REVIEW: WONDER WOMAN
OVERVIEW: Celebrate the wonder when “Wonder Woman” arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Gal Gadot returns as the DC Super Hero in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (“Monster,” AMC’s “The Killing”).
The Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, and Blu-ray Combo Pack will include an all-new bonus scene never before seen in theaters.
“Wonder Woman” will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. The Ultra HD Blu-ray features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc also featuring the theatrical version. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition and hi-definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack will include a digital version of the movie with UltraViolet.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
Steve Trevor: Have you never met a man before? What about your father?
I have no father. I was brought to life by Zeus.
Awesome! Totally awesome! It would have to take someone of a divine nature to revitalize the much criticized DC cinematic universe. Movie goers and DC fans, I think we have it, finally and it's about time. Not that I thought DC was doing that bad, I mean I still enjoyed their movies up to now even if the popular vote might not have been in their favor. But this here film is arguably the best one yet, and I believe the popular vote will agree. The funny thing is that in a male dominated world of superheroes, it's a heroine that saves the day for DC in the theater. Now we're really getting somewhere. The movie has it all and well done too. The mythology makes it interesting, the cinematography makes it breathtaking (and so does Gal Gadot, but we'll get to her in just a bit), the special effects make it amazing, and the music makes it powerful. The movie is sexy for guys and gals, it is funny in just the right amounts, it is dramatic, there is a love story in the midst, and most importantly it is inspiring. The storyline is actually quite simple and straightforward, it's the presentation that is sharp.
Queen Hippolyta: You have been my greatest love. Be careful, Diana. They do not deserve you.
We have a mission! We can't save everyone in this war! It's not what we are here to do!
Diana Prince: You're right... But it's what *I* am here to do!
Ah the Amazons, as beautiful and stunning as they are strong and deadly. Diana (Wonder Woman a.k.a. Gal Gadot) is the daughter of the Queen of this group of warriors. Her drive to defend life and fight for those that can't fight for themselves is commendable but is it realistic in this world? She is too stubborn to be stopped or unmotivated. Talk about the right time for the outside world to meet this fascinating creature. Our backdrop is World War I and she must hit the ground running. The cast of this adventure is pretty well stocked. Chris Pine as Steve Trevor was good but of course overshadowed by Gal (we'll get to her in a sec). Connie Nielsen still looking like a classic beauty as always commands your attention whenever she is on screen, a good choice for the Queen. Robin Wright was an interesting choice as the Queen's sister and General to the Amazon warriors. She actually nailed her role and was quite believable. I can continue to name drop, like Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Said Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner, and on and on and on. I mean wow, what a cast and they all delivered. And now, finally, the star of this show, Gal Gadot. I remember first seeing her in the Fast & Furious series and thought, “yeah she's okay”. When I first heard that she was chosen to be Wonder Woman I was skeptical to say the least. "Really, her? She's too skinny, not very intimidating, not very popular cinematically, and not that attractive" (I grew up with Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman so whoever plays the role must be stunning). "She's going to be the next big time female action star?" Gal, my complete apology for all of that. Not only is she exotically and incredibly beautiful (perfect combo for Wonder Woman), her performance is just as good, she is very intimidating, and in summary, she IS our new Wonder Woman. I realize she was first seen in Batman vs. Superman but she was shadowed by the epicness of that film. She did well there but this film totally solidifies her and confirms that she is the right woman for the job. These are big shoes to fill and she did it. For those of you that think that the DC cinematic universe was in turmoil, you just might leave this film thinking that Gal Gadot and this Wonder Woman flick has single handedly saved it. Being a huge Marvel fan myself, I have to share that this film is very Captain America-ish, the first one of course. Lots of similarities and I gave that film a 5 star rating as well. The icing on the cake for this power to the women film, the Director is Patty Jenkins who also directed Monster. For this being only her second major motion picture direction, kudos to you Patty. Any and all superhero fans, this is a must see.
By Cine Marcos
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Master Audio in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes
English and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English DTS Master Audio 5.1.
English SDH, Spanish
Epilogue: Etta’s Mission
- Etta Candy gets the boys back together for a secret
mission that could impact humanity’s future.
Crafting the Wonder -
Wonder Woman finally comes to life in her first,
breathtaking solo film. Explore the journey to create an
adventure worthy of DC’s greatest warrior.
A Director’s Vision: Themyscira:
The Hidden Island
A Director’s Vision: Beach
A Director’s Vision: A
Photograph Through Time
A Director’s Vision: Diana in
the Modern World
A Director’s Vision: Wonder
Woman at War
Join director Patty Jenkins as she
takes you on an exclusive journey through “Wonder Woman’s”
most pivotal and exciting moments
Warriors of Wonder Woman - Witness the creation
of the Amazon army as the women of “Wonder Woman”
transform emotionally and physically into the world’s most
powerful and heroic warriors.
The Trinity - Filmmakers and comic book
creators explore the legend of Wonder Woman and how she
stands shoulder to shoulder with Superman and Batman to
create the pillars of the DC Universe.
The Wonder Behind the Camera - Meet the women
behind the wonder as they welcome a group of aspiring
filmmakers on set for an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime
Finding the Wonder Woman Within - Feel the
power of Wonder Woman as award-winning poets and inspiring
public figures reveal the impact and importance of DC’s