So in the current era where the media and Hollywood really try to give us more movies with female main characters, Wonder Woman is for me the main and only example of how to get it right. How ? Simple. Actual character development through a good story and good writing and likable side characters which are enjoyable to watch online. Especially Steve Trevor played by Chris Pine. The visuals are great (although at the end I question the CGI for Ares) but the reason I’m giving it only 4 stars is because the villains are nothing to write home about.
Overall the full movie is really good. First two acts were as solid as it gets. It has lots of impact full meaning, organic feminist backgrounds, comic accurate depiction of WW, and gladly say honored what WW has given us for the past 80 years. GG rocked the role, Chris Pine was great as Steve Trevor, everyone were just so perfectly placed in this film. A sore problem though, the end of the third act failed to complete the internal arc of WW by throwing in Ares, whom I know is who she fights in the comics but for the sake of Story
The fight scenes are really cool, and they effortlessly walk a narrow line between the sexes. There really aren’t many (any?) pandering shots of the title character, but they also don’t fall prey to a feminist ideology. They did their heavy lifting early so some lines later on that could have come off as cheesy end up being actually meaningful. It’s refreshingly fun and honest, definitely the best DC movie in the past 9 years. At last don’t forget to free download Justice League (2017) which is direct sequel of this movie.
Felt surprisingly short and as if it could have covered more. Admittedly I have never been a fan or followed Whitney's career, so I knew next to nothing about her anyhow, aside from the hits and the drug abuse, marriage to Bobby Brown etc. I am assuming most interested in this would probably go into it with a bit more background than I did. I did get the impression of a slightly sad, insecure woman, which isn't at all what I would have pictured. Focuses more on the personal than the music, which I appreciated, but still could have gone a bit deeper.
User 2 Review:
This was a good attempt to tell the story of Whitney Houston and her tragic demise. Whilst it is certainly a treat for Broomfield to show us the unseen footage from Whitney's 1999 tour, there seems to be an over-reliance on the footage that a lot seems to get missed out. The unseen footage is nice but it is the "seen" footage which truly makes Whitney Houston iconic and more of that could have been used to make this documentary film more compelling. The lack of interviewees was also disappointing. Where is Clive Davis, Cissy Houston and Bobby Brown and Robyn? Their absences were disappointing but the film moves on anyways but it never really elevates to the same standard as Amy or Don't Look Back. It's a shame but this shouldn't deter fans from viewing Broomfield's efforts. Just don't set your hopes too high.
User 3 Review:
When you look at it, this movie has everything to be good. It has a good soundtrack, the best CGI I have ever seen, great action scenes, great actors/acting, great voice-overs,... But what made this movie so bland and dumb, was the writing. Without a good story, withour good writing this movie is nothing more then pointless shooting and explosions. It had great potential when you look at it, but they should have put someone else in the directing seat. Someone that cares about a good story with the best action scenes. It's a bloody shame that Michael Bay stayed for as long as he had.