Hailed as the saviour of the DCEU, Wonder Woman garnered so much attention and positivity that it was even being discussed as a possible Oscar contender.
The film also set a number of box office records. It grossed over $820 million at the box office and is the sixth highest grossing superhero film of all time at the domestic box office. It also helped push the DCEU past the $3 billion mark at the worldwide box office.
It holds a score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, and is listed as number two on their ‘Best superhero movies of all time.’ But is it really worthy of all the praise it has received from both critics and audiences?
There is certainly a lot to enjoy in this film and there is no doubt that it is a very entertaining film. It is also not an exaggeration to call it the DCEU’s best – but when a film is this lauded, it needs to live up to its reputation. Taking this into account, the following are some of the reasons that Wonder Woman may be considered overrated. Please expect spoilers from the outset and throughout.
1. Whose movie is this anyway? Steve’s or Diana’s?
Wonder Woman begins as we are introduced to Diana who is played by Gal Gadot. Perfectly cast, Gadot brings Diana to life as a warm, caring, thoughtful, and adventurous woman. And throughout the first act, the film belongs to her. We follow her from the present day back to the past, from Paris to Themyscira.
We see as she grows from a spirited young child to a woman who cares deeply and strives for knowledge. So when she is abandoned after the first act in favour of Steve Trevor as → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema