From the way people reacted to the live-action film which hit the big screen a few years, there was little doubt animated features revolving around the same characters would be popular.
With Wonder Woman: Bloodlines staying true to the well-established comic book story of the classic meetup between Steve Trevor and the title character, Diana of Themyscira chooses to leave the life she knows behind and attempt to help the Man’s World. Whilst there are questionable aspects to the production, Bloodlines does at least provide fans with a robust emotionally charged backstory which adds context to the princess’s reasoning for choosing Man’s World over her own.
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, the thirteenth instalment in the DC Universe animated film franchise, is arguably both a prequel and a sequel to the 2014 Justice League: War. If you recall the premise of the 2014 feature, you’ll recall how the Justice League faced off against Darkseid. With stakes marginally lower than that seen in Justice League: War, the Amazonian princess and Steve make an effective duo against the heinous Villainy Inc and Doctor Poison.
Even though Wonder Woman: Bloodlines isn’t exactly the strongest instalment in the series, it does have a significant portion of Wonder Woman focused action which fans will appreciate greatly. In acknowledging this, we should also not ignore how this latest animated feature draws inspiration from The New 52. Consequently, because of its inspiration, we find ourselves faced with a contemporary setting for the story rather than one set during the height of the First World War.
Reprising the title character’s voice for Wonder Woman: Bloodlines is the exceptionally talented Rosario Dawson. Other prominent talents voicing characters in the feature included Marie Avgeropoulos, Kimberly Brooks, Ray Chase, Jeffrey Donovan, Michael Dorn, Mozhan Marnò, Adrienne C. Moore, Cree Summer, Courtenay Taylor, Nia Vardalos, and Constance Zimmer.
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, whilst there is an argument which could be made for it dragging a little in parts, diehard fans will see it as an enjoyable addition to the animated film franchise.