The Final 'Wonder Woman' Trailer Is Action-Packed (But Worrying)

Monday, 08 May 2017 - 4:03PM
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Monday, 08 May 2017 - 4:03PM
The Final 'Wonder Woman' Trailer Is Action-Packed (But Worrying)
Image credit: DC, Warner Bros.
It's hard to shake the feeling that the marketing campaign for Wonder Woman is a little confused. Sure, there are concerns that Diana Prince's solo movie is being ignored by Warner Bros entirely, but even when we get a new trailer, it feels a little strange. There's something really weird about a movie set in World War I that features a song by Imagine Dragons.

Perhaps this is proof that DC hasn't learned its lesson from Suicide Squad, which also used a soundtrack of rock anthems in such an on-the-nose fashion that it could make Freddie Mercury spin in his grave. Wonder Woman is a warrior. What's a good song to include in the trailer? Warriors by Imagine Dragons, obviously.



DC always seems to do a good job of putting a trailer together, so it's hard to tell whether what we're seeing here is literally all of the good footage from the movie's entire runtime, and there's definitely a chance that fans are overeager to love this film simply because it's about everyone's favorite invisible jet plane owner. As we noted last week, Chris Pine does a good job as a comic foil, and it definitely looks like this movie's going to feature a lot more quips and jokes, in spite of its incredibly depressing trench warfare setting.

What's debatable at this point is whether or not the more comic beats seen in the clips ("How do women fight in these dresses?") will manage to successfully transition into the kind of heartfelt sadness that the movie must inevitably end on. This is a prequel to Batman v Superman, and we know that by that point, Diana Prince has grown a lot less innocent and optimistic, so something pretty terrible must happen in her origin story to make her so reserved.

The biggest challenge that this movie faces is balancing fun and levity of a superhero movie with the crushing reality of its wartime setting. People said BvS was too grim, but Wonder Woman is tackling the war that destroyed (by some historian's accounts) the Western world's faith in humanity.

Wonder Woman hits US theaters on June 2nd, 2017.
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