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Moviegoers who enjoyed the recent superhero flick Wonder Woman and would like to learn how the character was initially created won’t be disappointed in this sharp, insightful and mesmerising film.

Based on true events, the story commences in 1945 as William Moulton Marston, the creator and writer of the Wonder Woman comics (Luke Evans), is being denounced by the Child Study Association of America for these controversial comics which allegedly promoted sexual perverseness.

Audiences will learn through flashbacks how the illicit relationship between his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) and a beautiful young student called Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote), inspired him to ‘lift the comic out of the gutter’ by creating this iconic superhero which would ultimately transform his life with wealth and notoriety.

This is a sensually sublime film, masterfully produced with memorable performances from a fine cast which also asks, what is normality in a relationship and why shouldn’t a man live with two women as his wives? (MMo)

★★★★