ActionAdventureFantasyReviewsWonder Woman: 4k Review

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
80/100
4K Disc Released
2017
HDR
HDR10 | Dolby Vision
Sound MIx
Dolby Atmos | 12-Track Digital Sound | Sonics-DDP | Dolby Surround 7.1 | IMAX 6-Track | Auro 11.1 | DTS (DTS: X) | SDDS
Aspect Ratio
2.39 : 1
IMDB Rating
7.5
Overall Score
Rating Overview
4K Picture
80%
Audio Quality
70%
Special Features
80%
Store
90%
Rating Summary
Patty Jenkins' directions along with Gal Gadot's acting have been successful to launch a masterpiece of some sort. The script has been amazingly portrayed along with the DC comic character's one. The extras are decent enough, and the picture and sound quality are amazing and made the movie even more fun to watch.

A 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics, Wonder Woman is produced by DC Entertainment (the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and directed by Patty Jenkins. It stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Women along with other casts like Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, and Elena Anaya. Wonder Woman has reached roughly around $821.74 million in the box office which topped the 2002’s Spider-Man ($821.7 million). It is considered to be the second live-action theatrical film. It is also getting a heavy push for the Oscars from the Warner, alongside for the Best Picture and the Best Director.

Wonder Woman is undoubtedly one of the best DC movies ever to be made, and the audience has turned the female superhero movie into a blockbuster.

Movie Review:

Undoubtedly DC has done much on its part to focus on female superheroes and to push them to the limelight, making Jenkins’ directed Wonder Woman a blockbuster. However, the credit seems to be less of Jenkins and more of Gal Gadot. Jenkins did a great job, but it was Gal Gadot’s call to make it lively. She embraced her role in a way that left everyone awestruck. She could go inside the character and make it her own. Even though there are some arguments regarding the fact that DC could do better, it is also true that Wonder Woman is a big success as a blockbuster driven by women. The intricate backdrop seems to be in contrast with the real world or with the real world origin of Batman or Superman which is seen as a flaw. Alongside it is providing two contrasting films as one and in the price of one as well. An innocent young warrior is put front before she gets thrown into World War I for issues related to culture and sexism and then a crucial part is shown where she acts to stop the war. Last but not least, there are many critics for the ending of the film who wanted a decent one. Nonetheless, nobody would deny that the film was a pretty good one.

Storyline (Reviewers take):

The superhero movies have been on the go for the last couple of years and ultimately, for now, reached its pinnacle in 2017 with the advent of James Mangold’s “Logan” and Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman.” Both the films are different in the sense that Mangold’s one features darkness whereas Jenkins’ one portrays optimism and brightness. Jenkins took the comic book adaptations and instilled those on the comic characters genuinely, along with pulling it off with greater success. However, the majority of the success credit lies in the protagonist, Gal Gadot who made an amazing debut as a star vehicle. She played the role of Amazon warrior and demigod Diana Prince. She appears first in the movie during a training battle where she seems to spark the screen.

Along with a smirk she depicts the challenges and determination inside her making the character livelier. In the fictional world created here, Gadot represents her superheroine like features and attitudes to blow the minds off. She focuses on the power a female can have amidst all the superheroes or male-dominated nation. She serves as an aspiring heroine who fights to save humanity with her determination and will power. She is also considered very naïve and unsophisticated for growing up in an isolated remote island of Themyscira and for not knowing the ways of the world. She fails to capture how complicated the world outside of the island is. Point to be noted is, Gadot does not merely display her naïve attributes as stupidity but as a charming innocence along with her relatable chemistry with Chris Pine, who helps her to get along with the ways of the modern world. Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner and Eugene Brave Rock join Diana (Gadot) as a bosom band of buddies and mercenaries to kill the God of War. Despite all these people beside her who are ready to help, Diana stays watchful throughout to meet her goal. Diana’s personality is gradually uncovered as a girl being very fragile on the inside and scared of being rude, who masks that up with the superpowers. This movie has got a lot to do with evils which are nurtured and developed in several ways to reach extremes. But she still differs from her male counterparts as she wants tranquility and love. Collecting all the pieces together, Wonder Woman did create wonders to add in the beginning and went on inspiring others to be as good as her to save the world.

The 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray:

A two-disc combo pack with a flyer and a code for an Ultraviolet Digital Copy is used as Wonder Woman is introduced to the Warner Home Video. It tags in the SD, HDX (1080p) and UHD with Dolby Vision. It got excellent video and audio along with a lot of other features to cut the way to a fantastic, eye-catching film. It provides features for using subtitles in English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French, and Brazilian Portuguese. Anything with HD quality of a superior range will catch the eyes, and when it has a script and cast like Wonder Woman, the conditions and hype will surpass all others.

Picture Quality: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Warner delivered the Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Wonder Woman with a high-quality and textured video presentation. Even though it is formed from a 2K Digital Intermediate which prevents us from appreciating the higher resolution Arri Alexa HD digital and 35mm film source, it still makes an excellent 2160p presentation, framed in the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.40:1 widescreen. 10-bit video depth, a Wider Color Gamut (WCG) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) are used for the disc and is encoded using the HEVC (H.265) codec. The use of HDR and WCG made the pictures more worthy to look at as the shadows were extended and signs of crush were hidden and erased easily. Other features were also used to make the pictures and filming glow and pop. Starting from the shooting of bullet to Wonder Woman’s armor, everything was made perfect with the effect-based features. Grainy images are also given to make it more realistic of the DC series. Alongside a more filmy touch is presented throughout the movie to keep up the pace with DC’s Batman vs. Superman. In short, it has a video resolution/codec of 2160p HEVC/H.265 and an aspect ratio of 2.40:1 alongside the Color Gamut of WCG. Some say the picture says it all, does it? Well for DC comics movies high-quality pictures do play a vital role.

 

Sound Quality: 4.5 out of 5 stars

In the form of an object-based Dolby Atmos track founded upon an already impressive Dolby TrueHD 7.1 core, the Wonder Woman Ultra HD Blu-Ray offers amazing soundtrack and audio. Sound quality serves as one of the vital function of a movie to make it successful. This film starts with slo-mo swords sounds and sandals combat for the first act. Then there are sounds of thunders and horses galloping. The next sounds are of metal warfare, machine gun fires, tanks, and planes. This also offered thematic sounds for every occasion like Wonder Woman’s victory, confidence, power, passion, determination, etc. The soundtrack itself gives several vibes of encouragement and for understanding different scenarios. The hi-tech sound quality used helped the movie to reach the pinnacle of success.

Special Features: 3.5 out of 5 stars

The special features added in the disc are quite rich and amazing. All of these extras are in HD. “finding the Wonder Woman within.” This serves for a greater interest to the ladies and depicts a very thoughtful piece of the storyline which would continue to inspire generations after generations. Next is “The Trinity” where the comparison is done on how Wonder Woman matches the other DC Comics superheroes, going more in depth of the character. “The Wonder Behind the Camera” represents chitchat with the women who worked in the production line and were also responsible for the movie’s success. The breathtaking sequence of “Wonder Woman at War” also portrays a unique addition to the filming as she shoots on the No Man’s Land. Lastly comes the Extended or Deleted Scenes of Boat Conversation, Charlie Never Sleeps, Morning at the Train Station and Parliament Steps, along with the Blooper Reel.

Quick Overview:

Patty Jenkins’ movie “Wonder Woman” went pretty well with the outstanding performance of Gal Gadot. Before she became the Wonder Woman, she was Diana, the princess of the Amazons. She was taught how to be an unconquerable warrior and grew up on an isolated island. Soon she met an American pilot, a role played by Chris Pine and got to know about the situation of the outside world and the increasing conflicts. For the first time, she decided to leave her home to fight alongside men and to stop the war. That is when she finally gets to discover her true self and her hidden powers.

Final Verdict:

Patty Jenkins’ directions along with Gal Gadot’s acting have been successful to launch a masterpiece of some sort. The script has been amazingly portrayed along with the DC comic character’s one. The extras are decent enough, and the picture and sound quality are amazing and made the movie even more fun to watch. The limelight here is on a female protagonist who loves peace and is about to bring forth that in the world to make it a better place. Amidst all her insecurities she fights courageously and confidently to live up to her goal. The 4k UHD disc is surely highly recommended to have on your home collection.