Hollywood could use some good news after the incredibly disappointing Memorial Day weekend. If you didn’t see the numbers, you can click on this link to check out the box office numbers.
But Wonder Woman is here to save the day, and possibly even the summer. The film, which opens June 2, is getting great reviews from critics. It currently sits at a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It has 63 fresh reviews and just 2 rotten reviews.
Comic Book Resources opened their review with this headline, “Wonder Woman Review’: Far And Away The Best DCEU Movie Yet”
“Tasked with the harrowing challenge of helming the first female-fronted superhero film of the genre’s latest boom, Jenkins delivers the full package, an enthralling journey with exhilarating and inventive action, a charismatic cast, moments of heartwarming levity and heart-wrenching drama, and — best of all — a protagonist we can clutch to, and want to follow on more and more adventures.”
Forbes’ Mark Hughes wrote this in his review…
“Wonder Woman is an electrifying, breathtaking cinematic achievement sure to win the hearts and minds of audiences around the world.”
And finally io9’s Germain Lussier had this to say about the movie…
“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.”
Sounds promising, yeah? It should dominate the box office this weekend. The positive reviews will help put a few more butts in the seats.
Of course this could be a case of critics afraid to speak their mind because it’s a female-focused superhero movie. We saw a similar thing happen with Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out‘ film. Critics were a bit excessive with their reviews because of the subject matter. We’re not saying Get Out was a bad movie. It was a good film.
But it was not 99% rating good. The same thing could be happening with Wonder Woman.