Ever since I saw Gal Gadot in Batman v Superman and how she captured the iconic amazon warrior perfectly with her strong spirit and just the right amount of humor coming from Diana’s newness to the “world of man”, I knew I couldn’t wait to see her star in her own movie. After what seemed like forever, Wonder Woman was released earlier this year and I loved seeing it in IMAX 3D, and now it’s home in UHD with the Wonder Woman 4K Blu-ray.
Despite some issues with a few of the special effects, it’s easily one of the best comic book based films I’ve seen in awhile, and is sure to have viewers waiting on her return in the upcoming Justice League movie.
Movie reviewer Chris Pandolfi also saw this at the theaters, and he has all of the plot details and more in his review of the summer blockbuster. Once you’ve checked out his review, be sure to come back here for my take on the film and the special features in this collection. As mentioned earlier, I loved this movie before I even saw it, and I’m glad I wasn’t disappointed upon seeing it at the movies and watching it again at home. Everything from Diana’s humble and tragic beginnings, to making her way to our world during World War II and giving hope to the hopeless was perfectly done. The only gripe I had was with some of the special effects, namely Diana’s lasso when she fights with it during one scene. Not to poke fun at it, but it reminded me heavily of Cowboy Curtis and his lasso from the hit Pee-wee’s Playhouse show from the 80’s, and it moved just as wonky as it did back then.
Also without spoiling anything, the film gets a bit CG heavy at the end when the main villain makes their appearance, which makes you feel as though you’re watching a video game cutscene. But with most Hollywood blockbusters, this should come as no surprise.
Despite those minor issues, the movie looks and sounds absolutely amazing in 4K UHD, and the added bonus of HDR just makes the film look like a newer version from the one I saw in theaters. Details and colors seem to leap off the screen as you watch, and every fun piece of dialogue and thunderous booms from the action scenes come through nicely on sound systems. When the dust settles, there’s a few special features to rope in and take a look at, starting with “Finding the Wonder Woman Within”. This extra goes a little into the history of the amazon heroine and her impact on comic books and the world through the years. “Crafting the Wonder” is a nice behind the scenes look at the making of the film, and features interviews with some of the cast and characters and more. “The Trinity” discusses how Wonder Woman fits in with Batman and Superman and why they work together so well.
While there’s a few more extras to see, I remember reading that director Patty Jenkins said that wouldn’t be any deleted scenes, yet here we are with not one, not two, but several deleted/extended scenes to view, and there’s a fun blooper reel added into the mix as well.
If you’re looking for a good film to watch with friends and family, Wonder Woman on 4K UHD Blu-ray is one you’ll want to pull out your lasso and rope in for a great time. Gal Gadot captures the iconic heroine perfectly, and despite some of iffy CG here and there, the action scenes deliver and make good use of the 4K details and audio. Throw in some fun and interesting special features, and you’ve got a wonder of a film to add to your collection.