“Wonder Woman” opens in theaters Friday, but before you see it, TheWrap’s resident fanboy Umberto Gonzalez (a.k.a. me) and film producer Daniel Alter have shared our thoughts about the latest DC Films release.
This is the best DC Extended Universe movie to date, in my opinion. And I’m not alone, as “Wonder Woman” is stunning critics, who are calling the film “electrifying” and a “breathtaking cinematic achievement” that makes it “one of the best superhero movies of all time.”
“I think we have the first, great DC universe film,” said Alter.
The film starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 96 percent — that’s 52 “fresh” reviews, with only 2 “rotten.”
TheWrap’s film critic Alonso Duralde said that “Wonder Woman” ranks as one of the “few great” superhero movies among a recent flood of them.
“It’s a film that not only improves upon many of the seemingly built-in shortcomings of superhero movies, but also mixes smarts, sentiment and adrenaline in the best Hollywood style. This is a superior popcorn movie, no matter what the genre.”
Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis and Connie Nielsen. It hits theaters on Friday.