Blu-ray Review: ‘Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition’

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The story in Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition (in stores Tuesday, May 16) is loosely based on a story by George Pérez’s Gods and Mortals in 1987 (according to Wikipedia). It originally came out in 2009 and now is being re-released as part of Wonder Woman 75.

The Queen of the Amazons Hippolyta (Virginia Madsen) has been in battle with Ares (Alfred Molina) and it leads to a bloody mess of her people. She’s about to slay Ares when Zeus (David McCallum) and Hera (Marg Helgenberger) interfere. They give her the island of Themyscira for the Amazons and enslave Ares to live as mortal unless another God frees him. In time Hippolyta is given a daughter Princess Diana (Keri Russell).

Years later a fighter pilot Steve Trevor (Nathan Fillion) crash lands on the island and it doesn’t go over well with the Amazons. Soon Diana captures him and brings him to her mother, who decides he’s of no danger. She says he should be returned to his own kind. Diana wants to escort him back but her mother says no. So she wears a disguise and wins the right to escort him.

Ares manages to seduce an Amazon and get released. So in addition to returning Steve, Diana must also re-capture Ares. Then the battle is on between Ares and is army and Steven And Diana.

It’s the typical Wonder Woman story done really well animated and has a funny script. Nathan Fillion is given some great lines and makes the best of then. This is a good warm up for the reboot movie coming to theaters on June 2.

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