Patty Jenkins Explains Why Wonder Woman Isn't Rated R

No deleted scenes in Wonder Woman

In addition, someone at DC clearly got the memo about including more humour in their films, because there's a lightness of touch here that's extremely welcome - Wonder Woman may not be up there with the Marvel movies in terms of laughs-per-minute, but it's a vast improvement on the doom and gloom of Batman v Superman or Suicide Squad.

Actor Gal Gadot was on the verge of quitting acting before auditioning for her role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Jenkins and Heinberg prove early on that they can tell a swift and engaging origin story, stage a killer battle, and draw compelling characters, but it's in these unexpectedly amusing scenes that they really hit their stride.

Gadot's Diana/Wonder Woman is brilliant but unsophisticated; courageous but sometimes reckless; compassionate yet stubborn; idealistic yet capable of deadly force when there's no other choice; endowed with astounding powers but as yet unsure of how to harness and master all her gifts.

There we get a wonderful scene where Steve is completely naked coming out of a hot tub.

Gal Gadot puts Wonder Woman's bracelets to work.

A true "Wonder Woman", indeed!

Director Patty Jenkins' origin story is packed with heart and empathy, and we have Gadot's endearing performance to thank for that - but it's also a byproduct of the timeline.

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She is the ideal Wonder Woman - a true blue hero who's as believable in her bafflement of women's fashions and social mores as she is dead-lifting a tank and swatting away machine gun fire with only her arm cuff. And, frankly, I appreciate someone centering a superhero character around something so simple and earnest in a time full of so much vitriolic hate and garbage. She's fantastic. I feel like I'm the luckiest actress that I got to work with such a phenomenal director like her. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman", in theaters on June 2.

The time is World War I. Diana and Steve travel to Europe, where the war's grinding toward a conclusion. It's an emotion-wrencher too - we feel all of the horror and heroics, and every member of Wonder Woman's band of merry men plays his part - which leads to a pretty downbeat/heart-rending moment. It's great, we see Diana really come into her own as a hero and we see her inevitable breakdown and switch into the Wonder Woman we know and love.

Director #PattyJenkins makes good use of her time on the island, unfolding Diana's complicated origin story as concisely as possible. After she rescues an American pilot named Steve (Pine, sporting an impressive command of turtlenecks and fur-collared jackets), she chooses to leave her utopian matriarchal society and march directly into the horrors of World War I. All with the hopes of saving humanity from the wrath of the god Ares. I think her sincerity and compassion are her greatest super powers of all.

Chris described this as having a Casablanca feel and Patty said she was really going for the Chris Reeve Superman feel. It's amusing because Diana has never met a man before, and the first one she meets, she falls in love with. When Diana is intent on pursuing Danny Huston's Ludendorff, the evil German general behind the manufacture and deployment of devastating chemical weapons developed by sidekick Dr. Maru (Elena Anaya), Trevor assembles a rag-tag bunch of misfit soldiers to accompany her.

Wonder Woman positive she can defeat Superman.

And of course we have Ares, the God of War himself. But I'd argue that Wonder Woman's time period is a pretty clever stealth weapon to explore some of the movies more progressive themes (more on that in a sec), not to mention the fact that it gives the film a retro-cool charge reminiscent of Joe Johnston's Captain America: The First Avenger.

The trailers underwhelmed, and Chris Pine always sat firmly at the bottom of the Hollywood Chris hierarchy for me (Hemsworth, Pratt, Evans, and then Pine).



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