Movies Watched -- Wonder Woman (2017)

Added on by C. Maoxian.

141 minutes with 10 minutes of end credits which means that it's only 30 to 40 minutes too long. The trouble is the backstory takes a good 30+ minutes, the whole Princess Diana of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta thing. There are so many of these comic book superhero movies now because Gen-X has taken power from the dying Baby Boomers, and these are the movies Gen-X wants. The formula is to lighten the ultra-violence with some comedy (including a big dick joke), and it largely works here.

Gal Gadot, wow, talk about the ultimate Jewish Princess. She's amazing -- tall, beautiful, great bod, sexy non-native English speaker accent. I could just watch here alone on screen for 141 minutes. Evil Germans ... who tires of German villains? Dr. Maru's face mask was well done. Matt Damon-ish guy playing the American hero (the Americans are always heroes). Hollywood movie so they throw in an Injun, a Moroccan (with fez!), and a goofy Scotsman (with kilt!) for the Sesame Street PC thing. 

It wasn't terrible, but it was just so long, and filled with CGI bullshit that I hate (looks more like a videogame at times than a movie), and the formula is tired. I can't recommend this, other than just watching it for Gal Gadot, who definitely deserves your very close attention. Yellow rating at best.

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