Blu-ray Review: Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition

With Wonder Woman hitting theaters, DC Entertainment and Warner Brothers took the opportunity to re-visit one of their older animated releases. Back in 2009, the Princess of Themyscera was given her very own solo animated feature. They've now given the many-times-forgotten movie a new Commemorative Edition in celebration of the super hero's very own live-action cinematic adventure and 75th Anniversary of her first appearance.

On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace and strength Princess Diana (Keri Russell). When an Army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor (Nathan Fillion), crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization.

Meanwhile, Ares (the god of War - voiced by Alfred Molina) has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazonians and has decided to exact his revenge - intending to start a world war that will not only last for centuries but will wipe out every living being on the planet, starting with the Amazons! It is up to Princess Diana to save her people and the world by using her gifts and becoming the ultimate Wonder Woman!

The Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition does a great job of giving us the origin story of the most famous female comic book hero of all time. It's full of action, drama, and humor that will please fans of all ages. The movie moves at a quick pace and doesn't give the viewer much of a chance to catch their breath. All the voice actors do a wonderful job giving vocalization to each of their characters.

One new special feature was added to the Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition. It's a new featurette entitled "What Makes a Wonder Woman". All the other bonus material included is from the first release of the movie in 2009. Extras found are featurettes including "Wonder Woman: A Subversive Dream", AND "Wonder Woman: Daughter of Myth". Commentary is provided by the film's creative team. There's also a sneak peek at DC Universe's next animated movie, Batman and Harley Quinn.

The Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition is rated PG-13 for violence throughout and some suggestive material. One scene has Amazonian women bathing naked, but doesn't show any body parts directly. A couple of men are shown drinking as well.

The Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition came out May 16th, 2017. It was directed by Lauren Montgomery (Voltron, Young Justice). The cast includes Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, and Rosario Dawson. The running time is 84 minutes.

The Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and HD Digital.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟





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