The Power of Wonder Woman

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The Power of Wonder Woman

Alyssa Randone

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Wonder Woman premiered in theaters June 2nd, 2017 and quickly became the most raved about movie of the summer. Before becoming Wonder Woman, she was a Princess of the Amazons named Diana who was raised training to be a warrior. Her and the other Amazons had a duty to fight Ares, the God of War who according to legend was going to start a war that rid the earth of mankind if he rose again. One day, a pilot from World War II named Steve crash landed on the Amazonian island and was forced to tell the Amazons about the war. Diana believed it was Ares and she was determined to defeat him. With her newfound powers and Steve, she ventured into the world to defeat Ares and stop the war. Gal Gadot played the role of Wonder Woman flawlessly, and even did her own stunts even while she was pregnant.

In the opening week, Wonder Woman earned $150 million in the box office, surpassing $700 million by it’s one month release smashing box office records. It also has a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, along with outstanding reviews. Neil Soans from Times of India says Wonder Woman is “a blend of an uplifting and humorous outlook with strong female characters, that does justice to the iconic female superhero”. This movie is an inspiration to girls everywhere, many of which are children seeing a female superhero for the first time. Twitter exploded with positive comments of the movie before it even came out, expressing their love for DC and finally having another female superhero movie. The last one to come out in theatres was Elektra in 2005, which only got 10% on Rotten Tomatoes and earned $24 million in the box office. Many people thought Wonder Woman was going to tank like other female superhero movies, but the positive reviews and chart-breaking numbers shocked many.

Whether you enjoy superhero movies or not, Wonder Woman is a must-see movie. The hype for Wonder Woman is far from over, especially with Halloween coming up. With the movie being out for only out four months, fans anticipate news of a sequel, which they believe will top the first one. Until then, Wonder Woman will be one of the most talked about movies this year and will continue to empower girls all around the world.

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