It’s week 2 of DC Animated Universe Month on Saturday Morning Cartoons, and this week we’ll be looking at an animated feature about one of my favorite comic book heroines: Wonder Woman.
I was really looking forward to this one, for a few reasons. First of all, I love the Wonder Woman comic book series, when the character is written well. Just before I watched the movie, I discovered that one of the most celebrated Wonder Woman writers, Gail Simone, had co-written the script. I’d also heard an overwhelming amount of praise for this film, most notably from Bruce Timm, creater of Batman: The Animated Series and god of all things DC animated. Timm claims that Wonder Woman is his favorite DC animated movie. By the time I actually sat down to watch Wonder Woman, my expectations were extremely high.
Did the film live up to my high expectations? To put it simply: no. With a little more emotion: hell no. With the amount of rage that I felt after watching it: WHAT THE ACTUAL F#@% WAS THAT?!
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