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Kev Agent of The Shadow

Location: Fair Oaks CA aka Rivendell
Member Since: Tue Jun 01, 2004
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Mikel Midnight

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 1,408
Subj: Re: The Film
Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 at 08:36:03 pm EDT (Viewed 154 times)
Reply Subj: Re: The Film
Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 at 01:06:45 pm EDT (Viewed 215 times)

    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?

You're not alone, I found it merely "ok".

Loved: The Pine/Gadot performances and interaction. It is the highlight of the movie. Liberated Woman interacting with the Turn of Century male dominated world - excellent choice to make the setting 1918.

Hated: The slow motion CGI action scenes with ponderous music. The final battle between Ares and WW was every bit as thrilling as the Superman vs the giant metal tentacles in Man of Steel.

KATS latest read: The Song of Opar by Jim Malachowski
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