Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny. -WWW
Patty Jenkins (updated with this link 6-4-2017)
Screenplay by Allan Heinberg
Based on Wonder Woman by William Moulton Marston
- Unless you love reading who did this and that, I think I should tell you that after the "flashbacks" after the movie ends, there's no trailer or teaser after the credits, so don't wait up(a kid complained to his dad that staying there was such a waste of time). They do show the Justice League trailer BEFORE showing the movie.
- All photographs in this blog entry are from Google Images
Watching Wonder Woman twice made me appreciate it more. I loved it the first time when I watched it with my family on opening day then loved it even more when I watched it with my amazing friends.
Gal Gadot thankfully did not disappoint in her depiction of Diana. Some are questioning her being "created" by Zeus instead of Jupiter, so I'll tell you this. There's an Artemis in Themiscyra, but she's not the god/goddess named Artemis. Themiscyra(Paradise Island located somewhere in this planet) is the "bridge" of all knowledge, of everything and everyone, so even if Diana is the name of a Roman god/goddess, Diana is not "that" god or goddess.
Gal Gadot, at times, looks like Lynda Carter and she could pass as her daughter. I know I'm not the only one who noticed that. ;-)
This reboot is perfect for our times. Since she met Steve Trevor ages ago where she was his "very good" secretary(Lynda Carter's secret identity), a lot of people are wondering if this time she'll end up with Bruce Wayne and if Bruce Wayne would provide the invisible jet because his super power is his being rich. :-p Some editions made her Superman's girl, but Lois is still in the Justice League movie. I don't think she and Aquaman would hit it off in this version...but then again, the Black Widow and The Hulk...wait, that's another "universe" altogether. :-p
I love almost everything. Of course, I don't like the stuff about war, but war is existent even now. I also do not like the part where mankind was created by Zeus, but the "world" ended up being godless or with a bad god---so what's the difference between god and the devil then? At least when Emre was ousted in Devas(LOL---why am I talking about Encantadia?) it was explained that there's a higher power, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Almighty God, the God of all gods!
Chris Pine was extra appealing and endearing here as the Yankee Saviour and "first love" of Diana, Princess of the Amazons.
Robin Wright is amazing here. Her moves, her agility and physique made her perfect as General Antiope.
Connie Nielsen is tough and beautiful as Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons.
Said Taghmaoui looked a bit like Sammy Davis Jr. Probably that's why he asked to be called "Sammy"(his character's name is Sameer). He is a good actor indeed.
Elena Anaya(Dr. Poison) is a natural.
David Thewlis(Sir Patrick) is annoyingly good.
Danny Huston(General Erich Ludendorff) never disappoints...well, that's my opinion.
Ewen Bremmer(Charlie) is versatile.
Lucy Davis(Etta Candy) is funny...yes, another natural.
Eugene Brave Rock(Chief), I salute you!
Patty Jenkins, I can't wait to see more of your work.
Kudos to the cast and crew!
From Wikipedia(with spoilers):
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman; Emily Carey portrays the young Diana:
The immortal, 5000 year old Amazon princess, daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus, and the half-sister of Ares. Gadot described her character as having "many strengths and powers, but at the end of the day she's a woman with a lot of emotional intelligence". As to how her character is different from her appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gadot said "We go back 100 years to when she's more naive", further explaining, "She's this young idealist. She's pure. Very different to the experienced, super-confident, grown-up woman you've seen". Gadot underwent a diet and training regimen, practiced different martial arts and gained 17 pounds of muscle for the role. Élodie Yung and Olga Kurylenko had also auditioned for the role. Gadot was previously offered a role in Man of Steel, which she declined because she was pregnant at the time; this allowed her to later be cast as Wonder Woman in the film's follow-up. Gadot signed a three-picture deal and debuted in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Chris Pine as Steve Trevor:
A captain from the United States Army Air Service who is the love interest of Diana Prince. Pine described his character as a "rogue-ish, cynical realist who's seen the awful brutish nature of modern civilization" and added that he is a "worldly guy, a charming guy". Pine signed a multi-picture deal(Hmm...does this mean he will appear in one of the franchises? A modern day Steve Trevor? Or a reincarnation, perhaps?).
Robin Wright as General Antiope: The sister of Hippolyta and Diana's aunt.
Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff: An ambitious and iron fisted general of the German Army during World War I.
David Thewlis as Ares: The treacherous son of Zeus and half-brother of Diana, based on the Greek mythological god of War, who masquerades as Sir Patrick Morgan, a speaker for peace on the Imperial War Cabinet, as part of his deceptive master plan of conquest and destruction.
Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta: The Amazon queen of Themyscira and Diana's mother. Nicole Kidman was in negotiations for the role but was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with Big Little Lies. Previously, Nielsen had been considered for the role of Superman's mother, Lara Lor-Van, in Man of Steel.
Elena Anaya as Doctor Isabel Maru / Doctor Poison: A mad scientist who is associated with General Ludendorff and specializes in chemistry such as poisons.
Lucy Davis as Etta Candy: Steve Trevor's comical, loyal, and friendly secretary who befriends Diana.
Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer: A secret agent who is a master of disguise, an ally of Steve Trevor.
Ewen Bremner as Charlie: A heavy-drinking Scottish sharpshooter, who has already had a tour of duty and has post-traumatic stress disorder; an ally of Steve Trevor.
Eugene Brave Rock as Chief: An opportunist who trades with both sides of the war and knows how to get people across the front lines.
In addition, Lisa Loven Kongsli portrays Menalippe, Antiope's lieutenant.
Mayling Ng, Florence Kasumba, Madeleine Vall Beijner and boxer Ann Wolfe play additional Amazons, Orana, Senator Acantha, Egeria, and Artemis, respectively.
Dutch model Doutzen Kroes portrays the Amazon Venelia. Samantha Jo, who played Car-Vex in Man of Steel, was cast as Euboea.