Steve knew he was going to a meeting with big wigs in the British government and Diana had to be dressed for it.
Sure, she couldn't go in dressed as she was, but some of those dresses she tried on were for a ball, not to go to a government meeting. One that, I'll remind you, she wasn't supposed to walk in on in the first place. Why did he even take her with him? In the time they took trying on clothes, he could have run the book over to the bigwigs all by himself. The information was time sensitive, so that's a rather odd detour.
Though it must be nice for spies that anyone could just walk into strategic planning sessions and listen to speeches about what the British war plans are. As long as they're not a woman anyway.
And on her critiquing of the armor properties of dresses. Of course she's literally not wearing pants, sleeves, or anything to protect her cleavage at the time, but yeah, let's let that pass without irony.
It was Tarzan for women because she couldn't go back once she left the island, at least not right away. He knew evil was not personified in one particular person but that her mission would go on.
I don't recall Tarzan ever believing that.
But, fine. Diana had a simplistic view and her innocence taken away from her. That's a start. My issue was more of the inconsistent way that she was portrayed. Like I pointed out, she went from demanding to be taken to the front without delay to letting herself be distracted by dress hunting and walking around London with a shield and sword with nobody really thinking twice about it. They let her have moments of little joy like "A baby!" and "Ice cream!", but those were fleeting. The non-romance romance with Steve was the same. Inconsistent and the proclamations of love at the end are just odd. As was the random sex scene to be honest.
And apparently she's been active for the past 100 years, but the only record of her is that photograph that really shouldn't have ever gotten out of that village considering it was gassed the next day.
And the whole ending about her choosing love, where the heck did that come from? We see in the scenes afterwards that the Germans are just little boys, really no different than Steve. Why not highlight that a little earlier so that it all makes a bit more sense?
I don't know. I get what they were trying to do, but I think they just tripped up in the execution by trying to make Diana simultaneously hardened and innocent. There's an inconsistency of tone in the character that I just couldn't get past.
Since I don't read comics, is it ever explained why Diana aged on the island but once she left the island she no longer ages? That was the one plot hole for me.
They age on the island too. All the other Amazons look older than Diana. They just age a lot slower.
Diana's no exception. We really have no idea in the movie how many years actually pass as she ages. She might just be 18 and reach the age of hotness quickly and then stay there like most immortal characters in comics, but then again she could be thousands of years old. Or it could have been both. She's confirmed to be Zeus's daughter, so I say we just go with it.