Perhaps the “Wonder” in "Wonder Wheel" is that anyone agreed to produce something so tired, joyless, and uninspired.
From its imagination-tinged opening to its Kumbaya ending, "Wonder" never forgets that its mission is to provide a non-threatening, warm-and-fuzzy experience.
An evocative movie with a vaguely disappointing narrative that doesn’t justify the patience viewers must exhibit.
There’s always a place for good acting, clever dialogue, and a sense of humor, even if the narrative teeters between incidental and irrelevant.
The disappointment of what this movie could have been dogs it as it navigates safe, predictable roads to a preordained conclusion.
The narrative effectively marries the character based-aspects with the mystery-thriller ones.
This is a vital, original, and emotionally potent chapter to one of the longest-running movie series out there.
"Wonder Woman" may be the best straightforward comic book-inspired movie since Christopher Nolan was making his Batman films.