First Reviews are in for Wonder Woman and Reactions are Refreshingly Positive!

First Reviews are in for Wonder Woman and Reactions are Refreshingly Positive! 2

Wonder Woman hits theaters this weekend and the early reviews seem to indicate this is the much needed course correction for the DCEU movies.  Here are some excepts of what the critics had to say:

 

Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press: “[Gal Gadot] the perfect Wonder Woman — a true blue hero who’s as believable in her bafflement of women’s fashions and social mores as she is dead-lifting a tank and swatting away machine gun fire with only her arm cuff. I never cared about Wonder Woman before. Now I do.”

Andrew Barker, Variety: “It says quite a lot about the general tenor of the DC cinematic universe that a film set in the trenches of WWI, with a plot revolving around the development of chemical warfare, is nonetheless its most cheerful and kid-friendly entry. But while Wonder Woman may dabble in moments of horror, it never revels in the vicissitudes of human depravity quite like its predecessors. A huge factor in its ability to convey a note of inherent goodness lies in Gadot, whose visage radiates dewy-eyed empathy and determination — and whose response to the iniquity of human nature isn’t withdrawn cynicism but rather outrage.”

Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly: “Wonder Woman is smart, slick, and satisfying in all of the ways superhero films ought to be. How deliciously ironic that in a genre where the boys seem to have all the fun, a female hero and a female director are the ones to show the fellas how it’s done.”

First Reviews are in for Wonder Woman and Reactions are Refreshingly Positive!

Molly Freeman, Screen Rant: “Beyond the action, it’s Diana’s personal journey throughout Wonder Woman that forms the core of the film, and is where Jenkins’ DCEU entry succeeds best. Gadot brings the many sides of Diana to life beautifully, though it’s perhaps her fish-out-of-water humor that stands out most. Raised on Themyscira and traveling to the human world for the first time, there’s plenty about London and the modern ways of life that Diana has never experienced. Gadot plays each of these moments with equal amounts of innocence and curiosity. But what’s most fascinating about these scenes is that Diana’s curiosity for the world is portrayed with a positive sense of humor. Rather than making Diana’s innocence or ignorance the butt of the joke, these moments shine a new light on certain aspects of humanity – those which are rarely questioned but absolutely silly from an outsider’s perspective, effectively encouraging the audience to laugh at themselves through Diana.”\

Germain Lussier, i09.com: “Gal Gadot’s Diana is her best performance to date, blending the kindness, power, and innocence needed for the iconic character. Her story is very clean and very aggressively paced, peppered with lots of action, just the right amount of mythology, and—for the first time in a DCEU film — a lot of humor. Gadot’s Diana and Pine’s Steve are as comfortable and fun together on screen as you could hope. The banter is smart and playful. Diana’s fish-out-of-water situation is executed beautifully, but Gadot never lets her fierce subtext slip away.”

Joshua Yehl, IGN.com: “Despite being every bit a superhero origin movie, Wonder Woman’s tale is so different from the street vigilantes and super soldiers we’re used to seeing that it never feels like retreading old ground. Even Thor traveling from his space palace to a small town in the middle of nowhere feels completely different from Diana (Gal Gadot) leaving her gorgeous island paradise to enter a world consumed by hardship and death.”

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