Get Your Action-Movie Fix
by Ashley Morton
Loved Gal Gadot-starrer Wonder Woman? These action-packed movies should be next on your watch-list.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
There?s no better place to head after during a Wonder Woman high than with the film that started it all. Gal Gadot?s first appearance as the iconic superhero marked her as the break-out star of the movie; it?s great to see where she began with the character before she was given full-reign in her own movie.
Fast & Furious
Gadot had a recurring role in the The Fast and the Furious franchise playing drug courier Gisele Yashar. Known for its thrill-seeking plots and gripping chase sequences, this sequel gets bonus points for featuring all of the series? main original cast members, including Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel.
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Keeping Up With the Joneses
Action-meets-comedy in this romp starring Gadot and Jon Hamm as a seemingly perfect couple hiding secrets from their new ? and incredibly normal ? neighbors, played by Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher. If you?ve ever felt in awe of Gadot?s ability to look perfect while behaving like a complete badass, this movie will only exacerbate that feeling.
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Hugh Jackman takes his final ? and most compelling ? turn as X-Men?s Wolverine in this edgy and emotional film. The only Wolverine movie to be rated R, it earns it with action and fight choreography finally worthy of the iconic comic-book character. Additionally, Logan introduces X-23, a small but deadly young woman with incredible powers (and a character to keep on your radar).
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Wonder Woman?s backstory is rooted in mythology, so if you?re looking for another movie that takes an action spin on the classics, director Guy Ritchie?s interpretation of the Camelot legend is sure to please. The cast includes Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Jude Law (The Young Pope), and Eric Bana (Troy), and allows you to get your literary history on while feeling thoroughly entertained.
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The 2003 film starring Ben Affleck is perhaps best-known for featuring another Grecian-inspired female comic-book character: Elektra. In it, Jennifer Garner ? no slouch when it comes to stuntwork and butt-kicking ? lay down the groundwork for other female superhero-led films.