Won­der Woman

The Western Star - - Life | Tv Guide -

Wed­nes­day, seven, 8.30pm, M (2017)

Di­rected by Patty Jenk­ins, who helmed the Os­car­win­ning Mon­ster (2003), Won­der Woman isa com­pelling and stun­ningly shot ex­plo­ration of the ori­gins of the fe­male su­per­hero. Gal Gadot (pic­tured, Fast & Fu­ri­ous) com­mands the screen as the tit­u­lar char­ac­ter, with a wel­come em­pha­sis on her strength and con­vic­tion, rather than her beauty. Set dur­ing World War I, Gadot is in her el­e­ment as the fierce war­rior try­ing to stop a global threat, while also dis­cov­er­ing her true des­tiny. It’s a fun, thought­ful, pas­sion­ate and of­ten dis­arm­ingly hu­mor­ous block­buster that fea­tures spec­tac­u­lar bat­tle se­quences and more than a nod to fe­male em­pow­er­ment.

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