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Film: Wonder Woman (12A) and Mindhorn (15) reviewed by Marcus Berkmann

Arts | By Marcus Berkmann | Summer 2017

Both very comely and exceptionally good in the role: Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman

'Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress who plays Diana, is both very comely and exceptionally good in the role'

To even want to go and see a film this month, it helps to have an unhealthy obsession for bad TV of the 1970s and 1980s. Should I see Baywatch? To be honest, minor surgery without anaesthetic seemed a more cheerful option. But there seemed little point in resisting Wonder Woman (12A). If there’s something the overburdened superhero genre needs more than anything else, it’s a female superhero. And if she happens to be wearing remarkably little except a metal swimsuit and carrying a whip that lights up, I think I need to be there to witness it personally. Diana is Princess of the Amazons and lives on a concealed island of extraordinarily beautiful women, who spend an awful lot of time beating each up. One day, as she is looking out to sea, thinking Amazonian thoughts, a plane crashes and she rescues its pilot, dishy Chris Pine. He is...

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