Wonder Woman Review
2 June 2017
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
is a pocket watch, adapted with a leather case to be worn on the wrist. Pocket watches were the norm at the time (they were usually worn on a chain), but they proved to be impractical in front line action. Because timing was critical for coordinating large-scale action (such as the use of infantry maneuvers in conjunction with artillery barrages), soldiers began wearing timepieces on their wrists. This fashion spread to civilians after the war and adapted pocket watches into wristwatches, which became as the preferred fashion of timepieces in the 20th century.
The scenes of Themyscira were..
shot in Southern Italy, on the Amalfi Coast. Production designer Aline Bonetto said the location was perfect: “Italy had beautiful weather, a beautiful blue-green sea, not too much tide, not too much wave.”
Every design decision made for Themyscira..
came down to director Patty Jenkins and designer Lindy Hemming asking, “How would women want to live that’s badass?” Hemming crafted a look to show off the Amazons’ ripped shoulders and toned legs, emphasized by wrist braces and heeled sandals, because, Jenkins explained, “As a woman, I want Wonder Woman to fight and look great at the same time. In my opinion, this means she has really long legs.”
Steve and Diana first met in..
In the comics, Steve Trevor and Diana met in the Second World War (1939-45). However, in the film, they meet in the First World War (1914-18). The change in World Wars was made because the filmmakers thought that era was more suitable: “World War I was the first time that civilization as we know it was finding its roots, but it’s not something that we really know the history of. In this world, there are questions about women’s rights, about a mechanized war where you don’t see who you are killing. It’s such an interesting time.”
After 12 years
This is the first female-dominant superhero film in twelve years since Elektra (2005).
Wonder Woman’s Alias
In the comics, Wonder Woman got the alias Diana Prince during World War II from a U.S. Army nurse who was very similar in appearance to her and from whom she bought her credentials and name. In this movie, while she is posing as Steve Trevor’s secretary, he interrupts her introduction of “I am Diana, Princess of…” and re-christens her as “Prince. Diana Prince”.
The scene where Diana eats ice cream..
for the first time and praises the vendor is an event from the “New 52” DC Comics (2011).
Steve Trevor sarcastically refers to Diana’s island home of Themyscira as “Paradise Island.” However, this is a nod to the original name for Wonder Woman’s homeland (the island of Amazons) in the comics. In the 1980s, the name of the Amazon Island was changed to Themyscira when comic book writers (George Perez specifically) updated and revamped the character. It has been referred to as Themyscira in all Wonder Woman media since then. Steve Trevor’s sarcastic remark was actually written in to nod to fans who would remember the old name (which was used in the television show, as well as comics pre-dating the 80s).
Character of General Ludendorff
General Ludendorff was a real person and he was as ruthless as his movie counterpart. As supreme commander of the German forces, he authorized the use of mustard gas, a corrosive agent that could quite literally melt tissue, and that depending on the exposure would inflict temporary or permanent blindness, lasting damage to lungs and an extremely painful death. With the armistice, Ludendorff later supported Adolf Hitler’s failed coup and the Nazi regime.
Plan of Ares
The god of war Ares’ desire is to kill everyone. In the comics, he stopped this plan because Wonder Woman pointed out it would destroy him: no more people to make war meant no more war and no more Ares. In the film, he is a more spiteful character and envious of humanity, and he has a future beyond the destruction.
The horse-whipping scene
..in the movie was shot after principal photography was completed. Director Patty Jenkins thought that the scenes where Diana approached the battlefront lacked tension, so added the scene to have Diana witness some brutality.
Wonder Woman is the first film in the DC Extended Universe to receive worldwide critical acclaim.
RT/Meta Critic Review
Born to play the role of “Wonder Woman”, Gadot proves that women can be fierce and loyal, as well as empathetic, in director Patty Jenkins’ epic, satisfying origin story.