New Movies this Weekend-"Wonder Woman" & "Capt'n UnderPants"

WONDER WOMAN (Supherhero / Action) 

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana Prince leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

WHO'S IN IT? Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright

TRIVIA:

  • The movie takes place during World War 1 in 1910.
  • It has been banned in Lebanon because Gadot is an Israeli.
  • At the age of 18 Gal won the 2004 Miss Israel competition.
  • After high school, she served two years in the Israel Defense Forces, serving as a combat trainer.
  • A Wonder Woman movie has been in developed since 1996. At one time Sandra Bullock was the favorite to play the superhero.
  • Gal already appeared as Wonder Woman in the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and she plays the character again in Justice League, in theaters in November.
 

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS (Animated)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Two overly imaginative pranksters hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a superhero named Captain Underpants.

WHO'S IN IT? Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the children's book series of the same name by Dav Pilkey.
  • Pilkey refused to sell the film rights to the series for 14 years. He finally did so in 2011.
  • Weird Al Yankovic wrote and performs the theme song for the film.
 

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