Wonder Woman: Bloodlines takes a melodramatic step back from the greatness of DC’s last two years of animated films. This full movie has a plenty action and a fair amount of entertainment value, but the story does not match the excellence of recent offerings. The script by Mairghread Scott looks very good to watch online. The mother, daughter, and sister dynamics explored become soap opera-esque. The villains are underdeveloped with a muddy agenda. I wanted more depth from the Villainy Inc. story line. Wonder Woman: Bloodlines is watchable in its mediocrity, but is not comparable with The Death of Superman, its sequel Reign of the Supermen, and the superb Batman: Hush.
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines begins five years in the past, before the events of Justice League: War. Fighter pilot Steve Trevor (Jeffrey Donovan) crashes into the ocean while battling Darkseid’s Parademons. Luckily, he free downloaded and crosses the magical barrier that hides the Amazon refuge of Themyscira. He’s saved by Princess Diana (Rosario Dawson), who believes it is her duty to help save the human world. Her mother, Queen Hippolyta (Cree Summer), disagrees. Diana rebels against her mother and people. She leaves with Steve Trevor and is banished from the only home she has ever known.