Wonder Woman (2017) – Patty Jenkins

Hitting blu-ray and video today from Warner Brothers is the box office sensation Wonder Woman, the long overdue arrival of Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) to the big screen. Wowing in the theatre, the Amazon comes home with a gorgeous blu-ray that looks and sounds fantastic and puts your home theatre through its paces.

Loved by audiences and critics, Wonder Woman represents the first true success of the new DC cinematic universe, and those laurels are well earned.

Long time Wonder Woman fan and director Patty Jenkins was the perfect director to bring the DC legend to life. One of DC’s strongest origin stories since 1978’s Superman: The Movie and 2005’s Batman Begins, and definitely their strongest entry in their new Cinematic Universe, Themyscira, or Paradise Island finds its way to the screen in a thrilling and crowd-pleasing way.

With Chris Pine’s wartime pilot and spy, Steve Trevor at her side, Diana ventures out into the world of man to stop the conflagration known as a World War. She sees the hand of Ares, the god of war, behind all the machinations of hate and violence behind the conflict and is determined to bring it to an end.

The cast is exemplary including turns by Danny Huston, Connie Nielsen, David Thewliss, Lucy Davis and a meme-inducing and new cult favourite character performance by Robin Wright.

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Filled with fantastic set pieces, elements of humour, and wonderfully human character beats, this is the Wonder Woman film I’ve been waiting for since my youth when I first saw Lynda Carter transform on my little black and white television.

Jenkins and Gadot bring a purity and honesty of vision to this big screen adaptation and it is difficult not to be completely enraptured by the presentation, and finally recognise everything that Diana means and symbolises.

Beautifully photographed, empowering (the line “I can save the day. You can save the world” is brilliant) and focusing on character and story the film is a welcome addition to the superhero genre, and now, coming home, it can entertain over and over.

It’s arrival for the home video market brings with it an insightful and fascinating collection of extras to accompany it’s perfect sound and picture. With two hours of behind the scenes information the featurettes give a glimpse into the inner workings of the film, Diana’s place in the DC Universe, and the influence the character has had through the decades.

Warner and DC come through in a huge way with this title, and wowed fans around the world with it. With the revelation that Jenkins has signed on to direct Wonder Woman 2, now is the perfect time to bring the first film home on blu-ray or DVD and watch a comic book movie done right.

Wonder Woman is available today.

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