What was the last successful action oriented movie with a female main character? You’d have to go back more than 30 years to “Aliens,” when Sigourney Weaver led a small group of space marines against a hive of Xenomorphs, and gave us one of the great lines in movie history with, “Get away from her, you (expletive).” One would think that would lead to more female-centric action/sci-fi movies, but that was not the case.
Will Gal Gadot change that?
After one week in theaters, “Wonder Woman” has grossed $300 million worldwide and shows no signs of slowing down. Traditional movie critics, as well as YouTube critics whose main focus is movies geared toward “nerd culture” have given the film near universal praise. Your text to link… The latest entry into the DC Extended Universe earned a 93 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.3 out of 10 on IMDB.com.
DC and Warner Brothers had a great deal riding on “Wonder Woman.” While the first three DCEU entries — “Man of Steel,” “Batman V Superman,” and “Suicide Squad” — all earned a great deal of money, they also received large amounts of criticism. “Batman V Superman” even won four “Razzies” at this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards, including Worst Screenplay. But critics in droves are praising Gadot’s performance. The Wrap’s Alonso Duralde called her a “refreshing standout,” while Variety’s Andrew Baker said Gadot portrayed Wonder Woman as “an agent of power, rather than an object.” Mashable’s Angie Han wrote, “If Gal Gadot’s all-too-brief appearance in Batman V Superman was promising, she fulfills that potential and then some in Wonder Woman.”
In an interview with Variety, Gadot said, “I think that it’s so important that we have also strong female figures to look up to, and Wonder Woman is an amazing one.”