What Did You Think of Wonder Woman?

Despite a disruptive and even scary viewing experience, I found Wonder Woman to be an excellent movie.

I’ll get to the story in a moment, but first I want to focus on the movie itself. In my opinion, it will vie for the best DC movie ever, with The Dark Knight as the only other one coming close (for me). It’s hard to beat Heath Ledger as the Joker, but the action scenes in Wonder Woman are considerably better choreographed than in The Dark Knight.

Comparisons aside, on its own, it’s just good. Really good. The script is crisp and clean. The aesthetics and cinematography are excellent. Every scene serves a function. The acting is quite good. I cared about the characters, many of whom had interesting arcs. Gal Gagot did a fantastic job in the lead. It doesn’t hurt that I find her incredibly attractive.

If you’ve seen it, I’d love to hear what you think. If you haven’t seen it, I highly, highly recommend it.

That said, it was a suboptimal viewing experience due to a young couple in the theater. For the first 40 minutes of the movie, they talked almost nonstop. There was a chorus of “shhhhhs” from other people in the theater, but that only seemed to increase the volume of the couple’s banter.

When it got to the point that they were shouting things at the screen, I decided to report it to the theater operator. I found someone at concession who wasn’t busy, and I told them what was happening. To their credit, they didn’t hesitate to go say something.

I returned to my seat after a bathroom break, and I have to admit that I was a bit scared. Based on the timing of me exiting and returning, it was pretty obvious that I had said something. So I was on edge for the next 60 minutes while the couple continued their antics and were eventually removed from the theater.

I’m finding it hard to describe why I sensed danger in the situation. Part of it was their aggressive attitude, both before and after they were cautioned. But part of it was just instinct based on how the guy carried himself as he walked in and out. He looked almost exactly like Eminem, even down to the sleeveless t-shirt. Everything about him shouted, “I don’t give a f—.” When I sense that in someone, I’m on high alert.

Have you ever reported someone in a movie theater? Were you worried they might act out against you?