Wonder Woman – Nostalgia Critic

The world seems to love it, but can the Nostalgia Critic find some humorous flaws to break through those armor bracelets?

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106 Comments on "Wonder Woman – Nostalgia Critic"

MiscellaneousSoup
Guest

Personally, I thought it was just okay. War movies were never my favorite genre, otherwise I would have liked it more. Also, SEMI SPOILERS, it needed more Doctor Poison.

misterprickly
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Agreed!
Doctor Poison should have been the main (human) villain as opposed to the General.

In war; Generals come and go whereas people like Dr poison would be invaluable.

I also would have love to see WW face off against a female villain that takes perverse please in taking the lives of the innocent.

metazoxan
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I agree. Personally I really enjoyed the movie but if I was to give it an objective raiting I’d only give it 7 or 7.5 out of 10.

Meaning it’s certainly a fun movie but it’s not some flawless masterpiece.

Frosty83
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My biggest issue with this movie was completely personal. I don’t really like it when superheroes are brought to real wars that happened in history, unless they have a fitting enemy for them – all throughout the movie. But then again, I know this is not really a fair complainment, because it’s just part Wonder Woman’s backstory anyway.

In the other hand the action is awesome, and the character is lovable. That’s already a million times better than the other recent DC movies. I’m satisfied.

shadowspider9
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I think it’s a fair complaint. Wonder Woman’s backstory really doesn’t have to involve her getting involved in a real world war. Heck, most modern versions don’t even bring that up.
The only superhero who’s origin is deeply tied to a real life war is Captain America. Since he was created specifically to fight Nazi’s.

Dechha1981
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Actually, Wonder Woman first apeared in all-star comics #8 in 1941.

Guess what was happening at the time.

Someoneelse
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Well that applies to all golden age heros

Davin
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I can’t really complain it was good but i now what you mean, asside from the WW1 setting this movie didn’t do anything real different from the 2009 animated Wonder Woman movie. in the end it was the same thing. go defeat Ares and everyone’s happy. that was my gripe with the movie.

“i only whispered in their ear” then after being defeated the war should have continued

SalimCasab
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I Thought it was an OK movie. People are giving too much credit to it because the past DCEU movies sucked. It’s not a bad movie, I just think it was OK 😀

Someoneelse
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If they didn’t use the gas mask scene to make a really dark Sandman shout out they should of.

SpeedyEric
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I was thinking that, too.

JohnnyElRojo
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Dammit! In Spain doesn’t premiere until the Friday. Now I have something else to wait to see.

The Scarlet Ninja
Guest

I went in hearing it was great, so being a minor Wonder Woman fan, I was pretty eager to see it. The first half hour was really good to me and it got me invested. But by the time they left the island, it was pretty much stuff I saw before in the first Thor and Captain America movies. In fact, the whole movie feels like a fusion of those two. So to some up my opinion “Tardy to the Party AGAIN DC…but you brought a hot chick, so we’ll forgive you THIS time.”

Tiago
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Yeah, because Marvel invented the World War AND mythology…
Great coment, sport!

The Scarlet Ninja
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Never claimed Marvel “invented” those, just saying they did them first, and to see it again done differently was…boring. I still think it was ok, it just didn’t blow me away, and I think ppl are confusing “doesn’t suck like the others” with “great movie” is all.

Lobsel Vith
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I think you’re the one who is confused if you’re under the impression that your opinion on the movie is an indisputable fact.

The Scarlet Ninja
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Of course not, everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. I never claimed that you should hate or love this movie, that’s up to you. Just saying what I thought.

Chris Drysdale
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This film was for me, very safe and generic. It is then topped off with a pretty awful ending which leaves it a 5/10. Her whole drive was to kill Ares who might not even be the root of the problem in the first place, and when she kills who she believes is Ares, she realises that conflict isn’t as simple as killing the big baddie, but then…The big baddie does show up, looks ridiculous, still plays with the same theme of humanity being corrupt. But when he dies, boom! War over, everyone is happy. Wtf? Also I felt the… Read more »
Blixerking
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You’re not thinking about this fourth dimensionally, even if Areas death stops WWI. WWII still happens, all that war, death, and the development of the most destructive weapons in human existence happens all with out his involvement.

Trekker4747
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Since Tamera really is diabetic, I’m surprised she allowed the “sugar will kill me” bit in there. Diabetics can have sugar, they have to be careful with it and monitor it and that piece of cake was pretty huge for anyone, let-alone a diabetic, but she could have eaten some of it just fine. (Granted if she’s Type 1 it’s incredibly harder for her to do it and she has to pretty much constantly keep her insulin levels in check and watch what she eats but she could still eat a piece of cake and live so long as she… Read more »
ShadowsTwilight
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I’m pretty sure that joke is in there BECAUSE Tamara is diabetic. She has a surprisingly good sense of humor about it

The Real Silverstar
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Just repeat to yourself “It’s just a video; I should really just relax”.

ladydiskette
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“Actually I thought the movie was pretty good-”
“Shut up I am being offended for you.”

Most Male Feminist White-Knighting in a nutshell.

turkeypedal
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Great posts except for two things. 1. That’s not what “white knighting” means. It refers to defending someone in order to curry their favor or to get something out of it. It is not being offended on behalf of someone who isn’t offended. 2. This is more important. What you just described DID NOT HAPPEN. Feminist men did not start arguing that the film was not feminist enough. The very thing you are saying is typical behavior DID NOT HAPPEN. And that’s the problem. You got 17 upvotes for this at the time I am writing this. Yet what you… Read more »
turkeypedal
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And I guess I’ll give those who made it this far a little extra. Feminism, like most ideologies, isn’t about who is offended, but about a set of principles. Whether women are offended is beside the point on whether something is or isn’t feminist. And, even if something fails on some principles, it’s okay to criticize something that’s good. It’s also okay to not like something, or even be offended by it. Not because other people are offended, but because it betrays the principles you uphold. This idea that we are offended on someone else’s behalf ignores the actual claims… Read more »
SpeedyEric
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Speaking as a DCEU fan, I like to thank you, Doug, for giving a positive review of one of these movies for once. Honestly, I didn’t watch your reviews of Batman v Superman or Suicide Squad, because I already knew that they are comprised with 50% whining and 50% bitching on a movie that doesn’t deserve that much hate and negativity. I just don’t take to kindly with reviews on movies that I genially like or love, because I always like to think as positive as possible, and I feel that negative reviews like these are saying to me “If… Read more »
Spike-Prime
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I’d say, if anything, Batman v Superman deserved more disdain, revulsion and infuriation at just how shit it was than was actually provided in the review. It is, in my opinion, worse than what had previously been the ultimate bad superman film, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. At least that movie is so bad in a special way, it is laughable. At least it has some form of humour. At least Superman doesn’t look like he’s ten seconds away from committing suicide, and can actually act (seriously, Cavill is awful in his portrayal. I don’t know why, since he… Read more »
JachAnen
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I disagree about Cavill’s performance, at least I wouldn’t fault him for playing Superman that way since I actually see Superman being portrayed that way most of the time, and he was probably instructed to act that way. I do agree with you about BvS however, it got too much credit because of the idea behind it I think. It’s an awesome idea to make a Hollywood movie out of, but it makes it even worse since it didn’t portray it well, but that’s subjective, so I can get why younger people or non-comic or superhero lovers might see through… Read more »
Spike-Prime
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I did say in the comment, Cavill can act. I’m just saying, I think he’s terrible in those movies. Then again he’s only got crap to work with.

cannedfury
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Don’t worry, Eric. People think you’re dumb for many other reasons.

ran76
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an Ak-47 in 1918?

misterprickly
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Well how does a common bronze shield stand up to a heavy machine gun let alone a tank shell?

Only the wristbands were bulletproof not the rest of her!

That shield should have been blown off her wrist in the first few seconds.

Spike-Prime
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I’m pretty sure all her weapons are mystically enchanted. We know for a fact her wrist guards, sword and lasso are. It’s not a big stretch to say it’s not ordinary bronze.

misterprickly
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They were the same kind that were ineffective on the beach of Themyscira.

That battle scene proved the Amazons would be laughably outdone if the left the island.

I could see the sword being special (due to all the hype surrounding it) but the shield was just common bronze.

Dechha1981
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All Wonder Woman’s stuff is Olympian. Her lasso is made from the girdle of athena, her tiara is made from the something else of another god etc.

Even if the shiled was made on Themiscura not Olympus, there’s nothing “common” about any of Wonder woman’s stuff.

Daniel Brizuela
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It may not be absolutely perfect, but it was powerful and amazing. Also, I didn’t know Tamara was diabetic. Love the fact they added that the Wonder Woman creator also made the lie detector. http://daniel-brizuela.blogspot.com/2017/06/wonder-woman.html

Dracologist
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Wonder Woman was a borderline decent movie. Not fantastic not terrible, not great, not bad. Just right there in the middle as a “meh, it’s a movie” style film. My issues with the film comes from everyone raving about how good it is when it really doesn’t deserve that. People claim “It’s better than other dc movies”, but I even disagree with that, because if you compare it to the Dark Knight Trilogy then I think it ranks third in best DCEU movies. The worst issue with this film is that it’s based on the New 52 line and a… Read more »
Alana Hendrickson
Guest

Well I loved the Wonder Woman Movie, and Man of Steel, BVS, and SS. Suck it Marvel fans and DC haters.

Someoneelse
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How is what you just said hurt Marvel fans you basically just called the DC Movies average.

Noek
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Why did you do no Star Wars jokes for the final fight, I mean the bad guy talks about giving into hate and joining him while shooting lightning, my brother and I couldn’t stop making Sidious, and some Vader jokes/lines/memes during it.

The Real Silverstar
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Because he’s not required by law to.

Spike-Prime
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Honestly, I didn’t think this film was that great. It was decent, but not mind-blowing. I get what you mean about Wondie going onto the battlefield being strong for a very different reason than most superhero films, and the way you describe it is the way I wish they’d portrayed Superman. Personally, I really wish Man of Steel hadn’t happened and instead we got something more close to what you talk of here, but better scripted than the actual film of Wonder Woman. Again, I didn’t dislike the film by any stretch, but it was… acceptable. I think the weirdest… Read more »
Bull Durham
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The thing is there’s no moral ambiguity in WWII with the Nazis involved as opposed to WWI

AStrangeBeing
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Agreed. In WWII, you knew who the bad guys were. WWI was way more complex.

Killsteal_Wolf
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Which is a problem when the film itself only ever shows the Germans as the bad guy. There’s a grand total of 1 Bad Guy on the british side and that’s because he’s the God of War in disguise! It’s like they forgot the Nazi’s weren’t in World War 1 or something. It’s hard to believe their story there is badness in everyone when you never show any good Germans or any Bad British people (Or heck, any of the other Numerous factions in the war).

Spike-Prime
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I have further added to the point before, just read above for why I feel as I do ^^;

Spike-Prime
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That was one of my problems with the film. It portrays things in a not-very-interesting way in terms of the complexities. In fact, most often it seems to ignore how complicated and corrupt WWI was, and how horrendous every country came across by the end. Especially how Germany was treated like shit afterwards, to the degree that its economy, infrastructure and social climate was decimated, and basically caused the exact environment from which a party like the Nazis would thrive and cause the problems they did. In the film, they basically treated it like the Germans were the bad guys,… Read more »
Strangefacts101
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I liked this movie a whole bunch. I love the fact Wonder Woman has to find out she can’t save everyone.

misterprickly
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I liked how she was rendered speechless when she saw the horror of war.
Seeing all those men with bodies broken, limbs missing and minds lost; makes her greatly adjust that gung-ho attitude.

She’s grown up with such a romanticised view of war that when reality sets in, she’s scared by it.

I applauded that decision.

CaeliaDiMekio
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Love Tamara’s tattoos. Also, can we keep the Archers gag? I love it.

Sicod
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A buddy of mine picked apart some of the weapons and the use of the tank…you know, the historical accuracy part. He never mentioned how getting from somewhere near Turkey to somewhere near London in one night (by boat) was supposed to work. I liked the movie. I did not like how amazons (who had been disconnected from the world of man for thousands of years and did not seem to understand exactly what guns were) SPOKE ALL MODERN LANGUAGES. English is nothing like it was, nor is any other language. It wouldn’t have annoyed me as much if she… Read more »
Megalodon
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(Sorry, long post.) It was only an “okay” movie for me. [SPOILERY] I had problems with how naive they made her. She acts so worldly and wise like she knows how humanity works better than, you know, humanity (whom she’s never met or interacted with, btw) and yet acts profoundly stupid when it comes to realizing that maybe, just MAYBE, she’s wrong. And yeah, right after teasing us with showing she might finally have the epiphany that humanity isn’t all sweetness and light, and that their flaws are all somehow the fault of one easily defeatable foe… nope! Here’s your… Read more »
Megalodon
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(Admittedly, I didn’t watch the review before I posted. But even after having seen it, I stand by my points, and I respectfully disagree with the NC’s opinions on the appeal of this movie and of its DC offering.)

Tiago
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I liked Ares in the movie. Maybe I liked it more since I really liked the New 52 Wonder Woman (for me the best comic book in the reboot) and I really tought the ideas they used were very interesting for the character. Since the movie was going for a mix of old and newer comics (Diana’s origin as being the daughter of Zeus is mostly Brian Azzarello’s New 52 Wonder Woman), the idea of a wahsed out old man as Ares isn’t all that farfashed, since it is the idea he is always and constatly working througout history that… Read more »
CJ-1
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Movie was great, albeit having some silly moments.

All I’m wondering now is if Tamara really is diabetic. If she is, I feel sorry for her. If it’s just a joke, then… okay.

Blayshy
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She actually is.

JachAnen
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Doubt she would get a “Diabetic” tattoo if she wasn’t, she can’t be that crazy. Even considering she knows Doug.
Nice thinking getting one.

Revegelance
Guest

Dang, now I want Hand Cake.

AStrangeBeing
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This works much better alone than connecting it to the other films IMO. You have Wonder Woman learning the flaws in humanity and yet states that she will never lose faith in them. Then BvS states that she has given up on them, effectively contradicting the hopeful ending of the film and having Ares win. Granted, it’s not the film’s fault; it just has to deal with Snyder’s misguided decisions. Correct me if I got it wrong.

WeirdoWithaCello
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Her theme was played on an electric cello, by (in BvS) my hero Tina Guo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI2ASp0f7GU

Why do I bring this up? Because f*ck your guitar!

JachAnen
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I thank you for that link. Now spending a lot of time listening to her work, and trying not to cry at Schindlers List theme.

misterprickly
Guest

It was a mix of Thor, Captain America and the 300!
The movie was good and I do recommend it; though I do have some nitpicks.

They could have explained her knowledge of languages being from the tiara of wisdom; hence why her mother gave it to her before she left.

Gal could have worn blue contacts since WW does have blue eyes.

And was it to much for WW to do one spin?!
She could have done it in the trenches just before she leaps into action.

Again… Nitpicks.

It’s still a good movie!

Ian Brown
Guest

Personally I thought Wonder Woman was good, damn good, although I think Man of Steel is a little better, although that is one of my top ten favorite comic book films, my ranking would be…
1. Man of Steel- 9/10
2. Wonder Woman- 8.5/10
3. Batman v Superman (UC)- 8/10
4. Batman vSuperman (TC)- 6/10
5. Suicide Squad- 6/10

Blayshy
Guest

Lol, having a bullshit movie like Batman V.s. Superman being considered a good comic book film.

Cirra
Guest

The movie was charming and extremely enjoyable for me. 🙂 Not only did this movie finally show me the appeal of modern DC (when done right), but I actually saw homage to my beloved Donner Superman in those glasses, trench coat, and hat, while saving our lead lad from roughians in a dark alley! 😀

handsomefatman
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Men shouldn’t direct superhero movies for a while. Let women show what they would be consistently showing us if Hollywood didn’t hate them.

Don’t @ me.

Blayshy
Guest

Goddammit, a clipless review.
Not only are they biased as fuck due to the crew re-acting the movie instead of using the actual clips but they feel forced.

The Real Silverstar
Guest

Well, there’s this little matter of folks who borrow clips of a movie which is currently in theaters getting into legal trouble and said videos getting taken down by the big corporations. If you know a way these guys can review a current theatrical release while using clips of said movie which isn’t going to get their video taken down, I’m sure they’d love to hear it.

Blayshy
Guest

Then why doesn’t he wait until he can get a DVD of the movie?
Also, he got videos taken down even when reviewing years-old movies so that doesn’t change anything and is not a valid excuse.

Goldstar
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How long has Doug been doing this? It’s a review of a movie that’s still playing in theaters. Did you really think that there would be clips? That thing would get taken down by the copyright police before it was even up! “Then why doesn’t he wait until he can get a DVD of the movie?” Because he wants to review the movie while it’s still current and it won’t be current six months from now. Also, the fact that older movies have also gotten taken down is YouTube’s issue, not Doug’s, and the fact that you personally don’t don’t… Read more »
The Real Silverstar
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“(Doug) got videos taken down even when reviewing years-old movies so that doesn’t change anything and is not a valid excuse.” Actually, it IS a valid excuse, because it’s a testament to how messed up the internet’s (particularly YouTube’s) copyright policies are right now. A review of a years-old movie boasting clips may get taken down, but a review of a current movie boasting clips *definitely* will. It’s why James Rolfe is currently using stills in his reviews rather than clips, heck it’s why Doug’s on Vid.Me now. The rules on Fair Use need to be examined and rethought before… Read more »
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