wonder woman spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman.)

It’s astounding that in this day and age, when superheroes are either disillusioned or self-deprecating, that we can have a hero like Wonder Woman. In the bleak DC Cinematic Universe, where nihilism reigns supreme, here we have a hero who champions the ideas of hope, compassion, and goodness.

Diana (Gal Gadot) is not dissimilar from the Disney princesses, who have long been heroes of overwhelming empathy. They are aspirational figures who exist in an elevated reality — fairy tales themselves are metaphorical by nature, and rarely depict anything other than a black and white reality. This is Diana at the beginning of the film, the embodiment of the ultimate Disney princess, for all the gifts and faults that they have — though thankfully without the frequently troublesome depiction of an “evil” mother or stepmother figure commonly seen in fairy tales.

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Wonder Woman reshoots

Three weeks ago, Wonder Woman was projected to make $65 million its opening weekend. Patty Jenkins‘ already beloved comic book movie surpassed early box-office expectations by over $35 million, making it the highest domestic opening for a female director. She knocked the DCEU movie out of the park. Jenkins didn’t leave any scenes on the cutting room floor, either, and only did reshoots for one scene, which built up to one the movie’s most inspiring, action-heavy sequences.

Below, learn more about the quick Wonder Woman reshoots.

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Wonder Woman Sequel

Her time has come. Wonder Woman has finally been given her own movie on the big screen. After making her debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, actress Gal Gadot has takes the lead in Patty Jenkins’ superhero blockbuster. With the weight of what some see as the missteps of the DC Extended Universe on her shoulders, Wonder Woman probably had more pressure than she should have on her first time out.

The good news is many seem to agree that she takes it all in stride and has no problem holding that weight and throwing it aside like the tank she throws across a town square in the movie. Find out what the /Film crew thought about Wonder Woman, and then sound off with your own thoughts in the comments. Read More »

wonder woman review

Much like its heroine, Wonder Woman manages to soar to some sublime heights. There are sequences that demand to be gazed at and the action — specifically the Amazon women in battle, soaring through the air — make slo-mo seem fresh for the first time since 300. The cast is charming, with each character afforded a particular grace note, and Gal Gadot shines as the goddess at the center of the whole affair. But Diana of Themyscira has to go through some growing pains before really becoming a hero, and so does the film.

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wonder woman featurette

With the critical acclaim for Wonder Woman soaring high above other DC Extended Universe films, it’s time to find out what went into the making of the critically acclaimed superhero movie.

A new extended featurette goes behind the scenes to delve into the making of Diana of Themyscira’s origin story, from her life on the secluded Amazonian island to her fish-out-of-water experiences in World War I-era London — all told by stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, director Patty Jenkins, and the rest of the cast and crew behind this behemoth superhero movie.

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wonder woman reviews

Anticipation is high for Wonder Woman, not simply because it is the first female superhero movie of the modern age of comic book films, but also because it is a ray of hope for the abysmally-reviewed DC Extended Universe movies, stretching from Man of Steel to Suicide Squad. With not a fresh tomato rating in sight for any of the past DCEU movies, could Wonder Woman break the trend? The glass ceiling, so to speak?

Critics have spoken: Wonder Woman is quite simply, wonderful. Director Patty Jenkins‘ first foray into the DCEU and Wonder Woman’s (played by Gal Gadot) first solo foray onto the big screen is a runaway success, presenting an earnest and thrilling superhero movie with old-school charms that everyone seems to agree is the DCEU’s best movie yet.

Find out more in our Wonder Woman reviews round-up below.

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Wonder Woman Poster

Thanks to the success of Marvel Studios, whenever a franchise starter comes around, there is usually some kind of credits scene that teases what will hopefully be the next chapter in the franchise. However, when it comes to the films of the DC Extended Universe, Warner Bros. Pictures hasn’t always teased what’s coming next in their comic book franchises. Both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opted out of having credits scenes, though Suicide Squad did tease what’s to come in Justice League this fall. But what about Wonder Woman?

Warner Bros. Pictures releases Wonder Woman in just under two weeks, but should moviegoers stick around after the credits start rolling for a tease of either a Wonder Woman sequel or the arrival of Justice League? Read More »

Wonder Woman Clips

In just under two weeks, the world will be given the hero that the DC Extended Universe needs in the form of Wonder Woman. The early buzz on the movie is off the charts, and it sounds like the superhero’s first solo foray on the big screen is exactly what fans of the character have been waiting to see for decades.

Warner Bros. Pictures is in full marketing mode, unleashing all sorts of trailers and TV spots upon the public, and that includes a batch of new clips from the movie that you’ll likely see on television as the Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and more make the publicity rounds to help promote the movie. In these six clips you’ll get some extended sequences from the movie, more of a glimpse into the natural, charming humor that comes from Diana and Steve, and more.

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Wonder Woman

Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe has been a thoroughly mixed bag so far, dividing critics and audiences alike. Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad were all financial hits, but the mixed-to-negative reactions suggested that something was amiss. What had to be done to get everyone to rally around one of their films?

Make a Wonder Woman movie directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, it seems. The first reactions to the new film have arrived and they’re almost unanimously positive, showering praise on both of the film’s lead performers as well as its hopeful and inspiring tone.

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Wonder Woman Trailer

We’re a little over two weeks out from Wonder Woman becoming the first female superhero to get her own big screen adventure all to herself. The marketing onslaught is in full swing, and box office tracking has the opening weekend landing anywhere between $65 million on the lower end up to $105 million on the higher end. More than likely, it will end up somewhere in the middle around the $85 million mark, but two weeks is a lot of time for a studio to convince audiences to see a movie.

The United States isn’t the only place where Wonder Woman is getting a huge push. In fact, our latest look at Diana Prince’s adventures in World War I comes from a Chinese trailer that has plenty of new footage from the action on the battlefield. However, Warner Bros. Pictures is still keeping Ares hidden away from sight for the time being, though there is the tiniest glimpse of the villain from a distance in this trailer.

Watch the new international Wonder Woman trailer below. Read More »