Given that it seems to me that no critics have much liked most DC comic hero movies for many years, and I have trouble taking Batman in any incarnation seriously, I had little interest in seeing Wonder Woman at the cinema, despite the good reviews. But I caught it on Netflix last night.
I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it.
First, I wasn't really expecting it to look so good. Sure, the island of whatever that the Amazons lived on was your typical CGI conglomerate of waterfalls and mountains (still looking more realistic than Lord of the Rings, to my eye), but I was more impressed with the recreations of World War I London and Europe. It looked like a lot of money had been spent on it, with lots of extras who I don't think were CGI.
Second, I didn't know there would be quite as much "fish out of water" humour of the titular heroine trying to make sense of the human world. Remember, I do demand a fair amount of humour in my superhero movies, and this one had just enough.
Third, the actors were pretty good. Gadot is a beauty, and while Pine is an actor who never appears in much that impresses me, he was suitably charming in this role. I felt a bit sorry for whoever it was who played the mad Scotsman. Horrendous haircut and a role that only called for him to look daft and crazy eyed in every scene. Oh well, it's a living I guess.
Anyway, maybe it was also the novelty of a superhero movie set in an era where they normally do not appear, but I thought it was pretty good.