Admittedly I have DC characters on the brain, thanks to my daughter’s latest obsession with Superheroes. That said, this feature makes for an awesome prelude to the upcoming Wonder Woman movie!
While searching for yet another DC Lego movie for my toddler, I fortuitously discovered this animated feature entitled simply as Wonder Woman. Warning, it may be animated but it is definitely not for children!
After waiting what seemed like eons for our little one to go to bed, hubby and I settled in to watch what turned out to be a frikin great little movie! It was faithful to Diana’s origin story, exciting and surprisingly funny.
On the mystical island of Themyscira lives a fierce race of Amazon warriors who have raised a powerful daughter named Princess Diana.The Amazons live in secrecy from the outside world, a gift from Zeus, but when Army fighter pilot Steve Trevor crash-lands into their tropical paradise, the princess competes for the right to become the emissary to the “World of Man” and escorts Trevor back to civilization.
Her transition into the modern world isn’t easy, because when Ares escapes from his Amazonian prison and begins plotting his revenge, Princess Diana is the only person who stands between the god of war, and the destruction of the human race.
Directed By: Lauren Montgomery
So How Was It?
It was very violent! I’ve watched anime before, so it wasn’t because it was animated. It just wasn’t something I expected from a DC cartoon. Too many Lego movies I guess, but it makes sense. It is about Amazons going to war against gods and monsters. The opening scene was something straight out of 300!
Wonder Woman also boasts a HUGE voice cast. The end result was a well made, well acted animated film. Princess Diana may be new to “The World of Man” but she can take care of herself. Not only does she kick ass, she is also intelligent, witty and catches on quickly.
So here’s the best part. From what I can glean from the trailers for the new Wonder Woman movie, (due in 2017) the Gal Gadot version follows the same storyline, or at least the same origin story. In a way, watching the animated version will wet your taste buds for the live action movie. Awesome!
We really enjoyed it and if you are a fan, I guarantee you will too. It’s currently available on Netflix so if you find yourself aimlessly flicking, give it a try!