“Wonder Woman” has soared past nearly every modern superhero movie in the minds of critics so far. According to scores posted on Rotten Tomatoes, the Patty Jenkins-directed film has a rating of 96 percent as of Tuesday morning, putting it ahead of popular super hero movies “The Avengers” (92 percent), “Iron Man” (94 percent) and even “Guardians of the Galaxy” (91 percent).
The highest rated super hero movie doesn’t take place in the DC or Marvel Cinematic Universe, though. Pixar’s 2004 animated feature “The Incredibles” has a 97 percent rating.
The film, starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince a.k.a. Wonder Woman, has 52 “fresh” reviews, with only 2 “rotten.”
“Amazing performances, pulse-pounding action, and outstanding visuals make it one of the best superhero movies of all time,” Forbes’ Mark Hughes wrote. The Associated Press’ Lindsey Bahr added, “it’s enough to give you goosebumps.”
The movie was voted by fans to be the most anticipated movie of the summer, ahead of “Spiderman: Homecoming” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” according to results from a Fandango survey released last week.
DC has struggled with superhero movies in the past –“Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” received only 28 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
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