Wonder Woman

Dog’s Movie House: “Justice League” Sloppy, But A Lot Of Fun!


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Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman leads “The Justice League”



After the runaway success of “Wonder Woman” DC fans were optimistic about the state of their cinematic universe.  Released to near universal acclaim and wonderful box office, and Amazonian superhero served as a shot in the arm for the divisive DC extended universe.  Now director Zach Snyder is back (with an assist from “Avengers” helmer Joss Whedon) for his third go-round in the cinematic arena he created with “Man Of Steel.”  This time we get “Justice League,” a team-up of superhero icons such as Superman, Batman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman.  The bad news: the film is a narrative mess, with some dodgy effects and the fingerprints of studio interference all over it.  The good news:  there is enough Snyder, Whedon, and company get right the most of crap doesn’t matter, making “Justice League” a highly entertaining film.

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Dog’s Movie House: “Wonder Woman” Truly Wondrous!


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Gal Gadot as the Amazonian Princess Diana In “Wonder Woman”




To say the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) has gotten off to a somewhat rocky start is something of an understatement.  While “Man Of Steel,” “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “Suicide Squad” made oodles of cash but were very divisive in terms of quality and fan satisfaction.  I found that I liked the three films without loving them:  each had some very good qualities but also had some very real problems, most of them revolving around the studio’s insistence on stuffing every film full of references to a larger cinematic universe rather than concentrating on telling a compelling story for each individual film.  Thankfully that inconsistency is at an end with the release of “Wonder Woman,” which serves as a wonderfully exciting origin story and a cinematic coming out for one of the most iconic superheroes of all time. Continue reading