Director: Patty Jenkins. Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, David Thewlis. 141 min. Rated PG-13. USA/China/Hong Kong. Action/Fantasy.
Going in to watch the "first major female superhero movie", I was hoping to see one thing: a superhero whose superpowers were rooted in her femininity, not some macho masculinity. To that end, Wonder Woman delivers entirely. From the elegance and nobility Gal Gadot portrays in her robes (overshadowing Lynda Carter), to how the heroine compliments an ice-cream vendor ("You should be very proud ..."), to her final message of why humankind deserves survival (while beating the crap out of WWI Germans), this is a role no man could succeed at. Handing this to a female director was the right decision.