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Friday, June 26, 2009

Loud and Bobnoxious Cult Movies: Wonder Woman

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 5:10 AM

8128/1245957403-wonder-woman.jpg Comic book movies are all the rage these days, so you have to “wonder” why this iconic super-heroine hasn’t been given her own live action film yet. With the character’s blend of feminism, sexiness and ass kicking action, it seems like a no-brainer. In the meantime, though, we’ve got this animated version released on DVD and Blu Ray by Warner Brothers. Princess Diana (Keri Russell) has led a sheltered life among her Amazonian sisters. But when air force pilot Steve Trevor (Nathan Fillion) crash lands on her island, Diana earns the right to escort him back to the U.S. of A. Complicating matters, Ares (Alfred Molina) has been set loose from his prison on the island, and Diana is given the task of recapturing the god of war. There are some rousing action sequences and the voice actors do a great job, but gaping plot holes, inconsistencies (the Amazons don’t know what the word “crap” means, but they know what a “rack” is?), and a studio mandated running time of 75 minutes keep Wonder Woman from reaching its full potential. It’s still worth a watch, just don’t expect greatness.

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