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Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.PHOTO: YOUTUBE
Hailee Steinfeld.
Hailee Steinfeld.PHOTO: YOUTUBE

WONDER WOMAN

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman is so Xena: Warrior Princess-hot that she leaps over World War I enemy soldiers in slo-mo and repels machine gun bullets with her shield.

Directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster, 2003), the crazy battle scenes here look like All Quiet On The Western Front (1930) vs 300 (2006) mixed with a gladiator costume party. And at a formal event, she hides her massive sword - enticingly and dangerously - down her silky party dress and into the small of her back.

No man can tame her.

"What I do is not up to you," she tells her non-superpowered boyfriend, a fighter pilot called Steve Trevor who is played by Star Trek's Chris Pine, looking more like Captive Kirk than Captain Kirk.

I think she might have just given the feminist movement a new slogan.


THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN

The exchange between Woody Harrelson and Hailee Steinfeld in the opening seconds of this trailer is a comic gem.

Steinfeld, wallowing dramatically in self-pity, tells her high-school teacher, played by Harrelson, that she is going to kill herself and she thinks an adult should know.

Harrelson counters that he, too, wishes to terminate himself because his "32 fleeting minutes" of lunch time are consumed by the same needy student (Steinfeld) again and again.

Her character's urgent life- threatening calamity is that her all-star older brother (Glee's Blake Jenner) is so hot and popular while she is not. This evidently awesome comedy is going to make the Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) star the poster child for this generation's awkward, loopy teen.

Tay Yek Keak

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 27, 2016, with the headline 'Hot Trailers'. Print Edition | Subscribe