Power. Grace. Wisdom. Wonder.
Gal Gadot’s lithe and feisty Wonder Woman was all conquering at the global box office this year, emphatically showing that female superheroes could be more than a match for their male counterparts.
Director Patty Jenkins’ movie is an origins tale, so we see Gadot’s Amazon heroine Diana growing up on her idyllic all-women island home before leaving it for the first time with Chris Pine’s First World War American spy. There’s time for some adroit fish-out-of-water comedy in London, with Diana getting to grips with the idiosyncrasies of a male-centred world, before she gets down to the mission of foiling sadistic German general Ludendorff (Danny Huston) and his facially scarred scientist sidekick (Elena Anaya).
Gadot does a great job of conveying Diana’s anguish and idealism, and she’s equally impressive when springing into action armed with her trusty sword, shield and golden lasso of truth, deflecting bullets with her bracelets and biffing baddies left and right. To be honest, the fight scenes do go on too long and the CGI is laid on a bit thick. In truth, Gadot’s magnificent heroine is enough of a wonder woman in her own right not to need it.
Certificate 12A. Runtime 141 mins. Director Patty Jenkins
Wonder Woman is available on 4K UHD, Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™ and DVD October 9 and on Digital Download September 25.
Blu-ray special features
• Crafting the Wonder
Wonder Woman finally comes to life in her first, breathtaking solo film. Explore the journey to create an adventure
worthy of DC’s greatest warrior.
• A Director’s Vision: Themyscira: The Hidden Island
• Beach Battle
• A Photograph Through Time
• Diana in the Modern World
• Wonder Woman at War
Join director Patty Jenkins as she takes you on an exclusive journey through “Wonder Woman’s” most pivotal and
• Warriors of Wonder Woman
Witness the creation of the Amazon army as the women of “Wonder Woman” transform emotionally and physically
into the world’s most powerful and heroic warriors.
• The Trinity
Filmmakers and comic book creators explore the legend of Wonder Woman and how she stands shoulder to shoulder with Superman and Batman to create the pillars of the DC Universe.
• The Wonder Behind the Camera
Meet the women behind the wonder as they welcome a group of aspiring filmmakers on set for an exclusive, once-ina-lifetime experience.
• Finding the Wonder Woman Within
Feel the power of Wonder Woman as award-winning poets and inspiring public figures reveal the impact and
importance of DC’s greatest heroine.
• Extended Scenes
• Blooper Reel