Wonder Woman is the origin story of Diana, princess of the Amazons. After spending her entire life being protected and trained by the Amazons on Paradise Island, Themyscira, Diana leaves her home to fight in the war to end all wars, World War I. In her journey, she learns the truth of where she came from and discovers what she was destined to become.

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to view Warner Bros and DC Entertainment’s latest film installment in their extended cinematic universe, Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman is the origin story of Diana, princess of the Amazons. After spending her entire life being protected and trained by the Amazons on Paradise Island, Themyscira, Diana leaves her home to fight in the war to end all wars, World War I. In her journey, she learns the truth of where she came from and discovers what she was destined to become.

The writing team of Zack Synder, Allan Heinburg, and Jason Fuchs developed a story that was both unique and engaging. From the beginning of the film to the end, each scene flowed perfectly keeping the attention of the audience with the story playing out before their eyes. As a fan of the comic books, I was impressed to see how much the film took influence from the comics. They pulled elements multiple stories told by comic writers, expanding several decades, making the plot of the film solid.

Heinburg’s script was very well written. The heart felt scenes felt authentic leaving the audience emotional while keeping the audience on their toes for the action scenes.

While watching the film, I couldn’t help but to notice how the score fit into the film as it progressed. Composer, Rupert Gregon-Williams and the rest of the team behind him did a wonderful job placing the music in perfectly to fit each individual scene throughout the film. Not only did the score help make the movie progress flawlessly, but it elevated the story and the acting to a new level.

Gal Gadot’s take on the iconic character was one of the highlights of the film for me personally. Wonder Woman is a complex character and the actress portraying her needs to be able to show acting range. Gadot made the audience believe Wonder Woman was real. She was able to show the strong and fierce side of the character while demonstrating the naive and innocence of Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot is the Wonder Woman for generations to come.

The supporting cast was great as well. Gadot and Chris Pine (Captain Steve Trevor) chemistry was incredible. Each time they appeared on screen together, they were able to play off one another making each scene they had to funny and heartfelt.

Wonder Woman is the step in the right direction for the DC film universe. The movie had the perfect balance of humor, action, and drama. I give Warner Bros and DC Entertainment’s Wonder Woman a solid 5 out of 5 stars.