Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for Warner Bros.’ highly acclaimed superhero film Wonder Woman. While acknowledging all the aspects that deserve praise in Patty Jenkins’ record-breaking movie, such as its important message, the video pulls no punches when ripping into the film’s flaws.
The Honest Trailer plays up Diana’s lack of knowledge of the outside world — specifically regarding watches, sleep and marriage — despite the fact that the Amazons know hundreds of languages. It also points out how Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor became the damsel in distress of the movie after Diana ventures out into the world of man with him. What’s more, the video takes a tongue-in-cheek shot at Pine being yet another Chris in a comic book movie, joining the ranks of Marvel’s Chris Evans, Chris Pratt and Chris Hemsworth.
The Honest Trailer points out that the DC Extended Universe finally nails a film that critics universally liked, calling Wonder Woman “A Justice League Of Her Own,” while still making a jab at the film’s “Snyder Vision”: its slow-motion action sequences. The villains, especially Ares, also get some criticism, particularly David Thewlis’ timid depiction of someone that was supposed to be super-intimidating.
One of the biggest laughs comes when the trailer points out that, while Diana promised to protect the world at the end of World War I, she wasn’t around for Hitler and World War II, only reappearing when Lex Luthor made his “ninja turtle,” aka Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’s Doomsday. Despite these jokes, the video highlights the movie as a saving grace for female-led movies in the wake of box office bombs like Elektra and Catwoman.
Available now on Digital HD and September 19 on Blu-ray and DVD, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, David Thewlis as Ares, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison, and Lucy Davis as Etta Candy. You can catch Wonder Woman in action next in Justice League, which arrives on November 17. The Wonder Woman sequel is set to hit theaters on December 13, 2019.
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