Here’s what critics have to say about Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman is out this week, and by all accounts it’s a damned good movie – and probably the best bit of cinematography to come out of the DC Comics extended Universe thus far. At last, that’s if you believe the biased media, some of whom (through great foresight) were created solely to shill this movie. Obviously.

We quite liked it. Here’s what Tracy had to say about Wonder Woman:

After all the hype, and subsequent let-down, of Batman v Superman, and even Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman is a breath of fresh air. There may be some niggles towards the end, but a straightforward plot, a truly heroic hero, plenty of edge-of-your-seat action and a wonderfully natural story progression all make for a welcome break from the DCEU tradition of mediocrity.

Honestly, we’ve waited too long for a kick-ass, take-charge superhero without a tortured background. Wonder Woman is truly a hero, and she personifies what the rest of the DCEU should strive to be.

More reviews are out now though, and they’re….all largely positive. Here’s what critics have to say of Wonder Woman.

IGN – 7.9/10

Wonder Woman is leaps and bounds above the other three entries in the DCEU. With a dramatic setting, a few entertaining action scenes, and a strong supporting cast all working together to tell an inspirational Hero’s Journey, it more than offsets some occasionally uneven acting on Gadot’s part and some shaky technical aspects. The messy third act fight, however, is something that has plagued other superhero movies and is something even Wonder Woman cannot overcome. Overall, Wonder Woman is a win because it successfully tells the story of a woman taking on a war-torn world with the power of love. What’s more heroic than that?

Screenrant – 4/5

All in all, Wonder Woman is a cohesive and gripping comic book-adapted origin story that gives the most famous female superhero a live-action entry worthy of the character’s legacy. There weak spots in those brief moments of impossible-to-miss CG and Ares’ character development, but even with those flaws, Wonder Woman is exceptionally strong. Arriving at the time it does, Wonder Woman faces immense pressure both within the context of the DCEU and, to a larger extent, Hollywood as a whole – but Gadot and Jenkins rise above expectations to deliver an incredibly exciting and inspiring movie.

Variety

It’s an open question how much of the tone and aesthetic of “Wonder Woman” will extend to the innumerable future films in which her character is set to appear; subject to an exhausting amount of both kneejerk second-guessing and kneejerk over-praise, the DC Extended Universe has been figuring out just what it wants to be in fits and starts. But for once, it’s easy to stop the armchair executive producing and simply enjoy the moment.

The Telegraph – 4/5

In a genre where fanboy entitlement regularly calls the tune, Wonder Woman’s feminism – in its eagerly daubed poster-paint strokes – feels like a rarity. Time will tell whether Hollywood is about to find itself in the thrall of a heroine addiction. But as the credits rolled, I was already craving another hit.

Hollywood Reporter

If Diana of Themyscira is a much-needed hero for our times, it’s not because of her special-effects-laden fight moves. It’s because of such offhand moments as the way she infiltrates a bad guy’s soiree. Done up in one of those constricting frocks she doesn’t understand, she nonetheless strides into the room with the focus of a warrior and the gait of a free woman. She’s dressed for the part, but she’s no fool for fashion.

The seemingly lone dissenting voice comes from The Guardian, who said that the film saw “Gal Gadot reduced to weaponised Smurfette.” Ouch.

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Wonder Woman opens in cinemas on June 2.

Last Updated: May 30, 2017

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • DragonSpirit009

    Okay now I’m really excited about this movie!

  • Hammersteyn

    Weaponised Smurfette 🔥🔥🔥

    • Original Heretic

      Ha! Cracked me up when I read that!

      • Hammersteyn

        Me too, whether it’s true is debatable of course, I’ll reserve judgement for when I see the movie. Also, what does that make Batman? Weaponised Big Daddy Smurf?

        • Original Heretic

          It is very likely NOT true, considering all the other positive feedback. Very likely some idiot who just feels like naysaying DC because the internet thinks it’s cool.
          Yeah, I’m also a huge Marvel fan and yeah, I, too, have not enjoyed the DC movies so far as much as I wanted to, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to cloud my judgement on a good movie when it comes along.

          • Hammersteyn

            I’m just so happy that they’re finally making the movies. Good or bad, I don’t care. It took them long enough dammit. Plus now I want a DC movie with Smurfs, kinda like Lego did. Just Image Big Daddy Smurf and Hefty Smurf fighting

            Hefty Smurf : You’re letting him…kill Mama Smurf.
            Big Daddy Smurf : What does that mean?
            Big Daddy Smurf : Why did you say that name?
            Hefty Smurf : Find him!
            Hefty Smurf : Save…Mama Smurf.
            Big Daddy Smurf :WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME?

          • BakedBagel

            “Mama Smurf wont die tonight”

            *wipes tear*

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

  • BakedBagel

    WW is such a bad ass.

    And Gal triggered a bunch of people in the making of this movie. Cannot wait to see it

    • Jim of the Banana

      I’ll admit, I was sceptical of Gal being a worthy Wonder Woman, and I’m gladly eating crow… JESUS CHRIST! I’m just excited that we’re finally seeing a triple A movie of one of my most favourite DC characters. Now I just need an Aquaman move that’s awesome!

  • You can see this site is obviously DC paid. Only the pro articles are shown and the one honest article by the Guardian just gets a sentence…

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      What do critics know anyway?

  • Magoo

    Oh great. The one site that isn’t shilling has to be the Guardian.

    • Jim of the Banana

      The Guardian is tripe, and I wouldn’t have sex with them ever!

  • Jim of the Banana

    Who would have thought that if you don’t try to bludgeon your male fans over that head with radical feminist rhetoric (or constantly attack them for purely being male), they’d actually be supportive of a female superhero (which incidentally has always been beloved by male fans anyways).

    It’s almost like… third-wave feminism is … #SHOCK cancer… #SHOCK

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