'Wonder Woman' Clip Shows Diana Saving a Distressed Steve Trevor

Friday, 05 May 2017 - 1:57PM
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Wonder Woman
Friday, 05 May 2017 - 1:57PM
'Wonder Woman' Clip Shows Diana Saving a Distressed Steve Trevor
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There are certain tropes in superhero movies that seem to pop up so often that they're just taken as read. Of course, Spider-Man or Superman is going to save a damsel in distress in an alley by beating up some thugs. Of course he's going to get a quick smooch afterwards as a reward. That's how superhero movies have been built.

For those who are more than a little tired of how often this trope is applied, a new clip from Wonder Woman is here to help provide some variation on the formula. In this clip, Steve Trevor (played by Chris Pine) attempts to save Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) from a group of gun-wielding enemies - possibly already contemplating the nice smooch he'll get when he saves the day.

Then, because this movie is called Wonder Woman and not Steve, Diana Prince steps forward and uses her mighty Amazonian gauntlets to crack open a fresh can of whoop-ass.



There's a lot here to love - especially for those who are thrilled to see a woman save the day for once in the history of comic book movies. What's particularly fun, though, is the sense of energy and banter between Gadot and Pine. It's clear that both are phenomenally cast, and the man best known as Baby Captain Kirk does an incredible job of providing the comic foil to Wonder Woman's smart, efficient superhero.

DC has been making a lot of noise recently about changing the tone of its movies in order to make them feel less grim and depressing. If this short clip is any indication of what we'll be getting with Wonder Woman, it seems that this movie will be a lot more relaxed and lighthearted than what's come before in the DC universe, in spite of being set during the most depressing periods of the twentieth century.

If the story is solid and the characters are this consistently enjoyable, then Patty Jenkins' superhero movie could be the first big critical hit that DC has been waiting for. Wonder Woman comes to theaters June 2, 2017.
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