, she doesn’t understand the complexities of men and life. Unaware of her strength and truth about her birth and mankind, she rises above all in the setting of World War I to become the Wonder Woman.
It is the story of origin of Wonder Woman. Director Patty Jenkins and writers Allan Heinberg, Jason Fuchs and Zack Snyder have made a compelling narrative of her origin. They have paired her with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), who is seen in the pivotal role of bringing her to the man’s world from Themyscira and to make her who she is, and interesting characters Sameer (Saïd Taghmaoui), Charlie (Ewen Bremner) and The Chief (Eugene Brave Rock).
The world is at war. Machine gun is the weapon of choice, while the Germans are making a gas as a weapon of mass destruction. Then comes Diana, who in her battle armour, defeats enemies at the front with her swords and lasso of truth; shielding the attacks with shield and diverting the bullets with her bracelets of victory (Steve and his gang back-up her).
The fight scenes in slow-motion, enhanced by 3D is one of the interesting parts of the film. Gadot in her role is tough and ferocious as much as she is naïve and pure; the beautiful actress is a cut above the rest as a superhero.
Though war is the background, the film has not captured violence that you would expect from a war film. It has included the impact of war which is evident through the loss of innocent lives, injured soldiers and young soldiers among others.
In between the combats, there is comic relief too — thanks to Sameer and Charlie. Moreover, Wonder Woman offers an interesting chemistry of Diana and Steve which looks pure. Pine as Steve is a pleasure to watch. Meanwhile apt narratives of the characters add colour to the film. All in all, the film is an entertainer. You will enjoy it as long as you watch it — you can count on Wonder Woman and her action.