Sep
20
2017

The ‘Wonder Woman’ Honest Trailer.

Honest Trailers gave Wonder Woman a fair assessment, I think.

They liked it and the main characters a good deal, and gave it good marks while still noting the essential goofiness of the villains*, observing that the geopolitical situation in World War I was a good deal more complex and nuanced than portrayed, and pointing out that the expectations for this movie were not so much low as they were embedded in the basement’s concrete floor. One guy on their commentary on the film noted that Wonder Woman was a great DC movie, a good superhero movie, and a fine movie in general; I liked the movie a bit better than that, mostly because I enjoy big superhero-supervillain battles, but I can agree with the general sentiment.

Also, the point made in the trailer is correct: Gal Gadot is hot.  Ridiculously, magnificently, almost impossibly hot. It’s not even close to the only reason why Wonder Woman was a fun flick to watch, but there’s just something about a woman who can snap a rifle in two by breaking it on her spine.

Moe Lane

*When it comes to excellent supervillains in comic book movies, I’ve got… the Tom Hiddleston Loki, the Hugo Weaving Red Skull, the Heath Ledger Joker, and the Kevin Spacey Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman technically qualifies, but only in the context of the Christopher Reeves Superman and Superman 2 movies**).  Nobody else really makes it onto my list, although Liam Neeson’s Ras al-Ghul comes close. And, yeah, I’m marking Weaving above Neeson.

**We will not speak of anything between Superman 2 and Superman Returns.

8 Comments

  • Brian Swisher says:

    For God’s sake, Moe, Michael Keaton’s Vulture isn’t on your list?

    • BigFire says:

      Keaton’s Vulture is one of the more understandable comic villain ever on screen. He just wants what he really deserved and to provide for his family. He treats his employees well, but will not tolerate dissent (witness the showboat Shocker #1 who unwisely threaten his family). And he won’t sell out his enemy just to score brownie point when his enemy is honorable to him.

      • bensdad00 says:

        Hear hear on The Vulture. Also, far to much of the praise for WW is ginned up from the reboot Ghostbusters school of ‘All things girl MUST be great’. As Moe noted WW was enjoyable, but I’d go further and say by December it might not even be in that top 5 superhero movies of the year – I already enjoyed Guardians 2, Spiderman, and Lego Batman more, expect Thor 3 to be better, and wouldn’t be surprised if Justice League was.

        • Moe_Lane says:

          I dunno. A lot of women who I know and respect, starting with my wife, had enough of a genuine positive and almost emotionally overwhelming response to WW that I’m prepared to believe that I didn’t personally get the full effect. I figure that it’s safe in the top 5, although I rather badly want Thor 3 to work as a superhero buddy comedy flick.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Michael Keaton’s Vulture isn’t evil enough to be a top-level supervillain. He’s almost as evil as Loki, who is the least villainous one on my list*, but he’s hampered by the fact that Stark Enterprises were genuinely jackwagons to him, he’s not trying to take over the world, and the entire ‘show honor to an honorable foe’ thing. I felt *bad* when the Vulture went to jail.

      *The megalomania keeps Loki on the list.

  • junior says:

    I’m guessing you thought Nicholson’s Joker was too over the top?

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