Thursday Movie Picks: Directed by a Female Director

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today it’s time to honor some amazing female directors!

#1 Wonder Woman – Patty Jenkins

Most of the DCEU films were a giant mess but Wonder Woman is amazing. Maybe because it was direct by a woman…

#2 Thirteen – Catherine Hardwicke

I actually hadn’t been aware that Thirteen is also from a female director. It’s a pretty intense movie, so make sure to check it out.

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Wonder Woman (DCEU #4)

Hello, hello!
Today I get to talk about the DCEU movie I was most excited about. Although I didn’t exactly love the other films, I had high hopes for Wonder Woman. Let’s see how that turned out!

The Plot:

In this film, we learn about Wonder Woman’s origin. As the daughter of the Queen of the Amazons, she grew up on Themiscyra, a mystical island. When a pilot crashlands and reveals information about the first World War, Wonder Woman aka Diana has to leave her homeland to rescue the world.

The Rating:

This was amazing! I am so relieved to say that I finally found a DCEU movie I loved.

The story is quite intriguing and despite a few flaws I was hooked and thrilled throughout the entire film. Not only is it interesting that they went with WWI instead of WWII for a change, but it’s also wonderful to follow Diana as she discovers our world.

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (DC Icons #1)

Hello, my beloved readers!
After I had devoured all of the Grishaverse novels, I went on to pick up Leigh Bardugo’s contribution to the DC Icons series. Although I hadn’t been a superhero fan for most of my life, I got sucked into the MCU and now I’m checking out the DC Universe as well. I liked the Wonder Woman movie, so I was pretty excited to give this one a shot!

The Plot:

Diana, daughter of the Queen of the Amazons, longs for a chance to prove herself. An opportunity opens up when she saves a girl from drowning and suddenly finds her self tasked with saving the world…

The Rating:

This was quite good!

First of all, the Wonder Woman of the book (and the other Amazons as well as Themiscyra) are but an inspiration. Many things differ from the info that have been established in comic or movies thus far.
It’s difficult to take an already famous character but then make the thing your own. Here and there I felt like Bardugo struggled a bit with that.

The story we get is pretty much your standard “let’s go on a quest to save the world before the times runs out” type of thing. There wasn’t too much surprising or unique stuff going on and that left me a little disappointed.

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