The film follows the tale of Diana, princess of the Amazons and raised on a sheltered island paradise of only amazonian women. When an American pilot crashes on their beach he tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world. This leads Diana to leave her home in an effort to safe the world and take on the evil god of war Aries.
There is so much right with this movie and to be honest very little wrong. Lets start with the slight wrongs, which is mostly the run time. It did feel like the film could of shaved some time of some scenes, at times it felt like alot of filler which could easier take you out of the story. I wasn't convinced with the casting of Aries either. He looked a bit too old to be playing the part of the War God which made the film fight seem laughable at points.
Other than the above though the films was a total hit. Gal Gadot is the absolute spot on look for Diana, She looks like a god damn superhero and brings the kick arse factor, something you don't really get from the trailers as a whole. Chris Pine was...well Chris Pine, he is one of those actors who you only see as the actor, a little like Will Smith or Tom Cruise. This is in no way a criticism on the guys acting skill, he is pretty good in this film, but it would be nice to see him be transformed a little more acting wise.
The World War 1 setting was very fitting for the overall tone of the film, the soundtrack was heavy hitting and visually the set pieces are breathtakingly good. As stated at the top of the review, this will do for DC what the Iron Man film did for the MCU, it fixes the mistakes made in Batman V Superman and has really got me excited for the Justice League films later this year. Is this my favourite superhero film of all time? No, but it is up there in my top 10 of superhero films and is the right direction for the DCU as a whole.