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A good movie

Posted : 7 months, 3 weeks ago on 29 October 2017 06:32

In a couple of weeks, I'm supposed to go to see 'Justice League' and I was really eager to watch before this first installment involving the most famous female super-hero. I was actually planning to see the damned thing in the movie theater when it was released but, for some reason, Nick, my stepson, decided that we should watch instead 'The Mummy'... Anyway, even though everybody seemed to have lost faith in the DCCEU, at last, they finally delivered something really good. In fact, even though 'Marvel' is completely ruling the market, somehow, they took way too long to make a movie with a woman playing the lead character. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, well, even though Gal Gadot was trashed by the fans when she was chosen, eventually, she was really impressive. Indeed, of course, she was quite gorgeous but she was really convincing during the fighting scenes and, above all, she managed to deliver such a charismatic and still relatable woman. The issue with this character, in fact, with almost all the female character coming from a comic-book, is that she could have been reduced to some bimbo which was definitely not the case here. Eventually, I really think it was the right thing to hire a woman to direct this movie and Patty Jenkins did a fine job here showing how women can be just as strong and tough as men and yet still retain their feminity. Chris Pine should also get some credit as, even though his character was rather thankless, he made the most of it and he had some great chemistry with Gal Gadot. So, most of the movie did work fine but, to be honest, I still didn't care much for the story though. Sure, it was entertaining enough but, by now, I have seen so many super-hero flicks and they all come up with the same plot. In this case, even though it was pretty neat that the action was taking place in WWI, 'Marvel' had already done something really similar with 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. Anyway, to conclude, even though it was maybe not a masterpiece, it was still a really solid blockbuster and it is definitely worth a look. 

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Wonder Woman review

Posted : 9 months, 1 week ago on 11 September 2017 04:51

Poduction values, yes, so what? Bidimensional heroes and heroines, a schematic theory stuttered at the beginning and trying to match with americans and amazons in WW 1, an even more schemaic love story beginning with cracks between heroes, bah.

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Wonder Woman review

Posted : 10 months, 1 week ago on 11 August 2017 09:26

Very well made movie, good amount of action, well timed and great actors. Even the cartoon like poses and moves didn't bother so much for somebody who has not read the comics. Costumes were just awesome.

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Wonder Woman review

Posted : 11 months, 2 weeks ago on 6 July 2017 02:09

Gracias Corea, por poner esta pelicula que sigue en cartelera en buena definición en la Internet, ya que solo hablo de peliculas que ya pasaron de cartelera y no hablo de ellas a tiempo. Gracias Maduro, por hacer que ir al cine de Venezuela sea algo muy caro de comprar hoy en día.

(Esto no tiene spoilers).

La mujer maravilla es por fin, el acierto de Dc comics que se puede disfrutar y tener una buena base de explicar su universo, pero aun así, tiene el error de ese un poco lenta para el publico que quiere llegar y dejan unos cuantos huecos argumentales y el villano es inesperadamente poco desarrollado, y eso a pesar que aquí hay 3 villanos.

Lo mejor que tiene la pelicula es el personaje principal y como se desenvuelve en el mundo de los humanos, a pesar que hay veces que sus acciones son muy forzadas, y adore bastante la cámara lenta que utilizaron aqui, dando muchos puntos en la pelea final.

Hay algunos que dicen que esta pelicula de Dc tiene muchos colores, a diferencia de las demás entregas de Dc, pues...no, sigue teniendo esa cámara opaca y oscura, y solo hay pocas escenas donde el color anaranjado y amarillento que caracteriza la obra se hace presente, pero son escenas importantes al menos.

Gracias que la gente no spoileo mucho esta película en la internet y haga que tenga un poquito de esperanza con La Liga de Justicia que se va a estrenar este año, pero uno nunca sabe, parece que esta tendré que verla ahorrando dinero en cine.

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Wonder Woman review

Posted : 12 months ago on 20 June 2017 01:49

What is most striking is undoubtedly her visual delight, beautifully choreographed beautiful action scenes, and eye-popping visual effects that so overwhelmingly almost obfuscated the beauty of the handsome heroine. Wonder Woman is for sure the best DC movie of the last years ...

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In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

Posted : 1 year ago on 16 June 2017 04:57

[English Version]

Notes: Before I begin, I must clarify that this review would have some spoilers in order to make a point. So, if you haven't seen the film yet and you are afraid of spoilers, please do not continue reading.

So, I watched the new DCEU Film "Wonder Woman" and for my surprise it turn out to be the best DCEU film..............although it is not as if that was a great achievement in the first place.

Ok, it will admit the movie is FAR from been bad, since it has some things that it did right:

+ The protagonist, although not been the great thing, is for the most a likeable character. Things like her idealisms, her carisma, her rude attitude of amazon warrior, are nicely done. With a very godd acting by the Gal Galdot
+Most of the special effects, cinematography, action scenes and music are very good, making some scenes very well done (example: The training montaje or the arrival of the germans in Paradise Island)
+ The supporting characters are competent and the whole cast of actors does a good job, especially Chris Pine. Plus, the interactions with the main protagonist are nicelly done.
+The Humor, is generally well implemented unlike things like suicide squad.
+Unlike Batman v Superman, it's more focus on his story and characters without making unnecessarily complicate with subplots.

But, for the negative side:
-The plot is simplistic and very linear, there are not so many surprises and it is something that could get to feel monotonous at times. Yeah, I know that previously I said that it was a positive thing, but, the thing is that the plot is unimaginative with his setting, making this a generic origin story in a WW1 setting.
-The main villains, both Erich Ludendorff and Ares, are mediocre. They understand more do not go deep into them, they are one-dimensional characters whose motivation is "CONQUER THE WORLD".
-Speaking of Ares, the big twist of his real identity has NO BUILD-UP OR ANTICIPATCION AND LITERRALLY COMES OUT OF NOWHERE. And the way that its defeated it's basically a very poor power-up that comes out nowhere in the last 20 minutes.
-Most of the concept of the setting of Greek Mythology is not very used, only in the superficial level having the main villain as a Greek God (which like a I Said before is One-Dimensonal). And do no tell me that it's imposible for a superheroe movie to do this, for example, Doctor Strange and the 2 Thor movies used very well their settings in order to enrich their story and characters (the first been a magical realm setting with a lots of themes about faith as well as the presentation and interaction with several sorcerers during the fil,, and the second one using the Norse Mytology with the presence of Gods, many of the realms and a variety of monsters that serve a propose to the story).
 Above all, I give it a 6 out of 10. Entertaining and all that, but it does not bring anything new to the table, also it is incomprehensible the amount of praise that has received by the critic because of that. If you want something more likable, there is the 2009 animated movie that is more creative with the setting, concept and villans than this, despite don't been perfect.

Final score: 6/10

[Spanish Version]

Notas: Antes de comenzar, debo aclarar que esta revisión tendría algunos spoilers con el fin de hacer un punto. Por lo tanto, si aún no has visto la película y tienes miedo de spoilers, por favor no sigas leyendo.

Así que vi la nueva película del DCEU "Wonder Woman/Mujer Maravilla" y por mi sorpresa resultó ser la mejor película de DCEU .............. aunque no es como si eso fuera un gran logro en primer lugar.

Ok, admito que esta película esta LEJOS de ser mala, ya que tiene algunas cosas que hizo bien:

+ La protagonista, sin ser  la gran cosa, es un personaje agradable. Cosas como sus idealismos, su carisma, su actitud ruda de guerrero amazona, están muy bien hecho. Con una muy buena actuación de parte de Gal Galdot.
+ La mayoría de los efectos especiales, cinematografía, escenas de acción y música son muy buenos. Dando asi escenas muy bien hechas (véase el montaje de entrenamiento o el arribo de los alemanes en Isla Paraíso).
+ Los personajes de apoyo son competentes y todo el elenco de actores hace un buen trabajo, especialmente Chris Pine. Además, las interacciones con el protagonista principal están bien hechas.
+ El humor, es generalmente bien implementado a diferencia de cosas como Suicide Squad/Escuadrón Suicida.
+ Es más centrarse en su historia y personajes sin hacer innecesariamente complicado a diferencia de  Batman v Superman.

Pero, por el lado negativo:
-La trama es simplista y muy lineal, no hay tantas sorpresas y es algo que podría llegar a sentirse monótono a veces.
-Los principales villanos, tanto Erich Ludendorff como Ares, son mediocres. Ellos entienden más no se profundizan en ellos, son personajes unidimensionales cuya motivación es "CONQUISTAR EL MUNDO".
-Hablando de Ares, el gran giro de su identidad NO TIENE CONSTRUCCIÓN ALGUNA O ANTICIPACIÓN Y LITERALMENTE SALE DE NINGUNA PARTE. Y la forma en que su derrotado es básicamente un muy pobre power-up que sale en ninguna parte en los últimos 20 minutos.
-La mayor parte del concepto de ambientación la mitología griega no son muy bien utilizados, sólo en el nivel superficial teniendo el principal villano como un dios griego (que como ya  Dije antes es unidimensional). Y no me digas que es imposible para una película de superhéroes hacer esto, por ejemplo, Doctor Strange y las películas de 2 Thor usaron muy bien su ambientación para enriquecer su historia y personajes (El primero fue un escenario mágico con un montón de temas sobre la fe así como la presentación e interacción con varios hechiceros durante el filme, y el segundo utilizando la mitología nórdica con la presencia de dioses, una gran variedad  de  reinos mostrados en pantalla y una variedad de monstruos que tienen un propósito claro en la historia).

Sobre todo, le doy un 6 de 10. Entretenida y todo eso, pero no trae nada nuevo a la mesa, y en parte es incomprensible la cantidad de elogios que ha recibido por la critica solo por eso. Si quieren, pueden chequear la película animada del 2009 que es mas creativa con su concepto, villano, y ambientación que esta peli, pese a no ser perfecta del todo.

Nota final: 6/10

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"Wonder Woman" (2017)

Posted : 1 year ago on 4 June 2017 03:18


When pilot Steve Trevor crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, princess of the Amazons, leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

After three solid disappointments in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, I was willing to give Warner Bros. one more chance with this movie, but this was officially their last one. And… sadly, it didn't quite rise to the challenge, but it made a valiant effort.

The first half sucked, thanks to disjointed editing (mainly during the opening exposition) and some truly painful awkward dialogue. I also got really sick of the constant use of slow motion, and the film makes Diana look naïve for believing bedtime stories.

However, the movie finally perks up when Diana marches across a no man's land. That scene was simply glorious, because it's the first time in these movies that we've seen the characters acting like heroes! :) It's terrific! …But then the movie falters again in the third act, after an extremely predictable twist.

To sum it up, I have very mixed feelings on this movie, which is more than I can say for any of the three DCEU movies before it. But it just doesn't hold a candle to the 2009 animated Wonder Woman, and it still killed any interest I had in seeing the upcoming DCEU entries: Justice League or any of the rest. That's it, I am done.

My rating: 55%

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