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Part origin story, part modern solo story. But it's only ok.
Reviewed in Canada on May 17, 2020
The DC Animated Movie Universe (DCAMU) is a set of DC animated movies that all take place in the same continuity. There's about 15 official movies in it, and this is number 14. And the interesting thing about the series, is that the first time we see most of our heroes, is in Justice League: War. And they're all already established. ie: No origin stories. So it's not surprising they'd visit the topic somewhere throughout the series. But this was not a great way to do it.
The movie is broken up in 3 main time periods. Her meeting Steve Trevor and leaving Themyscira (basically the Wonder Woman 2017 film or Wonder Woman 2009 animated film), then adjusting to life is America, and the last part is dealing with her friends from the second part. The first two parts feel rushed and shallow. But the final arc is decent as it has most of the action.
Unfortunately, the animation quality is not as good as the Justice League animated movies in the same universe. It's slightly more cartoony. Diana's character and motivation is more fleshed out, so that's good at least. Humour is decent, with a few good one-liners, but also some pretty lame ones.
Bought this for $14.99. Honestly was waiting for a bigger sale. But as the final movie (supposedly) in the continuity (Justice League Dark: Apokolips War) is almost out, I wanted to see this before that one. In the end though, the movie is good enough. It could have been so much more, so that's a little disappointing. If you want a good Wonder Woman origin story, I suggest the Wonder Woman animated film from 2009. But if you want to see more from this New 52 continuity, you'll still enjoy it.