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It is a very good movie, just not as earth-shattering-life-changing as people are claiming. I'm not really sure where this is going to end up in the annals of comic hero history. Better than Superman '78? F no. People that weren't alive then need to know that Superman was an event, not just some silly flick that came and went. It was a Donner film, a Williams score, based on one of the most beloved super heroes of all time, and they nailed it. I think if they look another look at the script, or perhaps put in a scene or two that was probably deleted which would explain a few things, it would have been better. That said, third act was a complete mess.

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By far the best DC movie since the Nolan Batman movies.
     
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By far the best DC movie since the Nolan Batman movies.
That's not saying much

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After thinking it over I've relaxed my views on WW. It was fine, I'd even say the first half was wonderful (heh) but that last half was pretty awful. So, first half 4/5 stars, last half 1.5/5, with an average of 2.5 (because the last means more than the first, to me). That still isn't a pass, IMO, since a movie needs a 3 to get approval, but if a person is really into DC comics' films, it's worth a watch and definitely not the worst to come out in the last several years. Better than BvS theatrical, not as good as MoS, just sort of in the middle.
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What I liked about the movie pretty much centered around WW as a character, and not so much the movie's plot.

I liked how there was some mystery to WW herself, and the history of her people. We knew that her motivations were pure and naive, but didn't know exactly what sort of decisions she would make. Part of this was because there aren't really any overpowered female superhero characters to function as some sort of model, so as a character she was sort of fresh with a clean slate.

I hope there are many more strong female characters like her in movies to come. I think the strong male character archetype has been pretty worn.
     
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What I liked about the movie pretty much centered around WW as a character, and not so much the movie's plot.
That's part of the problem. TOO much was spent on her. Everyone else was "disposable".

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"That Superman movie really spent too much time on Superman. I really wanted to learn more about Jimmy Olsen's character growth."
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It's her movie, she's allowed to be the main character. I thought WW did a pretty good job with her origin and culture shock in the real world, and a decent job with Steve Trevor's motives/empathy too. The other Amazons were real people too. Steve's buddies didn't have much time but I liked all of them and their POV.

Absolutely they could have kept all this good character stuff and also tidied the ending (see my previous nitpicks).
     
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That's part of the problem. TOO much was spent on her. Everyone else was "disposable".
It held my interest. There was never much depth to Lois Lane or Lex Luther either.
     
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"That Superman movie really spent too much time on Superman. I really wanted to learn more about Jimmy Olsen's character growth."
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It's her movie, she's allowed to be the main character. I thought WW did a pretty good job with her origin and culture shock in the real world, and a decent job with Steve Trevor's motives/empathy too. The other Amazons were real people too. Steve's buddies didn't have much time but I liked all of them and their POV.

Absolutely they could have kept all this good character stuff and also tidied the ending (see my previous nitpicks).


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Well made, but the third act was a mess.
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That said, third act was a complete mess.
So like...Dark Knight?

[EDIT] Fun (or not) idea: find a superhero movie in the last 15 years that didn't run 30 minutes too long and limp across the finish line.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
"That Superman movie really spent too much time on Superman. I really wanted to learn more about Jimmy Olsen's character growth."
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Jimmy Olsen wasn't a major character. Lois Lane was. I felt that Steve Trevor was just "there".

Also, the whole "you promised you'd take me to the war" dialog was eyeroll-inducing. The War isn't being held at Wembley Stadium. There were dialog bits like that which made me want to rewrite some parts.

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On the contrary starman, I thought Steve...
 


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[Do you think this movie would have been as strong with a male director, or do you think the female directing POV had a relevant impact on the results?
The only way to compare is apples to apples, and the only other cases to compare it too are Catwoman and Elektra, so... I think a female director might have helped guide certain positive decisions, like costume and history... But I would have felt fine with Joss Whedon directing also.
     
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[EDIT] Fun (or not) idea: find a superhero movie in the last 15 years that didn't run 30 minutes too long and limp across the finish line.
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[EDIT] Fun (or not) idea: find a superhero movie in the last 15 years that didn't run 30 minutes too long and limp across the finish line.
The Avengers
All three Captain America movies
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Also, while Gal looked great, and the action scenes (the ones that weren't pure CGI-fests) were very good, I found her acting to be merely adequate. I don't mean this as a slam against her abilities, but she'd benefit greatly from some advanced acting classes.
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The Avengers
All three Captain America movies
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Original Iron Man.
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Some of the xmen movies were excellent too... first two, and first class?
     
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Some of the xmen movies were excellent too... first two, and first class?
They are all good movies, but the original X-men is actually more than 15 years old and the second is close enough to that limit that I didn't bring it up anyway. First Class is fine but arguably did become a bit of mess at the end.
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Jun 6, 2017, 03:34 PM
 
Star Trek, Jack Ryan, probably some other, now Wonder Woman. Chris Pine does like riding a bike doesn't he?

I liked the film, as said already, its better than other DC films, Nolan Batman excepted. When the credits came up at the end, Etta Candy - Lucy Davis was a surprise, she sort of looked familiar, but I couldn't place her watching the film. Dawn from The Office (UK)...


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OK, so....been thinking about No Man's Land

 

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What scene were you watching?

 
     
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Still haven't seen it. Plan was to see it Friday.

At the moment, it's not going to be showing. At least in the three theatres it's showing right now.

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The drop-off has been intense, like most other superhero films.
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WW actually had less dropoff than most superhero movies, with 43% to second weekend and 30% to third (doesn't say what it is 30% of, but from math it seems to 30% of second weekend). It is now outpacing MoS and Suicide Squad.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/showdow...c&id=dcuni.htm

Perhaps the entire industry assumed a more traditional dropoff and are now out of screens to show something on. I know that Sixth Sense back in the day had a negative dropoff (as in, more people saw it the second weekend than the first, and more the third than the second) and it threw the entire planning for cinemas into disarray.
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Well, for the Thursday matinee, we're the only people who have bought tickets so far.


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WW actually had less dropoff than most superhero movies, with 43% to second weekend and 30% to third (doesn't say what it is 30% of, but from math it seems to 30% of second weekend). It is now outpacing MoS and Suicide Squad.
I wasn't talking about just DC.
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Drop-off is actually better than all the Marvel movies I could think of to check, and only Avengers and Iron Man come close. Even generally well-regarded Logan has a worse drop-off. Now the opening weekend was far from great, so it isn't like it is going to be some sort of best of all time - even beating BvS might be hard - but there is some bounce here.

(Boxoffiicemojo is the source for all of the above, BTW).
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They finally figured out the math and gave it screens for Friday.

Which is good, because that was ridiculous.
     
 
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