“Every wand has a story of its own,” author Monique Peterson begins in her new book, Harry Potter: The Wand Collection. Admittedly, I’m hooked almost immediately. Still, I am not always one for the many informational index-style books published as part of the Harry Potter world. I like stories, depth, nostalgia in my Harry Potter books.
But Peterson does not disappoint, as this book is as visually appealing and easy to flip through as it is meaningful. There is certainly value added in the background information provided, which covers wand characteristics, the wandmakers, Ollivander, wand selection and Harry’s first wand, wand movement, and wand battles.
Director: Patty Jenkins
Screenplay: Geoff Johns, Allan Heinberg
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date: June 2, 2017
Given that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad received such poor reviews (including from me), it’s easy to believe that WB could not put out anything remotely entertaining within the DCEU. Their constant meddling and the films’ lack of care certainly proved that they were not up to the task of competing with their rivals at Marvel Studios. But then came Wonder Woman. And this isn’t just about her own standalone film, which opens this weekend — we’ll get to that later — this is about her literally carrying the weight of the DCEU on her shoulders. For it was her who saved Batman v Superman from being a complete abomination. Her wit, her mystery, her power, and her inspiration that carried on throughout that film that had many asking when is Wonder Woman going to get her own feature.
Now that time has come. After years of standing on comic book shelves, the character has finally gotten her own film, simply titled Wonder Woman. Her own story to tell, with no assistance from the Dark Knight or the Man of Steel. Through stunning grace, incredible power, and mighty courage, not only is Wonder Woman what a superhero film should be, it showcases an empowering figure who should be an inspiration to anyone, but most importantly to females who have waited for a character they could look up to.
The first reactions to Warner Brothers’ latest movie in their DC Extended Universe, Wonder Woman, are here. And unlike most early reactions to previous DCEU movies, the response has been positive.
The early reactions are declaring Wonder Woman a hit, saying not only is it good, but its leads, Gal Gadot and Chris Pine have wonderful chemistry, and the film is bright and inspirational. Check out the early reviews below.
Last night, Warner Bros. dropped the final trailer for Wonder Woman during the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film is the title hero’s first standalone flick and centers on Diana Prince’s (Gal Gadot) first steps off Paradise Island to journey to the world of man where she aids Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) to stop a global conflict. Check out the final trailer here below.
After three DCEU films failed to live up to expectations, it’s easy to see why everything about DC’s shared film universe rides on the success of Wonder Woman. Based on what we’ve seen so far, it looks like the film will not disappoint. Of course, the character, played by Gal Gadot, had a little bit of a head start when she appeared alongside Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where she practically stole the show with her heroics.
The title film will be the first major female superhero film to hit theaters, and now Warner Bros. has dropped a new trailer to give us another taste of what is to come. Check it out here below.