Won­der-ful ori­gin story

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Won­der Woman (12)

Gal Gadot rises to the chal­lenge of help­ing to save the DC Cine­matic Uni­verse in Patty Jenk­ins’ breezy, crowd-pleas­ing hit.

Jenk­ins shows a sure hand when it comes to blend­ing hu­man beats with soar­ing set pieces. With hu­mour, peril, ro­mance and an in­spi­ra­tional hero­ine, Won­der Woman is one of the finest comic book ori­gin sto­ries yet.

Bit­ten Sea­son 1 (15)

Twi­light has a lot to an­swer for as we’re still get­ting bom­barded with vam­pire and were­wolf-in­fused TV knock-offs.

It’s the lat­ter crea­tures that dom­i­nate this hokey adap­ta­tion of Kel­ley Arm­strong’s nov­els.

Lead Laura Van­der­voort looks the part but is bland and the dodgy CGI hin­ders cred­i­bil­ity.

Grimm Sea­son 6 (15)

The sixth and fi­nal sea­son of the fan­tasy-hor­ror show closes things out in a sat­is­fy­ing fash­ion.

After rather limp­ing along for large stretches of sev­eral of its se­ries, it was a smart move to bring things to a close be­fore all good­will was lost.

But the in­trigu­ing show­down be­tween David Gi­un­toli’s hero Nick and Sasha Roiz’s Cap­tain Re­nard that ended sea­son five is hastily dropped in favour of a ‘big­ger bad’.

It’s a threat­en­ing an­tag­o­nist that sees an in­crease in dan­ger as the episodes hur­tle by but Roiz de­served his mo­ment in the evil spot­light.

The cast re­main as lov­able as ever, though, and while far from per­fect, the end­ing is touch­ing and gives ev­ery­one a proper send-off.

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