'Wonder Woman' review: Gal Gadot to DC's rescue

While it's the first modern superhero movie with a woman leading the charge onscreen, it's also the first superhero film with a female director.

Which also means that since this is the territory Wonder Woman is likely to inhabit in subsequent films, Jenkins's is going to be a hard act to follow.

Assuming Wonder Woman does well (the film has a 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a good sign), Jenkins says she's ready to return along with Gadot. As expected, Warner Bros. wouldn't comment.

"Wonder Woman" can be for DC what "Iron Man" was for Marvel; it can make fanboys and non-fanboys excited for a movie that everyone can enjoy.

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, raised on a sheltered island paradise and trained to be an unconquerable warrior.

The creative mastermind explained: "To get her guidance, as the person who has been carrying the mantle of Wonder Woman for all these years and is the one who inspired so many of us to love Wonder Woman".

The choice of casting seems ideal with Gal Gadot, the actress who plays Wonder Woman, not just being the pretty face in the film but giving the character depth and emotion throughout the entirety of the movie as well.

Wonder Woman's Thursday night haul puts the film right around Man of Steel, which brought in $12 million in previews. Leading up to the film's June 2 debut, critics have been raving about the first female-led super hero flick directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot. She has genuine partners she respects, led by an equally warm, good-looking and traditional hero-like Chris Pine. You're dead inside if those goosebumps don't emerge when Diana or any of her Amazonian islanders leap and bound in combat.

Facebook/WonderWomanfilmThere is no end-credits scene in "Wonder Woman".

Of course, as fans are well aware at this point, the No Man's Land sequence in question - which focuses on Diana as she begins marching courageously across a stretch of land open to machine gun fire from the German forces - did make it into the film. Instead of focusing on the superhuman exploits of one spy, these films celebrate the unstoppable force of real unity.

"Ok people, I just left the theater and KNOW for CERTAIN that the GODS have seen fit to BLESS us with #WONDERWOMAN", Nyong'o wrote.

  • Salvatore Jensen