An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.
- Diana Prince / Wonder Woman: Gal Gadot
- Steve Trevor: Chris Pine
- Antiope: Robin Wright
- Hippolyta: Connie Nielsen
- Sir Patrick / Ares: David Thewlis
- Ludendorff: Danny Huston
- Dr. Maru: Elena Anaya
- Charlie: Ewen Bremner
- Etta: Lucy Davis
- Menalippe: Lisa Loven Kongsli
- Sameer: Saïd Taghmaoui
- The Chief: Eugene Brave Rock
- Young Diana (8): Lilly Aspell
- Artemis: Ann Wolfe
- Phillipus: Ann Ogbomo
- Diana (12): Emily Carey
- FIeld Marshall Haig: James Cosmo
- German Commander: Wolf Kahler
- German Lieutenant: Alexander Mercury
- Kaiser Wilhelm II: Martin Bishop
- Marie: Flora Nicholson
- Photographer: Pat Abernethy
- Trench Sentry: Freddy Elletson
- Trench Sentry: Sammy Hayman
- Trench Sentry: Michael Tantrum
- Trench Officer – Belgian: Philippe Spall
- Trench Officer – British: Edward Wolstenholme
- German Soldier: Ian Hughes
- German Soldier in Boat: Marko Leht
- Colonel Darnell: Steffan Rhodri
- Weary Captain (Shot): Andrew Byron
- Suited Man: Dominic Kinnaird
- Fausta Grables: Rachel Pickup
- Guard at Invite Table: Ulli Ackermann
- Turkish Slave: Frank Allen Forbes
- Soldier at Gala: Peter Stark
- Von Hindenberg: Rainer Bock
- Young Soldier (Station): Josh Bromley
- Young Wife (Station): Jennie Eggleton
- Nina: Eva Dabrowski
- German Pilot: Harvey James
- German Pilot: George Johnston
- Senator Timandra: Danielle Lewis
- Senator Acantha: Florence Kasumba
- Epione: Eleanor Matsuura
- Mnemosyne: Josette Simon
- Venelia: Doutzen Kroes
- Aella: Hayley Warnes
- Queen’s Guard: Caitlin Burles
- Queens Guard: Jemma Moore
- Euboea: Samantha Win
- Penthiselea: Brooke Ence
- Egeria: Madeleine Vall
- Trigona: Hari James
- Niobe: Jacqui-Lee Pryce
- Amazon Army: Betty Adewole
- Amazon Army: Caroline Winberg
- Amazon Army: Lizzie Bowden
- Amazon Army: Kattreya Scheurer-Smith
- Amazon Townsfolk: Rekha Luther
- Amazon Townfolk: Thaina Oliveira
- Amazon Townsfolk: Ooooota Adepo
- Amazon Townsfolk: Zinnia Kumar
- Amazon Townfolk: Toma McDonagh
- Mother: Amber Doyle
- Soldier: Freddy Carter
- Soldier: Fred Fergus
- Wounded Soldier: Tim Pritchett
- Throne Room Amazon: Gana Bayarsaikhan
- Throne Room Amazon: Camilla Roholm
- Amazon Cavalry General: Stephanie Haymes-Roven
- Veld Singer: Nia Burke
- Singer: Dee Lewis Clay
- Singer: Tori Letzler
- Amazon Warrior (Orana): Mayling Ng
- U.S. Soldier (uncredited): Zack Snyder
- Casting: Lucinda Syson
- Producer: Charles Roven
- Original Music Composer: Rupert Gregson-Williams
- Casting: Lora Kennedy
- Script Supervisor: Patty Jenkins
- Line Producer: Enzo Sisti
- Editor: Martin Walsh
- Costume Design: Lindy Hemming
- Supervising Sound Editor: James Mather
- Assistant Sound Editor: David Mackie
- Foley: Peter Burgis
- Production Supervisor: Damian Anderson
- Production Design: Aline Bonetto
- Story: Zack Snyder
- Music Editor: J.J. George
- Casting: Kristy Carlson
- Art Direction: Phil Harvey
- Art Direction: Stuart Kearns
- Art Direction: Steve Carter
- Stunt Coordinator: Lee Sheward
- Producer: Richard Suckle
- Second Unit Director of Photography: Lorenzo Senatore
- Executive Producer: Jon Berg
- Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
- Executive Producer: Wesley Coller
- Producer: Deborah Snyder
- Director of Photography: Matthew Jensen
- Storyboard: Jay Oliva
- Production Sound Mixer: Chris Munro
- Sound Effects Editor: Samir Foco
- Story: Jason Fuchs
- Stunts: Bradley James Allan
- Executive Producer: Geoff Johns
- First Assistant Editor: Nick Davis
- Stunts: Gordon Alexander
- Stunts: Jessie Graff
- Stunts: Jimmy Chhiu
- Unit Production Manager: Mark Mostyn
- Executive Producer: Stephen Jones
- Production Supervisor: Carmen Pepelea
- Still Photographer: Alex Bailey
- Stunt Coordinator: Tim Rigby
- Story: Allan Heinberg
- Fight Choreographer: Wayne Dalglish
- Stunts: David Anders
- Comic Book: William Moulton Marston
- Art Direction: Dominic Masters
- Visual Effects Supervisor: Frazer Churchill
- Sound Effects Editor: Jed Loughran
- Music Editor: Simon Changer
- Second Unit Director: Damon Caro
- Music Editor: Melissa Muik
- Visual Effects Producer: Ken Dailey
- Gaffer: Wayne King
- Assistant Art Director: Simon Elsley
- Visual Effects Producer: Lena Scanlan
- Still Photographer: Clay Enos
- Construction Manager: Andy Evans
- Dialect Coach: Jo Cameron Brown
- Aerial Director of Photography: Jeremy Braben
- Gaffer: David Sinfield
- Camera Operator: Ben Wilson
- Dialogue Editor: Rob Killick
- Production Design: Todd Kleparski
- Associate Editor: Matthew Tucker
- Visual Effects Editor: Constantin Brodt
- Unit Manager: Andrea Alunni
- CG Supervisor: Joel Green
- Visual Effects Supervisor: Viktor Müller
- CG Supervisor: Jorge Razon
- Visual Effects Supervisor: Keith Miller
- Visual Effects Editor: Sam Lane
- Property Master: Terry Woods
- Location Manager: Steve Mortimore
- Hairstylist: Nuria Mbomio
- Art Direction: James Collins
- Makeup Department Head: Christine Blundell
- Location Scout: Asha Sharma
- Visual Effects Supervisor: Mihaela Orzea
- Visual Effects Supervisor: Bill Westenhofer
- Executive Producer: Steven Mnuchin
- Visual Effects Producer: Amber Kirsch
- Visual Effects Supervisor: Jessica Norman
- CG Supervisor: James Rustad
- Visual Effects Producer: Laurence Berkani
- CG Supervisor: Antoine Moulineau
- Casting Associate: Kate Ringsell
- Art Direction: Remo Tozzi
- Camera Operator: Peter Batten
- Art Direction: Domenico Sica
- Set Decoration Buyer: Janice Macrae
- Music Editor: Dominick Certo
- Music Supervisor: Karen Elliott
- Makeup Artist: Kirsty Mcqueen
- Additional Photography: Carlos De Carvalho
- Orchestrator: David Butterworth
- Storyboard: Benton Jew
- First Assistant Camera: David Penfold
- Visual Effects Supervisor: Alex Wuttke
- Animation Supervisor: Nicholas Symons
- Stunts: Gary Hoptrough
- Assistant Art Director: Patrick Harris
- Unit Production Manager: Erik Paoletti
- Hairstylist: Andrea Cracknell
- Additional Photography: Freddie Hall
- Stunts: Justin A. Williams
- Unit Manager: Daniele Di Biasio
- Animation Supervisor: Ben Wiggs
- Camera Operator: Stamos Triantafyllos
- VFX Editor: Shenyan Liu
- Makeup Artist: Claire Matthews
- Casting Associate: Jeanette Benzie
- Visual Effects Supervisor: Loeng Wong-Savun
- Rigging Gaffer: Francesco Zaccaria
- First Assistant Director: Tommy Gormley
- ADR & Dubbing: Jason Oliver
- Key Grip: Kevin Fraser
- Casting Associate: Natasha Vincent
- Set Dresser: Roberto Oliveri
- Musician: Steve Mair
- Russian Arm Operator: Toby Plaskitt
- Stunts: Kye Mckee
- Pre-Visualization Supervisor: Matt McClurg
- Drone Operator: Peter Ayriss
- Executive Producer: Rebecca Steel Roven
- Production Manager: Lulu Morgan
- Makeup Artist: Chloe Meddings
- Hairstylist: Laura Morse
- Makeup Artist: Linda Zirkus
- Unit Manager: Marco Milani
- Unit Manager: Michele Ottaggio
- Production Manager: Roxanne Pinheiro
- Unit Manager: Andy Reeve
- Unit Manager: Massimiliano Sisti
- Unit Manager: Elisabetta Tomasso
- Unit Manager: Carrick Welsh
- Second Unit First Assistant Director: Joe Geary
- Draughtsman: Clara Gomez del Moral
- Assistant Art Director: Kevin Timon Hill
- Storyboard Artist: Anson Jew
- Assistant Art Director: Irene Orru
- Sound Design Assistant: Thomas Kennedy
- Technical Supervisor: Luke Gray
- Stunts: Tom Hallahan
- Stunts: Theo Morton
- Stunts: Lauren Okadigbo
- Stunts: Antonio Oña Sánchez
- First Assistant Camera: Rene Adefarasin
- Camera Operator: Ben Adefarasin
- Grip: Andrea di Benedetto
- Grip: Mauro Faina
- Still Photographer: Steve Minett
- First Assistant Camera: Spencer Murray
- Grip: Daniele Postiglione
- Casting Assistant: Bex Reynolds
- Casting Assistant: Leigh Ann Smith
- Casting: Milla Wilcock
- Set Costumer: Lucy Donowho
- Assistant Editor: Katrina Annan
- Assistant Editor: Fred Brown II
- Assistant Editor: Kieran Waller
- Location Manager: Fabio Ferrante
- Location Manager: Leonardo Cellai
- Location Manager: Duncan Broadfoot
- Location Manager: Jacob McIntyre
- Location Manager: Georgette Turner
- Location Scout: Gianluca Barra
- Production Coordinator: Marco Calabrese
- Choreographer: Isabel Baquero
- Animation Supervisor: Omar Morsy
- Art Department Coordinator: Gabi Brown
- VFX Editor: Wes Walcott
- Rigging Gaffer: Fulvio Segianni
- Lighting Technician: Harlon Haveland
- Lighting Technician: Dan Smith
- Lighting Technician: Toby Tyler Jr.
- 3D Coordinator: Aaron Reznick
- Lead Animator: Michael Langford
- CG Supervisor: Goran Backman
- Matchmove Supervisor: Tricia Kim
- Roto Supervisor: Peter Pelisek
- Visual Effects Art Director: Jonathan Opgenhaffen
- Visual Effects Editor: Mark Hunter
- Visual Effects Editor: Kelly Noordermeer
- Visual Effects Producer: Guy Botham
- Visual Effects Producer: Edward Churchward
- Visual Effects Producer: Praveen Kilaru
- Visual Effects Producer: Mohak Sharma
- Visual Effects Producer: Matthew Pellar
- Visual Effects Producer: Elzbieta Trosinska
- Visual Effects Producer: Zachary Vesely
- Visual Effects Supervisor: Adam Janeczek
- Visual Effects Technical Director: Javier Meroño
- Visual Effects Technical Director: Yafes Sahin
- Orchestrator: Alec Roberts
- Visual Effects: Chris Upson
- Loop Group Coordinator: Judith Georgi
- Thanks: Robert Kanigher
- Third Assistant Director: Robert Madden
- Third Assistant Director: Clare Glass
- Graphic Designer: Carol Kupisz
- Stunts: Jack Jagodka
- Storyboard Artist: Oscar Wright
- Second Assistant Director: Andy Madden
- Stunts: Jolie Lennon
- Stunt Coordinator: Ryan Watson
- Graphic Designer: Camise Oldfield
- Second Assistant Director: Paul Cathie
- Special Effects Technician: Ana McKillop
- Assistant Director: María Cuenca
- Graphic Designer: Amy Grewcock
- Gimly: I’d just like to thank Patty Jenkins for making a DCIThoughtSheWasWithUniverse movie that wasn’t fucking garbage.
If I’m being completely honest, the two people I went to the cinema to watch _Wonder Woman_ with and I did spend the next two hours after coming out of our screening discussing the various problems with the movie, but we also all agreed on one thing: We still loved it.
Maybe it’s just the rose-coloured glasses of comparison, but I had an excellent time with _Wonder Woman_, and I’m excited to go back to the cinema and watch it, at least one more time.
It’s the first time I’ve said that about a DC movie since _The Dark Knight Rises_.
_Final rating:★★★½ – I strongly recommend you make the time._
- Movie Queen41: **The First Great DCEU Film**
This film is the origin story of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), who was first introduced in Batman v. Superman last year. She is born and trained on Themyscira, the hidden island where the powerful warrior women known as the Amazons live. One day, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), an American World War I spy, crashes off the coast of Themyscira and is rescued by Diana and the two team up to take down Ares, the God of War, and the Germans, who are developing a very deadly form of mustard gas. There are fantastic action sequences in this film, especially by Gal Gadot. It’s amazing to see her single-handedly storm the German front, inspiring the Allies to fight with her. Gadot takes over from the legendary Linda Carter and makes the role her own. She has great chemistry with Pine. They are complete equals in this film. It’s refreshing to see the female lead in a superhero film not be the love interest. The only negative part of the film are the lackluster villains. Hopefully, Wonder Woman will have more formidable foes in future films.
- in_the_crease: **DC Hits A…Bunt. But compared to the strikeouts, a bunt seems impressive.**
Wonder Woman had some things working for it–things other comic book movies have faltered on. But it had a lot of things not working for it too. The result is an average median between what works and what doesn’t. While the film is spectacular within the struggling DCEU, as a stand alone film it’s mediocre at best.
Diana’s origin story–how she came to be and how she came to be a super hero was refreshing. It showcased the world of the Amazon warriors. It was unique in the often cookie-cutter super hero origin stories. Patty Jenkins did a good job of framing it, but I think the character’s origin story dating back to the comics has always been unique in comparison to other super heroes.
The result is that the first third or so of the movie is satisfying–despite dull performances from Gal Gadot and Chris Pine (who had zero chemistry as a couple). But once we leave the confines of the island and enter the real world, the movie becomes hit or miss. WWI (that’s right, WWI now, not WWII. The reason for the change in setting is never apparent) London is portrayed in a way that is almost a distraction. Yes, the world isn’t white washed; diversity is a thing–a wonderful thing at that. But DC’s version of Captain America’s Howling Commandos consist of an Arab and an American Indian. Diversity for diversity’s sake becomes distracting–especially when paired with a low-rent Simon Pegg whose soul function is being a deadly sniper who never fires his weapon (that’s helpful on a top-secret mission behind enemy lines).
It’s almost as if the movie telegraphs all of these unnecessary plot hiccups to remind you that this is a super hero film, and no matter how much the mortal humans fail, it will all be okay because the super hero will save the day.
The dialogue can be clichéd at times, and the final theme of the movie–one of love conquering all and the acknowledgement that, overall, mankind is good, is laughable in it’s amateur preachiness.
But what the film lacks in substance and script, it makes up for in the visuals. I found the action sequences to be great fun. Heavily stylized “Matrix-style” fight scenes seem right at home in a film about super hero Gods. The freeze frames worked too–as fight sequences froze in over-the-top super hero poses that harkened back to the source material’s comic book roots.
The final confrontation between Wonder Woman and Ares–while dragging on a little long–was well done, being one of the few super hero movie climaxes that delivered.
While aspects of the movie were so similar (Hell! Identical!) to Captain America: The First Avenger, I actually felt embarrassed for the filmmakers, I did come away thinking this was the movie Captain America should have been. It succeeded in places where Captain America failed miserably.
The movie is entertainment–pure, fun, pop-corn-gobbling entertainment. In that realm, it succeeds and succeeds well. But as a piece of cinematic art, it falls flat on its face with too many plot holes, script inconsistencies, clichés and mediocre acting. Wonder Woman will be an important movie for both the DCEU and the summer of 2017. But it lacks the magic and staying power of Nolan and Donner’s contributions to DC comics’ films.
- tmdb15214618: I like the portrayal of the Greek/Amazonian myth; the part where Chris Pine is naked; the part where Wonder Woman overturns the tank; and the post-battle dance scene with her and Steve Trevor, and that’s it.
This could be mistaken for a mediocre, melodramatic, cheesy TV movie. Visually, it’s less interesting than any of the other nu-DC fare; I never thought I’d miss Zach Snyder’s sensibility but I did in this flick. Storywise, it may be a step up from the rest of the DCEU, but it still barely rivals the worst of the Marvel movies. Gal Gadot can’t act, and Chris Pine couldn’t make the clunky dialogue sound not ridiculous.
Wonder Woman is tolerable. That’s more than can be said for the other nu-DC movies but it’s not a compliment.
- Per Gunnar Jonsson: I quite enjoyed this movie. When I learned that Zack Snyder had his fingers in it I got a worried since he recently wrote such atrocities as Batman vs Superman and sure enough the story is a really the weakest part of the movie. A typical nonsensical, unintelligent, Hollywood story/script were you are better off putting your brain in idle when watching it.
However it makes up for this with cool special effects and, surprisingly, quite enjoyable characters. This is definitely a movie that you watch for the sake of the special effects. Well, if you are a male teenager you might also be watching it to drool over Gal Gadot of course (I have to admit that she is hot).
There is not too much to say about the plot. Our Amazon hot chick discovers that there is a war going on and goes out to stop it. Since she has been overly protected by her guardian she is amazingly clueless about life outside of her little island. Especially aspects involving men. Something which creates some funny moments as well as some embarrassingly silly ones. This, Diana’s gradual evolution where she not only is learning about life but also discovers her considerable powers, is one of the enjoyable aspects of the movie though. It is of course also one of the dummer aspects of the movie. How the f… could the Amazon Queen race Diana to be so ignorant about everything?
Another not so enjoyable part of the movie is the ludicrous scenes where the britts are trying to obtain peace at all costs as well as the stereotypical portrayal of Ludendorff as some megalomaniacal, half crazy war-mongerer. This was just dumb. I guess Zac Snyder just picked the name out of some history book without bothering to read up on the character. Typical lack of intelligence and respect, a la Hollywood, for anything outside of their, very limited, sphere of knowledge.
Well, at least Danny Huston did a pretty decent job of the shitty role he was given. So did most of the rest of actors. I definitely liked Gal Gadot as Super Woman but then, although I am not a teenager, I am still a male so maybe I am biased when it comes to her?
I definitely liked the special effects. The showdown at the end was great as far as I am concerned and the rest not bad either. They could have been even better though if it would not have been so obvious that the Germans where mostly incompetent extras waiting for Wonder Woman to show off her gymnastics and slow motion abilities. Come on, even superhero special effects should make some pretense of being “realistic” superhero special effects.
The movie is definitely aimed at the young adult segment. Unfortunately it do not seem to know what it is aiming for. Sometimes it is almost adult, sometimes it is late teen and sometimes just so bloody TV-show silly that you’re wondering if it is aiming for even pre-teens.
Anyway, regardless of its faults I did enjoy my 2+ hour spent on this movie. Enough to give it a 4 out of 5 rating
- Reno: **The Amazonian princess Diana’s quest-come-self-discovery!**
From all the superhero films, this was one of the most anticipated. Mainly because of the woman oriented theme. People were desperate to see the solo woman superhero. Today, we have the great visual effects technology, that anything can be possible to bring on to the screen. And actress like Gal Gadot, even better it gets. Yes, it was a wonderful film. A simple storyline, but a well made film.
The Amazonians who are cut off from the rest of the world, is preparing for the battle if Ares returns. All these years nothing has happened, but one day a fighter pilot crash on the cost of their island. Then the princess embark a journey back with him to find, and end the Ares threat forever. But she only ends up in the WWII, and what happens in the following sequence are the rest of the film.
Who would have done a better job than Patty Jenkins. She nailed it, and so set to direct the sequel too. Even the supporting cast was good. DC’s visuals always high standards and so this one. Action sequences too amazing. There’s lots of changes in the character, as well as in everything. Firstly a nice superhero costume. And connections like Diana’s father, the island, all pretty nicely written out. The DC universe just got extended. I can’t wait to see ‘Justice League’.
- Wuchak: ***Wonder Woman and Captain Steve Trevor seek to end WW1***
Near the end of WW1, an American spy (Chris Pine) is chased by Germans to the hidden island of Amazonian women created by Zeus to protect mankind. The princess of the island (Gal Gadot) leaves with the captain to help end the Great War and destroy Ares forever.
“Wonder Woman” (2017) combines the Wonder Woman TV series (1975-1979) with elements of “All Quiet on the Western Front” (1979), “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981), “The Dirty Dozen” (1967), “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011) and “Man of Steel” (2013). It’s a well done modern superhero flick and superior to both “The First Avenger” and “Man of Steel.”
The opening paradisal island sequence is good without overstaying its welcome. The story really picks up when Captain Steve Trevor and Diana depart the island. They have great chemistry and their relationship adds human interest.
Unlike “Man of Steel,” which devolved into super-beings constantly pulverizing each other in the second half, “Wonder Woman” has the poise to take its time and establish an interesting assortment of characters. The entire midsection is great, but the last act, to be expected, comes down to two super-beings pounding each other. But at least the creators tried to add a weighty moral.
The film runs 2 hours, 21 minutes.
- Peter89Spencer: I was wrong about Gal Gadot taking the role as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman since BvS. She was not bad.
Then this film, her standalone film, really brought emphasis on female empowerment.
- Trevfh: Such a really nice one & Gal Gadot is the perfect Wonder Woman
- JCEOWOODARD: I truly enjoyed Wonder Woman after Diana’s BvS intro with that amazing theme music.
I was disappointed Diana didn’t have the bullets and bracelets contest to return Steve to Man’s World.
Director Patty Jenkins must have watched Justice League the animated series because Diana stole her costume in that episode.
I read moviegoers review the 3rd act as a heavy CGI fest but but butt Diana’s a demi god fighting Ares,the God of War certainly they wouldn’t be mimicking a Saturday morning WWE wrestling match.
Traveling by ship instead of invisible plane was another missed opportunity to stay true to the CB.
The Themyscria healing waters was okay I would have liked the Purple Healing Ray – but but butt Director Patty Jenkins kept with the au naturel order of Mother Earth no guns, no electricity, no meat/fish only fruits and vegetables honouring the harvest goddess.
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