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Wonder Woman

  • Wonder Woman
    C'était avant qu'elle ne devienne Wonder Woman, à l'époque où elle était encore Diana, princesse des Amazones et combattante invincible. Un jour, un pilote américain s'écrase sur l'île paradisiaque où elle vit, à l'abri des fracas du monde. Lorsqu'il lui raconte qu'une guerre terrible fait rage à l'autre bout de la planète, Diana quitte son havre de paix, convaincue qu'elle doit enrayer la menace. En s'alliant aux hommes dans un combat destiné à mettre fin à la guerre, Diana découvrira toute l'étendue de ses pouvoirs… et son véritable destin.

Critique de Mulder

  • “To be human is to love
    Even when it gets too much
    I'm not ready to give up
    To be human is to love
    Even when it gets too much
    I'm not ready to give up”
    To Be Human – Sia feat Labyrinth

    Parmi les nombreux films annoncés pour cette année dans nos salles de cinéma, l’un était avec Les gardiens de la Galaxie vol 2 celui que nous attendions le plus. Après avoir découvert les premières images lors du San Diego comic con l’année dernière que notre média couvrait accrédité presse et un panel des plus séduisants en présence de la réalisatrice Patty Jenkins lors du Wondercon en mars dernier à Los Angeles, notre attente était l’un des plus importantes pour l’un des films majeurs de cette année. Le 25 mai dernier notre média était également présent lors de l’Avant-Première mondiale du film organisée au Pentage Theatre à Los Angeles en présence de la réalisatrice Patty Jenkins et des deux comédiens principaux Gal Gadot et Chris Pine. Le jour de la sortie américaine du film nous avons eu la chance de découvrir ce film au cinéma Le grand Rex et nous avons été complètement conquis non seulement par son scénario brillant, mais surtout par l’approche d’une réalisatrice retrouvant le souffle épique des meilleures adaptations de comics, la grâce incarnée de Gal Gadot et surtout la musique inoubliable de Rupert Gregson-Williams.

    Créée en décembre 1941 par William Moulton Marston dans le comics All Star Comics,cette super héroine est devenue avec le temps le symbole de la féminité, de la résistance et surtout de l’espoir. Rares sont les super-héroines dont le charme est resté intact depuis ses premières aventures sous forme de comics, puis d’une série culte de 1976 à 1976 avec la comédienne Lynda Carter, puis dans différents jeux vidéo (Justice League Task Force (1995), Justice League Heroes (2006), Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2008), DC Universe Online (2011), Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012), Injustice : Les dieux sont parmi nous (2013), Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014) et récemment le cultissime Injustice 2 (2017)). On pourra aussi citer les nombreuses apparitions sous forme animée ce personnage (La Ligue des justiciers, Batman : L'Alliance des héros, La Ligue des Justiciers : Nouvelle Génération, Justice League: The New Frontier (2008) , Wonder Woman (2009), Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010), Superman/Batman : Apocalypse (2010), La Ligue des Justiciers : Échec (2012), Justice League Dark (2017)). On pourra aussi citer le pilote réussi et pourtant abandonné par le réseau de télévision NBC en 2011 avec dans le rôle de la plus connue des amazones Adiranne Palicki. Suite à son apparition dans Batman V Superman : l’aube de la justice (2016), Wonder Woman a enfin son film et le résultat dépasse tout simplement nos attentes en qualité de passionné de comics et surtout d’adaptation au cinéma et en séries télévisées…

    On comprend aisément la volonté des studios Warner Bros de trouver un film pouvant clairement tenir la concurrence face à l’hégémonie des adaptations des Marvel studios et surtout retrouver toute la noblesse des meilleures adaptations DC comics parmi lesquelles le Superman (1978) de Richard Donner, le Batman de Tim Burton (1989) et le Dark Knight de Christopher Nolan se sont imposés comme des chefs d’œuvre du genre. Le film revient donc aux origines de ce personnage et commence à nous présenter Wonder woman comme une très jeune princesse amazone souhaitant devenir une véritable guerrière. De son enfance à son âge adulte la première partie du film suit ainsi la même trajectoire que celle du Superman de Richard Donner en nous présentant les personnages de cette île paradisiaque et de l’arrivée par accident d’un jeune soldat américain, Steve Trevor qui amènera Diana à s’engager dans le combat contre l’oppresseur vindicatif allemand. Le film rythmé par l’excellente musique de Rupert Gregson-Williams s’apparente à une véritable odyssée et impose de manière très convaincante Wonder Woman comme une super héroïne symbole de la féminité et de la protection des opprimés.

    La seconde partie du film la plus réussie place cette héroine et Steve Trevor en pleine zone de guerre. Les scènes d’action s’enchainent alors à un rythme trépidant et fait de ce film l’un des plus réussis de cette année. La présence de Gal Gadot donne au film une aura toute particulière. Belle, fragile, forte de caractère, Diana Prince / Wonder Woman capte dès sa première apparition toute notre attention et on ne peut que tomber amoureux d’une telle créature. On se doute qu’aucune autre comédienne ne pouvait donner une telle conviction dans ce rôle. De la même manière son duo avec le comédien Chris Pine renvoie à un côté glamour aussi fort que celui entre Clark Kent et Lois Lane.

    Certes le film par sa construction et son rythme et l’époque traitée nous rappelle le tout aussi excellent Captain America First Avenger de Joe Johnston (2011) y compris par certaines scènes fortes du film mais cela n’empêche en rien le film d’avoir sa propre identité et surtout de faire de Patty Jenkins l’une des réalisatrices les plus intéressantes du moment. A ce titre les derniers moments du film dépassent aisément nos plus grandes espérances et le long combat entre Arès et Wonder Woman s’impose comme un modèle du genre. De la même manière que le casting très soigné donne une large part à un casting féminin dans lequel on retrouve Connie Nielsen (Hippolyta), Robin Wright (Antiope), Elena Anaya (Dr. Maru) et Lucy Davis (Etta).

    On retiendra enfin l’excellent travail du studio Aaron Sims pour avoir su réinventer totalement l’univers de Wonder Woman et trouver la meilleure des approches pour faire de ce film l’événement de cette période estivale. On ne saurait également trop vous conseiller de découvrir l’excellente exposition L’art de DC à l’aube des super-héros au musée Art Ludique notamment pour la grande salle mettant en avant le travail de ce studio qui s’impose comme l’un des plus intéressants et importants du moment..

    Vu le 02 juin 2017 au Cinéma Le Grand Rex , en VO

  • 5

Critique de DefiniteAwesome

  • I love almost every comic movie, actually, not all, but I appreciate the transition to big screen. And let us be honest, the Marvel line doesn’t really have any set female heroes that have made it on their own movie, tv shows maybe. When it was announced that Gal Gadot was going to be Superwoman, people were so angry, just like Affleck as Batman (turned out great), and when even Heath Ledger was joker (turned out amazing). But she pushed through, she did her training, she didn’t have to lose her svelte figure and gain a ton of muscle mass to prove she was an Amazon. She fought just as fierce, her training was just as hard, and nobody seems to remember Olivia Munn as Psylocke and her training videos, or Daisy Ridley as Rey. But I digress, Gal Gadot pushed herself to the limit and more.

    The storyline of her history was well plotted, I love Greek mythology and how they applied it. The Amazons themselves were so well played and shown as the fierce and hidden warriors that they were were. The imaging itself was just beautiful, you see it in the previews, but as you see more of it, well it borderlines of the lands of Thor with the imagination that created it. Hippolyta explains multiple stories to Diana about the creation of man and the Amazons itself. Unfortunately, she leaves out key components, which you notice when Diana is the only child. It also explains that Aries, the God of war (identity will not be given as a spoiler) is hidden somewhere in the world as a villain just waiting, and looking for Diana herself. The barrier that hides their world is pierced only by accident and we see a crashing plane that has lost control with Steve Trevor as the captain. In the end, Diana comes to the world with her basic knowledge and her awkward way of learning. She wants to go to the front where the worst of the fighting is, believing that she will destroy Aries and that the feel of the war will go away.

    Since the movie is amazing and the woman is such a strong wonderful representation, and her understanding of human nature is a rough battle, it’s amazing to watch. The range of types of people in the world is a hard thing to grasp in just a matter of days. And of course, since we are dealing with a astoundingly beautiful woman, and an amazing looking good guy, well we know some form of relationship is going to happen. As they save cities, give people hope, track the awful creations of war, you actually kind of start to remember……Captain America: First Avenger, there, I said it.

    You have a super hero in a World War scenario, pushing through every possible barrier, having the trust of the people, becoming the hero of the ones they saved. Finding something that they believe in and another person in the service that they fall for along the way (aka Agent Carter). There is a weapon in the end, related to the war and separate from Diana’s battle, an awful gas. They have it loaded into a 1 plane (sound familiar to Captain America?), oh and don’t forget his name is Steve (Captain America is Steve Rogers), and this plane has a timer going, no matter what happens, it will detonate each bomb. Diana is fighting another battle while Steve is realizing this, he runs to her, gives her a speech (which she doesn’t hear until later because she has hearing damage from the battle), and then takes off in the plane. She looks at the world and the people around her, feels damaged and is not sure where her faith is, until she hears the speech, where in the end love is declared.

    Unfortunately, this is not before Steve has detonated the plane at the highest point possible in the sky, to save the rest of the world (kind of like Steve Rogers crashing into the ice to keep the World War 2 weapons from affecting the world.) Unfortunately the comparisons are just so close that it was a little bothersome, but that doesn’t make the battle that Wonder Woman go through any less extraordinary, or what she has to discover about herself. As a personal Captain America fan myself, I would rate it 3.5 just because of that storyline being a little bit too close. But as a person who loved the Wonder Woman movie on its own, I would give it a 4.5, so you’re actually really going to have to see it on your own to decide how you feel about it.

    Saw the 25th May at The Pentage Theatre (WorldWide Premiere)

  • 3.5

Critique de Novias

  • Wonder Woman brings DC universe to the front of the line

    Wonder Woman part of the DC Universe is the first movie from DC Entertainment Inc. to finally get it right. The visuals and graphics have been amazing in each movie from the DC Universe and the overall action was exciting but each movie was missing something. Gal Gadot and and Director Patty Jenkins were that missing something, that special spice that forced me against my will to see the movie not once, not twice but to actually pay full price three times to watch Wonder Woman.

    In the United States Wonder Woman opened with a huge $103.3 million weekend, eclipsing the $65 million projection which will give Warner Brothers studio a hint that they do not need to shake up a good combination of actors and director Jenkins. Wonder Woman starts off with a solid foundation of where Diana Prince played by Emily Carey as a young Amazon learning the ropes of being a fighter from Antiope played by Robin Wright against the best wishes of her mother Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons played by Connie Nelsen. As we meet the young Diana, we see where her entire personality of righteousness and strength comes from in an early stage and quickly fall in love with the character. If you have not already become a fan of Wonder Woman after her introduction in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, you should be a fan now!

    As time fast forwards and we meet up with Gal Gadot adult Diana Price still kicking butts and taking on Antiope the General of the Amazons and finding her first superpowers and blasting away the entire competition. But as this new power occurs, she doesn't understand what has occurred and runs away and fine Steve Trevor played by none other than Chris Pine! As if the movie could not get any better, as Steve and Diana interact and become friends and something more, with just the right combination of leviety thrown we meet the rest of the cast of Wonder Woman from the helpful allies to the evil villain General Ludendorff by Danny Huston who is believed to be Aries the God of War who is the mortal enemy of the Amazons for causing Man to fall from grace and create endless war and destruction.

    Without giving away too much of the movie for those few dozen people in the world who have not gone to the theater this week and watched Wonder Woman; First shame on you, but secondly, the acting was spot on, the comedy was a perfect blend without going overboard. The movie was paced slow enough to allow character development but with sufficient movement to sweep you along with story. And we can not forget there is romance because without heartbreak you can not have growth and strength which was enough to give you a gut check and if you were not brought to tears at least once, then frankly you must not have been paying attention to the movie.

    Each visual and every scene that makes up this movie was worked on by many different peoples and companies. Aaron Sims Creative is one that we were able to catch up with and interview which we will be able to share with you shortly along with some content.

    Eastwood Cinema, Eastwood City Walk 2, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Philippines on 06/01/17
    SM Mall, SM Cinema, East Ortigas, Philippines, on 06/03/17 and 06/05/17

  • 5