Wonder Woman (2009)

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Engaging animated superheroine tale has graphic violence.

PG-13 2009 75 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 13+

A good take on the Wonder Woman story, but not for little ones

As an aging comic book geek, I quite enjoyed this. It's a good rendering of the current comic arc of the Wonder Woman character, which does away with whole secret identity thing and depicts her as kind of aloof and dismissive of male-dominated society, having come from a female one she considers superior. That's actually a pretty radical feminist concept, and this movie treats it seriously, but with a healthy dose of humor. It's interesting to have a female character so powerful and confident that frat-boy sexism is simply inconsequential to her. The story invokes a Saturday-matinee view of Greek mythology with combat and violence that's a bit more intense than you might expect in a cartoon. That, combined with a subtle but frequent references to sexuality (an evil child is referred to as a "product of unholy union") make this one a definite PG-13 -- but teens and above of both genders will find this a smart and snappy superhero adventure.
age 14+

Designed for adults, NOT kid friendly

If you are watching with the kids, be forewarned that this is very similar to last year's Justice League also released by Warner Animation. This is also in the genre of darker, grown-up cartoons for the adults who remembered Superfriends and the Wonder Woman animated series and wanted a little more. The quips are grown up and in my opinion not for impressionable minds. The movie is great for adults, but the dialogue and violence prevents me from letting my child see it.

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