Monday, July 31, 2017

Wonder Woman 2017


Released Year: 2017
Directed by Patty Jenkins

Casted by:
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
Chris Pine as Steve Trevor
Robin Wright as Antiope
Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff
David Thewlis as Ares
Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta
Elena Anaya as Isabel Maru / Doctor Poison
Lucy Davis as Etta Candy
Saïd Taghmaoui as Sameer
Ewen Bremner as Charlie
Eugene Brave Rock as Chief Napi
Lisa Loven Kongsli as Menalippe
 Story:
In present-day Paris, Diana Prince receives a photographic plate of her during World War I, which prompts her to recall her past. The daughter of Queen Hippolyta, Diana was raised on the hidden island of Themyscira, home to the Amazonian race of warrior women created by Zeus to protect mankind. As a young child, Diana wants nothing more than to train like the rest of her people. Hippolyta shares the Amazonian history with Diana, including how Ares became jealous of mankind and worked to orchestrate its destruction. When the rest of the gods from Mount Olympus attempt to stop him, Ares kills all but Zeus, who manages to hurt Ares enough to force a retreat. Zeus leaves the Amazons a weapon, the "Godkiller", in case Ares should ever return.

Initially forbidding Diana to train, Hippolyta agrees to allow her sister Antiope to train Diana, so long as she trains her harder than any other warrior in the army. As a young woman in 1918, Diana rescues American pilot Captain Steve Trevor after his plane crashes off Themyscira's coast. The island is soon invaded by a German cruiser pursuing Trevor. The Amazons engage and kill all of the German sailors, but Antiope sacrifices herself to save Diana. Interrogated with the Lasso of Hestia, Trevor reveals that a war is raging in the outside world, and that he is an Allied spy. He has stolen a notebook with valuable information from the Spanish chief chemist Isabel Maru, who is attempting to engineer a deadlier form of mustard gas under the orders of General Erich Ludendorff from a weapons facility in the Ottoman Empire. Believing Ares is responsible for the war, Diana arms herself with the "Godkiller" sword, the Lasso of Hestia, and armor before leaving Themyscira with Trevor to find and destroy Ares.

When the two arrive in London, they deliver Maru's notebook to the Supreme War Council, including Sir Patrick Morgan, who is trying to negotiate an armistice with Germany. Diana translates Maru's notes and reveals that the Germans plan to release the deadly gas at the warfront. Although forbidden by his commanders to act, Trevor, with secret funding from Morgan, recruits spy Sameer, marksman Charlie, and smuggler Chief to help prevent the gas from being released. When the team reaches the Western Front in Belgium, they are halted by the enemy lines. Diana pushes alone through no man's land and rallies the Allied forces behind her to liberate the village of Veld. The team briefly celebrates, while Diana and Trevor grow closer romantically.

The team learns a gala will be held at the nearby German High Command. Trevor and Diana each infiltrate the party, he intending to locate the gas and destroy it, she intending to kill Ludendorff, believing he is Ares and that killing him will end the war. Trevor stops her to avoid jeopardizing the mission. Ludendorff unleashes the gas on Veld, killing its inhabitants. Diana blames Trevor for intervening and pursues Ludendorff to a base where the gas is being loaded into a bomber aircraft bound for London. Diana fights and kills Ludendorff but is confused when his death does not stop the war.

Morgan appears, revealing himself as Ares and tells Diana that although he has subtly given humans ideas and inspirations, it is ultimately their decision to cause violence as they are inherently corrupt. Ares destroys the sword, revealing Diana as the true "Godkiller", and Zeus' daughter. Ares fails to persuade Diana to help him destroy humankind to restore paradise on Earth. While the two battle, the rest of Trevor's team destroy Maru's laboratory. Trevor pilots the bomber carrying the gas to a safe altitude and detonates it, sacrificing himself in the process. Ares attempts to harness Diana's rage and grief at Trevor's death by convincing her to kill Maru, but her memories of Trevor cause her to decide that humans have good within them. She spares Maru and kills Ares.

Later in Trafalgar Square, the team celebrates the end of the war. In the present day, Diana sends an e-mail to Bruce Wayne thanking him for the photographic plate of her and Trevor, and reaffirms her mission to protect the world.
 L² Scored: 10/10

L² Comment
First of all I would like to apologize for not updating this blog such a long time. I even forgot to blog about this movie which I have watched in the cinema. Well, this movie can be said to be the first ever Wonder Woman movie that ever shown in the cinema. The 1974's Wonder Woman is a television film while 2009's Wonder Woman is an animation. 

Since 1996 when the beginning of producing the movie of Wonder Woman, many actresses have been said to be chose / cast / self-recommend to be this superhero: Sandra Bullock, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mariah Carey, Lucy Lawless "actress of Xena the Warrior Princess", Angelina Jolie & Beyonce... However, there's a lot of obstacles which has cause Wonder Woman not able to be on the cinema. Years later the beautiful Gal Gadot becomes the luckiest girl and finally crown herself in the character of Diana Prince.

I'm not really a big fans of DC and definitely i'm not familiar with Wonder Woman's background; all i know is that she's from Amazon and she's kinda the character that was created by DC to fight for market share against Captain America. The whole movie is awesome and the story flow fluently without making the audience feel sleepy (at least I feel so)... Of coz beside appearing in Batman vs Superman, Wonder Woman definitely is the one and only female superhero character in Justice League. Hopefully there will be a second movie of Wonder Woman itself, and Gal Gadot is so hot :) 

1 comment:

  1. This movie is good! Even people who didn't like DC movies like this one.

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