My thoughts on Wonder Woman, for posterity: I thought it was LOVELY and the director & screenplay writer SHOULD BE VERY PROUD. It is now my favourite superhero comics film. (vaysh11, comparing to Captain America: Winter Soldier, I'm not sure comparisons can be made because they are apples and oranges, when it comes to the story & filmy stuff, they are only linked by the whole metahuman/demigod dimension. While I love the Pakula vibe and the total control thriller thing CA:WS does, I thought WW was on top of the game in terms of its story & structure, and photography/CGI, and concept. And I LIKE and LOVE WW better.)
Things that I pay attention to and thought were very well done: lighting, photography, fight choreography. I cannot believe nobody spoiled me for the fact that ( spoiler )
Loved all the Amazons, their settlement aesthetic, routine, Florence Kasumba as senator, Doutzen Kroes as high-ranking amazon-in-waiting to Diana's mum, I guess, Diana's mum as amazing queen, everything. The gaze and the POV were great throughout, I felt involved and never sidelined (as a woman). The diverse, international team - very good, very good lines establishing characters, very good visuals, very solid, that was what I kept wanting and I got it. The John Buchan-style military shenanigans. The no man's land sequence - thank you, Patty Jenkins, for fighting to keep it, very moving, I began to cry when Diana started climbing the ladder.
Chris Pine (once accompanied by almost-lens-flare) as Steve who does such typically male-gaze-on-woman things like frolic in a bath naked. But also ( spoiler )
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, all in all, great.
I also loved the source of Diana's power bit, where ( spoiler )
; I also liked the bit about Ares ( spoiler )
, the entire Ares plot arc had a solid mythological vibe. Diana's character growth was lovely.
The framing device used, the whole trip down memory lane, was very neat and beautiful. Nothing here looked dumb, even when it was something tried & true / done a hundred times before. Because it was done cohesively & coherently. Very much appreciated.
tl;dr SO MUCH WONDER WOMAN LOVE.