The new Wonder Woman film loses the comic’s playfulness — so don’t expect space kangaroos


The new Wonder Woman film has most of what Wonder Woman fans would expect from a cinematic adaptation of her comics. There’s Paradise Island, the distant utopia where women warriors live and fight together, sans men. There’s the magic golden lasso which compels people to tell the truth. There are the magical bracelets that deflect bullets (and the occasional World War I shell, since the film is set in that era). Steve Trevor, brave airman in need of rescue? Yep. Etta Candy, jovial sidekick? She’s there. Improbable CGI superfeats? Of course.

Fans of the classic comics may miss a few iconic bits of the Wonder Woman mythos, though. Wonder Woman has some funny repartee, falling in line with other Marvel Cinematic Universe films: at one…

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