Flaws? A few of the visually darker scenes were hard to make out action. Black costumes and night make that inevitable, I suppose. There were a few scenes cut I am told that might have given you a better view of personal relationships, but that's speculation. And this is probably just me, but with a bevy of beautiful shaven headed warrior women, I lost track of who was who a few times. ( where I think a few more minutes to distinguish between them would be helpful, the scenes I was told were cut ) I suspect a second viewing would help.
Pros. Impressive villains, a Marvel weakness at times. Great performances, and you get the motives, not just "I Will Kill You" yelling.
Well done character arc. Good acting all around. And some great actors, established and new.
Humor, drama, and action well proportioned and with no "where did that come from?" moments. No left field action filler scenes, a problem with some films. The Casino arc in the latest Star Wars movie comes to mind.
2 Post credit scenes, both after the flashy graphics credits, and after the regular black and white credits at the end. Both worth the wait. It's a Marvel Movie and no non-idiot is standing up to leave until the very end anyway, so relax & enjoy.
Over all Thumbs up. I'm not ready to call it the Best Marvel MCU film, but it's up there. I have no doubt I'll see it again, and the DVD will be on my shelf when it's available.
It's not African-American films we want to see. Not Italian films. Not British films. No. No. No.
It's great films.
We want Boyz in the hood, and Finest Hour and Wonder Woman and Black Panther.
We want people growing. Fighting for something. We want to live for a brief time in London, Wakanda, Themyscira, Asgard, LA. And believe it.
I find it amazing that the studio heads didn't understand why Wonder Woman had the no man's land scene. Yes, it's short, undoubtedly cost a lot per second of screen time, and it's a bit jarring in mood.
It's the pivot point of the story. The moment when the idealistic girl steps into her Princess self. Not cups of tea royalty. The heir to the crown of the greatest warriors in history. The woman who CAN cross no man's land and Does.
It's also the Costume Reveal. The turning point of an Action movie. For Diana, the time of waiting is Over. The gloves are off. The damage begins.
I have to conclude studio heads don't understand the customer. And they don't get that we want authenticity.
The divisions in their market are in their heads. Not ours.
I didn't see them either. It's been years since I saw more than 2-3 Oscar pics. Partly because I don't bother to go to the theater unless it's a special effects or grand vista film. ( did The Phantom Thread show asteroid strikes on Paris? Did I miss the great western this year too? )
I actually think it a good thing that the artistic elite consider superhero movies beneath them. Or we'd get films that make the DC brooding dark conflicted whiny hero movies look like optimistic musicals.
Even they noticed that fewer people pay to see crazy fashion designers than Winston Churchill.
2017 was a really good year for superhero movies. Logan, Wonder Woman, Thor Ragnarok, Spiderman Homecoming. .... 4 movies that I would argue were the best movies, no matter the genre, last year.
2018 started with a bang. Here's hope for another year of great films.
Awards I'd have loved to see include Patrick Stewart best supporting actor. Patty Jenkins best director. Dafne Keen & Tessa Thompson in a tie for best supporting actress. Imagine that acceptance speech. "Our characters are the most dangerous here this year. Girls rule!"
Politics in movies.... just makes audiences want to stay away.
I'm planning on seeing Wrinkle In Time soon, since the book is a true classic. It was the introduction to science fiction for many children, and a deep philosophical story about faith, truth, and conformity.
If I don't like it, it sure won't be because some guy I've never met has more melanin than me. It might be I enjoy it despite the purging of Christian thought.... After all that worked out so well for... the Third Reich.