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Time spent watching films, even crappy ones, is time well-spent.

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    These aren't comments on ALL of the movies through which I've cried, yawned, laughed, and rolled my eyes, but just about everything I've seen since early 2002 is here plus a few from earlier. Post dates reflect my screening & parenthetical dates are the year of US release (aka Oscar eligibility).
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Wonder Woman (2017)

This is a pretty great superhero movie, starting with a fantastic sequence of Diana’s home island and the women with whom she shares it. There’s a throwback vibe to everything -- there’s no blood but lots of rappelling & slashing & when Diana and Steve finally hook up, it’s a kiss and fade to black scenario -- all of which I actually appreciated. This is the kind of movie you are excited for your kids to see.

But all of the above means that it’s a definite family film. There’s no dark angsty stuff here which, again, is fine. Just know going in that there's going to be less gravitas than a Harry Potter movie. Thumbs up, but I’d give Doctor Strange the nod for best recent superhero movie.