Release Date: October 13, 2018
The movie tells the story of the man who created Wonder Woman and his polyamorous relationship with the two women who inspired him.
This isn’t the type of movie I would have normally picked up. Biographies are hit and miss for me, and if this hadn’t been about a guy writing comics I would have skipped it for something on my ever growing watchlist, and I’m glad I didn’t. The man’s story is incredibly intriguing, and despite the fact it had very little to do with him writing the comics, it kept me engaged the entire time. I found myself caring for the characters, well at least the women. Professor Marston was a bit of a jackass and very conceited.
I had no idea he was so accomplished. It is crazy to think the man who created Wonder Woman also had a hand inventing the polygraph machine and coming up with DISC theory. In my time in the business world DISC theory has come up countless times. Some businesses use it as their primary way to identify employee coaching strategies. None, however, use comic books, or I would have been far more successful.
The acting was good though not excellent. I can’t point to a key role and say they were bad, but I can’t point to one and say they deserved an award either. I was pleased with how well the movie was written and directed as well. I have seen some very interesting lives translated into terribly boring movies due to poor writing and bad pacing/editing, but all worked well here.