@Potemkin, would you agree with his take? Is it sound to you a nationalist view? Seems he was annoyed by the twist in the plot.
In fact, in my opinion the twist in the plot actually saved the film from being merely an anti-German propaganda movie. The portrayal of Ludendorff is absurd - the historical Ludendorff was certainly not a murderous drug-addicted psychopath who staged a blood-soaked coup d'etat to keep the War going. Up until the twist at the end, Wonder Woman
might as well have been made in 1917 by the British Ministry of Wartime Propaganda, rather than in 2017 by Hollywood.
But then Wonder Woman slays the 'evil' Ludendorff, and... nothing happens. The War continues as normal. And then that nice British gentleman appears and politely explains to her that, in fact, he
is Ares the God of War. Smiling benignly at her, he informs her that the Armistice is merely a ruse and will be merely a temporary ceasefire which he knows neither side can keep. And, historically speaking, we know that he is right. John Maynard Keynes said even at the time
that "this Armistice is merely a twenty-year ceasefire." The real villains here are not the Germans, and not even the British, and not even Ares himself
, but our own desire to dominate others and to slay our enemies. And even Wonder Woman herself had fallen into that trap by slaying Ludendorff. By trying to end the murderous killing machine of the Great War, she had herself become merely one more part of that killing machine.
In other words, the nice middle-class liberal reviewer writing in The Guardian
is wrong - the movie's ending is more complex than he gives it credit for, and far from being merely annoying, the twist at the end actually saves the movie and gives its themes some depth. Unlike most comic-book superhero movies, it has an essentially grown-up message: that the world is a more complex place than we think it is, and that our worst enemy may lie within ourselves....
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Marx (Groucho)