Early Reviews Call ‘Wonder Woman’ the Best DC Universe Movie Yet
So far the reviews of the DC Extended Universe movies have been … uh, what’s the opposite of good? Bad. They’ve been bad. The first three movies — Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad — have an average Rotten Tomatoes score of 36. That is bad. The opposite of good. For sure.
But maybe Wonder Woman will change things. It’s still early days, but the first critics to see the movie tweeted their reactions tonight, and by and large those responses were very positive. And I mean very positive, with almost every review proclaiming it the best DC Extended Universe movie so far by a wide margin. Granted, that’s not a huge bar to clear. But they really do like it. Some flat-out loved it, in fact.
See for yourself. Here’s the first wave of tweeted reviews:
Happy — no, RELIEVED — to report that #WonderWoman is truly good. Funny, stirring, kick-ass, romantic. A solid, entertaining superhero film.
— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) May 19, 2017
Wonder Woman is the DC movie I've been waiting for. It's exciting, inspiring, funny, and has some truly awe-inspiring action scenes.
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) May 19, 2017
WONDER WOMAN: Easily my favorite DCEU film. Has the humor and heart the franchise so desperately needs. Gadot and Pine are charming as hell.
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) May 19, 2017
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) May 19, 2017
#WonderWoman is the easily the best DCEU movie so far. It's got heart and a love of heroes. Pine and Gadot are charming beyond measure.
— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) May 19, 2017
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) May 19, 2017
— Jason Guerrasio (@JasonGuerrasio) May 19, 2017
Jenkins' WONDER WOMAN is fearless, brave, sex positive (really!), & rescues the film's resident damsel, Steve Trevor, from certain death
— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) 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
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
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
I loved Wonder Woman. First act's a bit slow, but it's optimistic, emotional, and *gasp* funny. Best DC movie so far.
— Dave Schilling (@dave_schilling) May 19, 2017
There you have it; a massive critical hit, at least so far. (I could not find a bad review in the bunch, and I definitely looked.) We’ll see what the rest of the critical corps (including yours truly, who hasn’t seen it yet) thinks when they get a look at Wonder Woman closer to its release, on June 2.