Friday Flicks: Wonder Woman

The Morning Show

Film critic Chuck Koplinksi joins The Morning Show for this week’s Friday Flicks and is reviewing the most anticipated movie of the summer thus far, Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman (Starts Friday) Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot (Chris Pine) 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.  Patty Jenkins’ origin story of the Amazonian warrior is a rousing and inspiring entry in the superhero canon and the best adaptation of a DC Comics character since Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy.  Gadot is perfectly cast and completely winning in the title role, bringing to life this embodiment of hope in a sincere, believable manner.  Only a weakly realized villain and a prolonged third act prevents this from achieving perfection. 3 ½ Stars (Chuck Koplinski) Rated PG-13. 144 minutes. AMC-C, AMC-D, HAR, SAV.

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