Wonder How to Tell All 5 of This Year’s ‘Wonder’ Films Apart? (Photos)
Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” is the latest in a glut of cinematic awe
Thom Geier | December 18, 2017 @ 12:16 PM
Last Updated: December 18, 2017 @ 8:32 PM
Woody Allen's "Wonder Wheel" is the latest in a glut of cinematic awe.
"Wonder Woman" • RottenTomatoes score: 92 percent •
Amazon princess Diana (Gal Gadot) leaves her island paradise after a WWII-era American flyboy (Chris Pine) and discovers her true (super)powers while fighting the Nazis.
"Wonderstruck" • RottenTomatoes score: 71 percent •
Todd Haynes adapts Brian Selznick's book about two 12-year-old deaf kids in 1927 and 1977 who each go to New York City searching for a lost adults in their lives -- pre-Depression-era Rose's beloved movie star (Julianne Moore) and '70s-era Ben's long-gone father.
"Professor Marston and the Wonder Women" • RottenTomatoes score: 86 percent
The origin story of the superheroine Wonder Woman is decidedly kinky: Harvard psychologist William Marston (Luke Evans) was inspired to create a feminist icon by his wife (Rebecca Hall) and their live-in lover (Bella Heathcote).
"Wonder" • RottenTomatoes score: 85 percent •
Stephen Chbosky adapts R.J. Palacio's YA hit about Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a boy who is ostracized at his middle school because of his physical appearance: a disfigured face owing to the rare Treacher Collins syndrome.
"Wonder Wheel" • RottenTomatoes score: 30 percent •
In Woody Allen's latest period piece, Kate Winslet plays an aspiring actress who's "playing a waitress" at a Coney Island dive -- and is torn between her lout of a husband (Jim Belushi), who runs the Ferris wheel, and a lifeguard/aspiring playwright (Justin Timberlake).