After a series of critical misfires, the DC slate won big with the release of Wonder Woman earlier this summer. Patty Jenkins' DCEU solo film earned great reviews and went on to make record-breaking money at the box office, making it one of the most successful DC projects in recent memory. However, as with anything in life, there's always room for improvement, and a brand new video has just debuted online showing how Wonder Woman should've ended. Take a look at the clip below to see the revised version of Wonder Woman for yourself.
Like many other videos done in this particular style, it's a combination of obvious observations and deep cuts. It points out some of the humorous elements of Wonder Woman's story (of course Steve Trevor wouldn't want to leave Themyscira upon crash landing there), but it also points out missed storytelling opportunities. I don't know why we didn't think of it before, but Diana could've totally taken out the plane with her Invisible Jet if it had been included in the film.
Then, of course, the How It Should Have Ended video eventually concludes with Diana sitting at a coffee shop with Supergirl and Batgirl (an excellent new version of the DC Trinity, by the way) while they discuss the events that previously transpired. Batman pulls up in his Batmobile to recruit Diana for the upcoming Justice League film, but she declares that the world doesn't revolve around him. We love The Caped Crusader, but it's nice to see him put in his place now and then.
Then, of course, the video also takes the time to point out the fact that Wonder Woman definitely maintains some notable similarities to other recent movies of a similar ilk. We have spoken at length about the parallels between Diana Prince's first solo adventure and Captain America: The First Avenger, but this clip also points out that Diana's decision to leave Themyscira thematically and narratively mirrors the events of 2016's Moana. That said, these comparisons aren't necessarily negative; they point out certain universal themes that get used in all of these films.
Given the immense success of the first Wonder Woman movie, we will have to wait and see if any of these critiques of its storytelling will eventually seep into the future of the franchise. Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot are officially confirmed to team up for Wonder Woman 2, and with the character's origin story officially out of the way, they will be able to do a lot of new things with her that might not have been possible in the first film. We don't know what that means yet (aside from Patty Jenkins' desire to bring Diana to America), but more Wonder Woman is arguably never a bad thing.
Wonder Woman is now available for purchase on Digital HD, and the film's Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K editions will hit shelves on September 19. Diana Prince is not done laying a smack down on the silver screen in 2017 though, so make sure to watch for her when Justice League premieres in theaters later this year on November 17!