Wonder Woman 4KUHD Review


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The Movie: 7/10
It’s Wonder Woman, I’m not going to lie, I already love it. The girl in me still remembers spinning in the living room as Diana Prince turned into Wonder Woman. I slung the lasso, imaginary of course, and crossed my wrists for the ultimate power…yes, I did. Telling me a newer take on her life is fine by me, and I’m glad to say I really enjoyed it. It has flaws, every movie does. I would say the best part of this story is that it took me on an adventure. That’s what super heroes should do. It’s not a documentary! It’s a flick with characters who are beyond human, touched by mythologies and legends. Our Wonder Woman stands for good, wants to protect we puny humans from the evils of the universe, what more could you want?

I like her “origin” story. I like how she comes to have her weapons and other gear. I like her point of view, and her tenacity. I did have a couple of complaints, if I’m being honest. I didn’t really like how small it all seemed. I know they went on a big adventure, traveled around, even to a mysterious hidden island, but it still felt contained. I think in any super hero story I need to feel that they are super for one big reason, that the bad stuff in the universe is so bad it’s going to destroy the whole world, so it feels more urgent, bigger. I’m sure I’m being greedy, but they are SUPER heroes!

The relationships are written well, nothing too corny for me. I understand the love interest and the human heroic inspirations. The bad guys and gal are all pretty darn menacing, even if I don’t feel a bigger threat overall. The look of everything is OK. I will nit  pick about some of the CGI. I just hope someday we get the thing about how humans doing weird stuff look like humans, and not like characters in video games. If you watch too close it kind of ruins a few of the big scenes, but I tried to just divert my eyes a bit. A movie that can make me want to stay in the zone, even with the ropy visuals is good for me.

Overall I had a great time with my childhood hero, Wonder Woman, and I look forward to more of her story!

 


Features: 9/10

  • Epilogue: Etta’s Mission (3 Minutes) – I imagine this was going to be a stinger at the end credits, it’s kinda fun and sets up a sequel or spin-off.
  • Crafting The Wonder (16 Minutes) – A look at how the film took shape.
  • A Director’s Vision Featurettes (25 Minutes) – This is the meat and potatoes of the extras here. Split into 5 parts it takes you through all aspects of the making of Wonder Woman.
  • Warriors Of Wonder Woman Featurette (10 Minutes) – A look at the training it took for the Amazonian women to get in shape for the movies first big action sequence.
  • The Trinity Featurette (16 Minutes) – A look at the Trio of Wonder Woman, Superman & Batman and the relationships the comic books have told over the years.
  • The Wonder Behind The Camera Featurette (10 Minutes) – A chat with director Patty Jenkins and the other female crew who worked on Wonder Woman.
  • Finding The Wonder Woman Within (23 Minutes) – A look at the comic book and TV shows that came before this feature.
  • Extended Scenes (9 Minutes) – Five extended scenes.
  • Alternate Scene Walk To No Man’s Land (1 Minute) – A longer version of the best scene in the film.
  • Blooper Reel (5 Minutes) – Cast and crew ham it up.
  • 4KUHD, Blu-ray & UV Digital Copy




Cover Art and Menus: 6.5/10
The cover is fine, but wow, so many other ways to represent this movie. I wouldn’t put anyone besides our Wonder Woman on there, or maybe even just her gear. I think more of that symbol she wears and her rope and shield than I do of who she is. I wouldn’t have this as a poster, except I have a feeling we might get the set of DC and probably Marvel eventually:)



Audio & Video: 10/10
The 4K Transfer Warner use here is nothing short of miraculous. Shot using the 4-perf Super 35 camera and framed for the 2.39:1 aspect ratio the 2160P transfer is unbelievable. Crisp close up shots, lots of shadow detail and a sublime color palette are what you can expect here. The Blu-ray also included in the set is also pristine you can’t lose.

Dolby Atmos & Dolby TrueHD 7.1 are the audio choices here. The Atmos track is very very clear and has a very loud center channel. The movie is almost all action so you do get surround sound at all times. The walls actually shook a few times during the assault on the trenches. Wonder Woman on 4K or Blu-ray is an amazing experience.

Overall Score 7/10