The early reactions to "Wonder Woman" were terrific and now the full reviews are possibly even better. The movie, which opens June 2, currently has an impressive 96% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Here's some of the raves for the film, which stars Gal Gadot as the Amazon warrior:
"A rollicking action adventure in the tradition of 'Indiana Jones.' -- Cath Clarke, Time Out
"An electrifying, breathtaking cinematic achievement... one of the best superhero movies of all time... It is outrageously bold and confident, insanely fun and thrilling, powerfully dramatic and delightfully amusing, all rolled into one epic superhero outing." -- Mark Hughes, Forbes
"'Wonder Woman' is the best movie Marvel rival DC Comics has put out in its own cinematic universe, and unlike the recent parade of bleak superhero tales from both studios, it makes you feel good while you watch it." -- Kelly Lawler, USA Today
Of course, some reviewers were less enthusiastic:
"It's not perfect, but it's often good, sometimes great and exceptionally re-watchable." -- Lindsay Bahr, Associated Press
The harshest review is from The Guardian's Steve Rose, who calls Gadot's Wonder Woman "a weaponized Smurfette." Ouch! (And who knew Brits spelled "estrogen" as "oestrogen"?) "It's plagued by the same problems that dragged down previous visits to the DC movie world: over-earnestness, bludgeoning special effects, and a messy, often wildly implausible plot. What promised to be a glass-ceiling-smashing blockbuster actually looks more like a future camp classic," writes Rose.
Despite that knock, it's an overwhelmingly great critics' reaction compared to "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," which has a 28% Rotten Tomatoes score; and "Suicide Squad," which only managed a 25% RT score.
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny. Read More