I can’t understand the hype for WonderWoman. I simply can’t bring myself to understand how a movie, which shits the bed in the third act, can get so many glowing reviews.
I would give the movie a 6 out of 10 stars at best, and that was only because the first half was so strong. I keep scratching my head, wondering how a movie can be so completely different from the start to the end. It was like the movie was directed by two different directors.
Now I have a feeling I know why it got so many great reviews from critics, but I’ll come back to that later.
Now the first half was strong, it set up the origins of the protagonist beautifully, with the right amount of back story and open ended questions that needed to be asked later. It showcased all the characters and when the group formed, that would help our main character out, they all slotted together, with each character bouncing off the other.
So far so good right?
Yeah, I thought so.
I know a lot of people criticised the main character as annoying or stupid, and that the actress who played the role didn’t give a wide range of emotions, but you have to remember that the protagonist is sort of a child.
She was sheltered from the outside world her whole life, she hasn’t seen the horrors of the world fully, and doesn’t understand that some people can be evil because they are.
Its sort of the rich kid who has been in boarding school their whole life, now trying to make a living in the ghetto.
I thought the actress played it great, to the point of me being annoying at the character. I was annoyed at the character because I was invested, I wanted her to awake up and smell the roses.
No, none of that was a problem for me. What was, was the shit show, which was the ending of the movie.
What. The. Fuck.
The final battle was so cliche filled with terrible CGI, that I didn’t know what was going on half the time. It was just down right…. Bad. Added with 80’s style one liners that made me shake my head, I felt like I was cheated out of my cinema money.
Also the big reveal that the protagonist was indeed a god was just tossed into conversation, like a jockstrap in a washing hamper.
The only thing that was good about the ending of the story, was that Chris Pine stole the show with his sacrifice.
Now if you look at rotten apples, which has rated this movie so high, you would be lead to believe that this movie is actually good. And it is at some parts, but the reason that this movie is so highly rated on there is that far left liberal film critics, are bending over backwards to praise this movie because it stars a female lead.
The first female lead in a superhero movie.
But they shouldn’t.
Regardless if this movie is starring a female lead, black lead, transgender lead or anything between, it shouldn’t be given special treatment because then you are making a mockery of your own grading system.
If you compare rotten apples reviews to IMDB, where regular movie goers post their comments you would see a night and day difference. IMDB’s rankings for the movie is two stars lower. With many people asking on that site, why hasn’t anyone given an honest review of the movie on rotten apples.
When we allow political opinions, to shade what is good or bad then we are on a downward spiral to mediocrity in our entertainment.
We should be pushing the boundaries. Not catering to any crap because it might align to our agendas.
This is the same reason that Black Panther with the first male black man as a superhero will be shit!
The movie will be a terrible mixture of hip hop video like material, with black people trying to act super fly. It will be cliche filled, and it won’t be real. For some reason, Hollywood can’t make a serious film with people in colour, without it being…. Type casted!
Just once, once in my lifetime, can I get a film where my black lead doesn’t talk with a heavy slang accent or come from the streets. Or is something between.
And I know everyone reading this will be saying, but Black Panther is an African king and blah, blah, blah.
It still will be missing something, something I wish I could describe in words but… I can’t.
It’s why Red Tails should have been a great movie and failed, and its why this one will be the same.
Look, my grandmother had a saying. If you want to do well in any industry and you’re a minority, then you have to surpass the competition till people can’t ignore you.
And I don’t see us getting there, by want Hollywood has been putting out lately.
I may be wrong, I hope I am, but Hollywood hasn’t proved me wrong so far.