REVIEW: WONDER WOMAN (2009)
Movie opens with the Amazon queen (Virginia Madsen) beheading her own son, laying out a complete origin story for her daughter who would become Wonder Woman. I admit I haven't read a comic book since I was 13, never was into DC, and wasn't too interested in these direct-to-video superhero cartoons before. But the opportunity to see the two main actors from Adrienne Shelley's "Waitress" (Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion) in yet another film directed by a female was too rare to pass up! It's got plenty of thrilling action and memorable dialog, and the filmmakers were very responsible as far as presenting Wonder Woman as a role model with added dimension. I was impressed at some of the gender issues this movie was able to tackle without being heavy handed or distracting. Definitely recommended!