Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition                 review Bobby Blakey

Before exploding onto the big screen with her debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman had only had a couple of real spotlights of her brought to the small screen including her hit TV series and 2009 animated feature. Now with her first official big screen live action feature getting ready to explode on the big screen, Warner Bros. is revisiting the animated feature with the Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition on Blu-ray.

Wonder Woman follows the mystical island of Themyscira where a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a princess of untold beauty, grace and strength – Diana. When U.S. fighter pilot Steve Trevor crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares (the God of War) has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazonians and has decided to exact his revenge by starting a World War that will last for centuries and wipe out every living being on the planet, starting with the Amazons. It is up to Diana to save her people and the world – by using her gifts and becoming the ultimate Wonder Woman! Much like most of the DC Animated Universe this one features a great voice cast including Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Rosario Dawson, Oliver Platt, Virginia Madsen, and Marg Helenberger who all do a great job bringing their characters to life.

 

The story here does a great job of not only introducing Wonder Woman’s origin, but also offering up a great tribute to a character that has struggled to get the credit she deserves on the big screen. This film came out early during their animated feature boom and surprised many for its violent contend and overall more adult approach, but it works perfectly to take it to the next level. The animation is excellent, the story is fun and the action is a plenty and will no doubt please any hardcore fan of the classic character.

 

In addition to the film this feature includes numerous bonus content including commentary, featurettes and a sneak peek at their next animated feature Batman and Harley Quinn. Grab your copy of Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition when it hits Blu-ray on May 16th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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