By Livia Peterson
The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) consists of “Man of Steel” (2013), “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016), “Suicide Squad” (2016), and “Wonder Woman” (2017) thus far. “Man of Steel” is fine; however, “Batman v Superman” and “Suicide Squad” were two of the worst films released during the 2016. I have good news to tell you, my lovely readers – the DCEU has redeemed themselves with their latest film, “Wonder Woman”.
Based on characters created by William Moulton Marston, Diana Prince also known as Wonder Woman (An utterly brilliant Gal Gadot) prepares to be an Amazonian warrior and departs home to confront World War One with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine, in an underwhelming turn). Meanwhile, Diana discovers her capabilities and destiny.
Ms. Gadot is genuinely badass here. You may feel enlightened and empowered for the complete duration, especially if you’re a woman. Diana is fierce, determined, and does not require a man to rescue her in the process. Director Patty Jenkins’ feminist voice elated me from the start to finish. Unlike “Ghostbusters” (2016), you actually recognize mainstream fare is slowly attempting to allow the feminine voice to be heard once and for all here.
Despite the tried and true origin narrative and typical villain, “Wonder Woman” is a miracle. Men may be dominant everywhere, but women are strong, not weak the world of Diana Prince. She sticks up for herself and inspires you to be able to do the same. We can be our own superhero, ladies. Don’t allow the men underestimate you.
Marvel is indeed the top tier superhero film studio and yet, DCEU proved redemption is the key to success. I am ready for “Justice League” (2017). B+