Wonder Woman

A woman with whirlwind talent for heroics bursts her way into the DC film franchise.

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Born and raised by the Amazons on an island invisible to man, a young woman, Diana, learns of her talents and origins as she develops into a courageous woman ready to stand up for a world who is seemingly undeserving of her powers.

Gal Gadot heads up the casting as Wonder Woman and does an exceptionally elegant job of showcasing the characters uncompromising strength, coupled with her emotional fragility throughout the film. It is with a breath of fresh air that Gadot injects the modern woman into a formally token female superhero.

The resilience of the character throughout the plot enables the film to keep a pace with which an audience becomes absorbed; from the origins of the character to the break-out of her instinctive heroics, DC have finally managed to successfully adapt a character from page to screen without too much devastation.

Whilst the film is by no means perfect, I’m looking at you special effects team, it is certainly a step in the right direction for DC and gives fans hope for the forthcoming films expected later this year.

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Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice

One man, two aliens; no it’s not a weird pornography movie, it’s DC’s latest attempt at a superhero movie.

I say ‘attempt’, because quite frankly it is underwhelming. 

Sure, they’ve stuck a new guy in the bat suit, but that just isn’t enough. Don’t get me wrong, Ben Affleck gave it a good shot, but Christian Bales shoes are big ones to fill.

When two franchises collide, it needs to be effortlessly executed. Did DC triumph in this area? Absolutely not. 

But it’s not all bad, the special effects, whilst potentially overcompensating for a rubbish storyline, were definitely a delight to behold; I mean, who doesn’t love an explosion or two?

Morale of this story; DC need to spend more time in pre-production, and less time with the stunts department.