Review : Wonder Woman

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“Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.”

So just for full disclosure, I’ve had Wonder Woman’s theme as my phone ring tone, for like a year now, needless to say I have been nothing but super hyped waiting for this movie, and my expectations were super high. All that being said, this movie is pretty awesome. Gal Gadot, is honestly the greatest incarnation of the character we have ever gotten, and she brings everything to the role. She’s absolutely stunning, she brings the physicality, and she does excellent at playing both the strong, soft, and funny moments. However, she does have some help in here in a fantastically played secondary character in Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor. The two had a great chemistry and they played extremely well off of each other, especially in the softer more quiet moments in here. And even for all the great action in here, a lot of the best scene are honestly these soft, quiet, and subtle scenes between Chris and Gal (and some others with the other supporting cast). Like I said before though, the action in this movie is here, and its very well done. The film itself is also absolutely stunning when it needs and wants to be, doing a great job at juxtaposing the colour and vibrance of places like Themyscira, against the drab and dull world of man and of war. Wonder Woman is truly a film firing on all cylinders here, from acting, to action, and everything in-between. All in all, I think this movie will be a bit of a game changer, and come Monday, will likely be the most successful female directed and lead film we’ve ever seen. Go see it right now!

Review Score : 9 out of 10

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Hell or High Water:

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Hell or High Water tells the tale of a pair of brothers who seek to find their own form or righteousness and justice in an unfair world. They try to parlay the hand they have been dealt in life into a new life, maybe not for them, but for their loved ones by robbing banks, but robbing them with a plan. The plan and hopefully some luck on their side they set off on an irreversible journey that they must see through to the end.

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The movie itself while can be seen a traditional bank robber story, also adds layers to its narrative and story telling that seek to further muddle the line between right and wrong, between bad and good. The brothers themselves seem also polar opposites of each other, but really they have similar ideals, just very different ways of solving their problems. We also get an added layer this story from the law enforcement perspective, as well as the average mans’.

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This is in general a more quiet film, that chooses to spend more time on the moments between the action, to further develop the relationships between characters. It’s set in Texas and it does a very good job of making you feel apart of that community, deepening the the connection we feel with these characters. It is a relatively small story, and the movie does a good job of making it feel small when it needs to, and a bit larger when that benefits the story.

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With some really great acting on all sides here, and a plot that really makes this movie more than winners and losers, Hell or High Water a very well crafted movie. It paced well enough that the minute it would seem to get too slow it picks back up, and its also short enough that it doesn’t seem like the movie is dragging on and on. If you’re a fan of a good old bank robbery, or dramas with a cowboy flair, you can’t go wrong giving this movie a watch.