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Mikel Midnight

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Gareth Dugdale

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Subj: Re: The Film
Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 at 01:06:45 pm EDT (Viewed 219 times)
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Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 at 05:57:59 pm EDT (Viewed 321 times)

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Seen it. It's good. Gal Gadot just is WW. The are a number of cliches and a plot twist that you can see coming from very early on but they don't hamper it. A DC adaptation that you can see without your hands in front of your eyes.

I'm reminded how culturally out of touch I am, even among my Fb friends, by failing to rave about the new Wonder Woman movie. There were, make no mind, a lot of things I liked about it, but:

(a) they went to a lot of trouble (for various reason) to have the movie in WWI rather than WWII ... but then filled it with tropes that evoked a WWII setting.

(b) they undermined the characters true, philosophical underpinning -and- introduced some conceptual incoherence by having her defeat the GOD OF WAR by PUNCHING HIM IN THE FACE. That makes no sense to me. I even enjoyed the battlefield scenes but having the climax be yet another sfx-filled otp fight scene made it tedious for me.

Also, while I don't care about the divergences from classic WW comics, I do personally miss the idea that contemporary Amazons did in fact have technology and used to play 'bullets and bracelets' for sport.

Why have a whole conversation about what a good dancer Diana is but not have a single sequence with an Amazon dancing?

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