Another film based on a series of books that I haven’t read so I of course have no knowledge going in. I am aware of the series as it was in the bookcase of my house when I was a kid. I don’t read as much as I should but I kind of want to read it now.
For those who didn’t know, myself included, this film was based on Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières long-running French sci-fi comics series Valérian And Laureline. From the trailers, this looked like a very ambitious sci-fi film visually but we all know that this isn’t always enough.
There is nothing an audience likes better than the sight of a woman with a sword. A long, long overdue movie, given our taste for superheroics, Wonder Woman deserves to be a hit. All the things that go right here overwhelm the couple of things that don't.