The first reviews are in for Wonder Woman and they've got us very excited to see it
Deep down, we really do want every film to be good (or at least so bad that it becomes hugely entertaining: Hi, Showgirls!).
We don't enjoy seeing films we had hope for get released and then torn to shreds by the critics.
After Disney and Marvel threw down the gauntlet with the slowly assembling Avengers, we were all looking forward to how Warners and DC would bounce back after The Dark Knight Trilogy by putting together their Justice League piece by piece.
Man Of Steel kicked it off in an interesting way (55% on Rotten Tomatoes, but really much better than you remember/it has been given credit for), but it was followed by the one-two punch of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (28%) and Suicide Squad (25%) and things weren't looking too hopeful.
However, with Man Of Steel making $668 million, BVS making $873 million and Suicide Squad making $745 million, it wasn't like Warners and DC were going to give up without a fight.
They've still got the Justice League (trailer here), Aqauman, Cyborg, The Flash, Green Lantern and more besides due out over the next few years, but before all that we'll soon be getting Wonder Woman, and the first reviews have just come out.
Let's just say we're very excited to see it now:
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
#WonderWoman is the best DCEU film so far. The heart of Gal Gadot's Diana powers it, and the shift from mythic into WWI story really works.
— (((Eric Eisenberg))) (@eeisenberg) 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
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) May 19, 2017
Wonder Woman marks the first female-fronted superhero movie since comic-book movies became big business again (the first person to mention Elektra gets banned for life), and not only that, but it is the first of the comic book movies to be directed by a female, too.
The director in question took to Twitter to answer some questions about the movie, and the gender politics surrounding it reared it's head:
Just as I grew up loving WW and Superman; It's not about gender. It's about being hero. You are Wonder Woman as I am Wonder Woman. https://t.co/aVde1fzSzo
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) May 18, 2017
We can check it out for ourselves when it arrives in Irish cinemas on 2 June, or head here for a chance to win tickets to the Irish premiere via The JOE Film Club!
— #WonderWoman (@WonderWomanFilm) May 8, 2017
While you're here...
Why not hit play on the video below to let funnyman Fred Cooke woo you with his sexy French accent, Dara Dynamite ditches the Speedos to become a Kingsman, Mayo band Flat Out put the woe of the All-Ireland Final behind them to perform the Magic Cover and Justine Stafford takes to the streets to find a date for the Debs.
We also caught up with the cast of Kingmsan: The Golden Circle – Taron Egerton and Mark Strong – as well as the stars of new Irish film Maze – Barry Ward and Nidge himself, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (and his wonderful hat).
It's all jam-packed into this week's episode of The JOE Show, so what are you waiting for?
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