Wonder Woman finds her idyllic life on a hidden island that she calls home under threat when a pilot crash-lands in the sea nearby.
After rescuing him, she learns that World War I is engulfing the planet, and vows to use her superpowers to restore peace.
She is a warrior queen with the courage of ten lions. The way she handles herself and her gracious style makes us want more.
Her unselfish instinct to protect the innocent and her drive to eradicate the god of war keeps us mesmerized until the last moment.
Diana Prince, in present-day Paris, receives a World War I-era photographic plate couriered by Wayne Enterprises and recalls her past.
Diana was raised on the hidden island of Themyscira, home to the Amazon race of warrior women created by the gods of Mount Olympus to protect humankind.
In the distant past, Ares, the god of war, slew all his fellow gods, but his father, Zeus, struck him down.
Before succumbing to his injuries, Zeus left the Amazons a weapon capable of killing his renegade son: the “Godkiller”, presented as a ceremonial sword.
Queen Hippolyta, Diana’s mother, believes that Ares will never return and forbids Diana from training as a warrior, but Diana and her aunt General Antiope defy the queen and begin training in secret.
When the two are discovered by Hippolyta, Antiope convinces her sister to allow Diana’s training to continue.
As a young woman in 1918, Diana rescues American pilot Captain Steve Trevor after his plane crashes off Themyscira’s coast.
The island is soon invaded by the landing party of a German cruiser pursuing Steve.
The Amazons engage and kill all of the German sailors, but Antiope sacrifices herself to save Diana by intercepting a bullet meant for her.