Warner Bros. have a lot riding on the success of Wonder Woman.
While the launch of the DCEU has seen decent returns at the box office (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad grossed close to $2.3 billion between them), the critical response to the movies overall has been lukewarm at best with the latter two in particular coming for quite a bashing.
With all of their heroes set to team up for Justice League later this year, Warner Bros. could really do with a solo film that's a hit with both the critics and audiences. If the first critical reactions to Wonder Woman are anything to go by, they've got one with the first female superhero movie.
While some have said that the film's opening is a little rough, the majority of critics seem to agree that Patty Jenkins' film is a winner. Have a look.
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
I can finally tell you.. Wonder Woman is a very good film. Funnier, more action packed than you're probably expecting. Gal is perfect as WW!
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) May 19, 2017
"The 'Wonder Woman' Embargo Has Lifted Twitter" is my favorite Twitter. Also: #WonderWoman is really damn good. Loved every minute.
— Rachel Simon (@Rachel_Simon) May 19, 2017
Happy — no, RELIEVED — to report that #WonderWoman is truly good. Funny, stirring, kick-ass, romantic. A solid, entertaining superhero film.
— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) May 19, 2017
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
— Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) May 19, 2017
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
Roll on June 2nd.