The studio finally has a universally acclaimed movie for its still young DC Comics Extended Universe ("Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", "Suicide Squad") with "Wonder Woman", which opens on Friday. Pictures and DC Films' Wonder Woman has earned $11 million in Thursday previews with $1.5 million from IMAX.
Warner Brothers and DC also have a lot on the line with this film, as they need it to be successful to help shift the tone set by previous movies that are found in this universe.
"Wonder Woman" is off to a good start at the box office. A majority of them, anyway. But Wonder Woman has truly solidified her as one of the best storytellers in Hollywood today. Director Patty Jenkins' take on a character who has been a feminist icon is incredible and the fact the film passes the Bechdel test makes my heart melt.
With even the not-so-prominent superheroes like Ant-Man having films of their own, a film dedicated to the most famous female superhero was much needed.
Whether you got to see Wonder Woman on opening night or not, you'll definitely enjoy these tweets. In an interview with CinemaBlend, producer Charles Roven has stated that "the future of Wonder Woman" is defined by the results of the current film.
But there's very little spark in Wonder Woman other than Gadot. Her philosophy of men and women working side by side (and never bashing men) is imbued in her language-allowing the audience to truly understand Wonder Woman's pure ideas of equality and justice.
Arguably the film's most on-the-nose scene featuring her fellow warriors includes Sameer's statement that his ethnicity is an impediment to pursuing a career in the West as an actor. "But without ever knowing it, I think 'Wonder Woman" was my dream role.
Gadot "will glue you to the screen", she added, while Jenkins "IS NOT PLAYING AROUND" as she delivers "AMAZON REALNESS in an exquisitely directed story".