Episode #111[edit | edit source]

To be honest, gettin' a real Aphex Twin vibe on this one.

Wonder Woman is an episode focusing on the movie of the same name, posted 4 Jun 2017. Part of PodDCEU Cast, the podcast's continuing coverage of the superhero films of the DC Extended Universe.

Summary[edit | edit source]

A good DCEU movie!

Griffin and David got into the critics' screening and were so enthused that they went straight to David's house afterward and recorded the freshest episode of Blank Check ever. The tradeoff: no Producer Ben. But at least they did the nicknames.

Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman, is the second woman to get a $100 million budget. Ever. Isn't that nuts? (Of course, look ahead to an upcoming Blank Check miniseries for the first one.)

Please, consider the coconut - does this movie take inspiration for its plot from Moana? The first two DCEU movies landed with huge thuds - was this third entry the beneficiary of below-sea-level expectations by comparison? Griffin highlights a particular moment when Diana first encounters a new kind of food - is the difference-maker the fact that she and almost all the good-guy characters are exuding joy and laughing with each other, instead of brooding and twisted and weighed-down? Chris Pine is flipping the sidekick/romantic interest tropes on their heads - does the rest of the movie take advantage and subvert the gender stereotypes all the way through?

Gal Gadot is incandescent. Robin Wright is terrific. Chris Pine is attaining Kurt Russell powers of stardom and ability. The costumes and wardrobes rule. Dr. Poison is... something that is in this movie. #TheTwoFriends cover all that and more.

Milestones and Ephemera[edit | edit source]

  • The modern movie-watching equivalent of the Saltine Challenge: Mortdecai
  • megastar Chris rankings: Pine, Hemsworth, Evans, Pratt
  • "Oh, it's just wonderful! You should be very proud."
  • Wanted: A Danny Huston movie where he plays, like, the comic relief or the awkward romantic lead
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