Okay so I just finished watching this movie and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Instantly put it in both my Best of WW and Favorites Lists! I’m just gonna go ahead and start gushing lol.
This movie really made me care about the tragedy of Silver Swan as a villain a lot more, especially since Diana finally managed to get through to her in the end, which is so uncommon to see in the comics. The fight at the end against Medusa was nothing short of candy-coated awesomeness! I loved how they even adapted the strategy Wondie used when she fought Medusa in the comics of using her own snake venom to blind herself so she could keep fighting! At first I thought it was kinda weird how they made Giganta reliant on a serum to grow but it totally makes sense that they’d do that so they could set up the giant Medusa fight at the end, which for me is more than enough justification! I love how, in her fight against Cheetah, when it was clear she couldn’t keep up, Diana just moved the fight somewhere more constrained so Cheetah couldn’t run around as much. I thought that was really clever! I was really surprised to see Ferdinand and the Purple Healing Ray too. After all this movie is supposed to be in the same universe as Justice League: War (I’m pretty sure anyway) and that was based on a comic that was trying to do a serious and realistic take on DC’s heroes (screw that “darker = better” mentality btw) and the image of a friendly Minotaur cooking in Diana’s kitchen is just something that’s fun and obviously not to be taken seriously.
On that note, I’m glad everyone at DC seems to agree the whole Wonder Woman/Superman pairing was a mistake. Relationships formed for the sake of making a “Power Couple” rarely last because they’re centered on superficial qualities first and foremost. I ship Diana and Steve all the way.
I actually thought Bloodlines was going to be a sequel to Wonder Woman (2009) but now I’m glad it isn’t because I think I like this movie way better than the 2009 movie. There are things that annoyed me in that one, namely Steve constantly acting like a pig and Diana constantly being sexist up until the end. I was really glad there was no sign of those attitudes here and it was just a fun ride all the way through!
10/10 Will most definitely watch again.