Review: Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman is a breath of fresh air. As a woman watching the movie you certainly feel a sense of power and pride, I mean it's the first female-led superhero movie in a long time. Wonder Woman is exactly what we need in 2017. She is inspirational. She is feminist. And she is badass.

Wonder Woman is not just for the female viewers though. Who wouldn't want to watch a movie with a gorgeous female lead (Gal Gadot), an interesting origin story, action and fight scenes? And, did I mention she's badass?

The movie begins on the hidden island of Themyscira where Diana is Princess of the Amazons. We see her as a young naive girl who dreams of fighting transform into an unconquerable warrior princess. Then Diana's life is changed forever when pilot Steve (Chris Pine) crashes into Themyscira bringing World War I with him. 

Diana then has to confront her destiny; leaving her fellow Amazons and her peaceful and beautiful island behind to enter the grim, grey and endless war. She has her eyes opened when she sees the harsh realities of the war and the human world. But she is the hope humanity needed.

It's even more effective seeing a heroine set in the early 19th century when women were seen as weak and dependent on males. Diana doesn't fit into society and is underestimated by men time and time again. But she proves them wrong, and when that theme song starts playing you know something badass is about to happen.

Diana and Steve overcome every obstacle thrown at them and the unlikely relationship forms between them - even though at times even Steve underestimates her. They bounce off each other and they create a deep and often funny dialogue for the movie. 

Wonder Woman isn't just a war story, it is a story of hope, courage, empathy, love and friendship. It is timeless and I hope there will be another Wonder Woman on the cards, I can't wait to see more of her adventures.

As always,

Love, Lauren x