Wonder Woman

Action,Adventure

Gal Gadot is the titular heroine in DC's blockbusting superhero reboot Discuss this article

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So here it finally is, and it’s the real deal. Wonder Woman is a rollicking action-adventure in the tradition of Indiana Jones, with a fully functioning sense of humour and hands down the year’s most lip-smackingly evil baddie.

It has a wobbly opening on a women-only island where hot chicks in fabulous Ancient Greek sandals appear to have wandered in from a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign. The plot, too, is functional. But, unlike Batman, Wonder Woman (a terrific Gal Gadot) is not plagued by doomy angst. She’s good and kind, with a strong moral compass. A complex female character? Not exactly. But Gadot (who is ex-army and knows her way round a fight sequence) never once lets her become bland and simpering.

This is an origin story that’s a million miles from the moody dull-fest of Batman v Superman. Director Patty Jenkins lets the sunshine in. The punch-up at the end drags a bit, but the whole thing is carried along by charm and humour. The fish-out-of-water scenes as Wonder Woman arrives on Earth are hilarious. In London, she asks Pine’s loyal PA what a secretary does, and is horrified by the answer: “Where I’m from that’s called slavery.”

The bottom line
It’s okay, DC universe. Woman Woman is here.

By Cath Clarke
Time Out Doha,

Wonder Woman

  • Duration: 141
  • Released: Thu, 25 May
  • Language: English
  • Director: Patty Jenkins
  • Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright

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