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Wonder Woman Has Screened, Here’s What Critics Think

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Wonder Woman Has Screened, Here’s What Critics Think,

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After more than 75 years worth of appearances in comics, television, animation and video games, Wonder Woman is finally getting her own theatrical movie in less than a month. Audiences got their first taste of the DC Extended Universe’s Diana last year in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Wonder Woman will turn the clock back to show what Diana’s first experiences with humanity were like. While the common folk still have a few more weeks before they can see Wonder Woman for themselves, the blockbuster has been screened a few times over the last week to reporters, critics and lucky attendees, and those folks are finally able to give their early reactions.

First up is CinemaBlend’s own Eric Eisenberg, who proclaimed Wonder Woman to be his favorite movie from the DCEU so far.

#WonderWoman is the best DCEU film so far. The heart of Gal Gadot’s Diana powers it, and the shift from mythic into WWI story really works.
— (((Eric Eisenberg))) (@eeisenberg) May 19, 2017

Eric also took the time to commend Chris Pine for his performance as Steve Trevor.

Chris Pine as Steve Trevor is also my favorite Chris Pine performance. #WonderWoman
— (((Eric Eisenberg))) (@eeisenberg) May 19, 2017

Looking elsewhere, Mike Ryan from Uproxx also complimented Wonder Woman, noting the heroine’s similarities to Christopher Reeve’s Superman from back in the day.

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

Kate Erbland from Indiewire also declared Wonder Woman her favorite DCEU film, and noted how the leads work excellently together.

WONDER WOMAN: Easily my favorite DCEU film. Has the humor and heart the franchise so desperately needs. Gadot and Pine are charming as hell.
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) May 19, 2017

Coming Soon’s Silas Lesnick went so far as to call Wonder Woman’s DC’s best movie since The Dark Knight.

Very pleased to report that #WonderWoman is the best DC movie since THE DARK KNIGHT. I’m already looking forward to seeing it again.
— Silas Lesnick (@silaslesnick) May 19, 2017

Anna Klassen from Bustle highlighted how what she believes to be the DCEU’s first “worthwhile” movie was made by a female director, Patty Jenkins.

Of course the first worthwhile movie from the DCEU stars and is directed by a woman. You paying attention, Hollywood? #WonderWoman
— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) May 19, 2017

io9’s Germain Lussier found Wonder Woman to be enjoyable for its humor and its action-packed moments, among other things.

Wonder Woman is the DC movie I’ve been waiting for. It’s exciting, inspiring, funny, and has some truly awe-inspiring action scenes.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) May 19, 2017

Finally, Alisha Grauso of Moviepilot praised Gal Gadot for her performance, calling her a light this DC franchise needs.

2. Gal Godot is absolutely phenomenal as #WonderWoman. She KILLS it, just surprisingly good. A truly heroic light DCEU desperately needs.
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) May 19, 2017

These are just some of the Wonder Woman reactions pouring in, but overall, it sounds like DC and Warner Bros have a big hit on their hands, and this will be one of the movies you’ll want to make time to see in theaters. Stay tuned for more comprehensive reviews in the coming weeks.

Taking place almost 100 years before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman will follow Diana of Themyscira as she ventures off her mythical island home for the first time to accompany Steve Trevor back to “man’s world” and try to put an early end to World War I. The movie’s cast includes Gal Gadot as Diana, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Danny Huston as General Erich Ludendorff, Lucy Davis as Etta Candy, Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison and David Thewlis as Sir Patrick Morgan, which is reportedly a disguise for Ares.

Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2.

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Wonder Woman has conducted a few early screenings, and now those lucky enough to attend them are posting their initial reactions.



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