DC fans can breathe a sigh of relief: it looks as if the comic book juggernaut’s cold streak on the silver screen is coming to an end.
Early screenings of the new Wonder Woman film are underway, and the first wave of reactions has been overwhelmingly positive.
The film, directed by Patty Jenkins (Monster, The Killing) tracks Wonder Woman’s (Gadot) origin story, as she leaves her home in the Amazons to fight in World War I. Critics have lauded Gadot’s performance and commented on tonal improvements in comparison with previous DC films. It appears as if the dearth in quality since Christopher Nolan’s Batman films may finally be over.
I can finally tell you.. Wonder Woman is a very good film. Funnier, more action packed than you're probably expecting. Gal is perfect as WW!— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) May 19, 2017
Happy — no, RELIEVED — to report that #WonderWoman is truly good. Funny, stirring, kick-ass, romantic. A solid, entertaining superhero film.— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) May 19, 2017
Loved WONDER WOMAN. She reminds me of Christopher Reeve's Superman: true north superhero w/ no angst or cynicism, which is needed right now.— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) May 19, 2017
It is also a win for women in the film industry, as the first female superhero film helmed by a female director.