Interactive developer, film-score listener, french-fry eater.
The first act of this movie is great with its sort-of MOANA thing going on and with its no shortage of strong female characters. Then it devolves into a generic flick with generic gender roles (she only gets her full power because of a man? Ugh.).
Speaking of generic, the music is blisteringly generic. Wonder Woman should have a theme. There’s the electric-cello action motif, but that’s just that: an action motif for when she’s doing something kick-ass. What about…
Beautiful yet frightful. Expansive yet sparse. Vast yet claustrophobic. And all around, a visual masterpiece.
And might it be a sonic masterpiece as well? Both the sound effects (no sound in space until POV shots where we hear what the characters would hear in their suits) and the score were superbly rendered. Before I heard Steven Price’s excellent score, he was unknown to me, but now I look forward to hearing more from him.
Both the film and the score will be present on my end-of-the-year favorites list.