Wonder Woman, Wonder Womaaaaan … All the world’s waiting for you … and the power you possess …
And the wait is over!
It’s time to spin around and put your wrists together because the studio embargo for social media reactions to Wonder Woman lifted on Thursday night, and the small group of film writers who got to see it lassoed up this fun truth: Wonder Woman is pretty great.
Mashable was among them, and a full review will post in the coming days. But writers were allowed to tweet short reactions, almost all of them glowing like Themyscerian battle armor.
Some were relieved. Others ecstatic. And not a rotten tomato in the whole bushel.
#WonderWoman is the ray of light the DCEU has been waiting for. Gal Gadot just owns it.
Angie J. Han (@ajhan) May 19, 2017
2. Gal Godot is absolutely phenomenal as #WonderWoman. She KILLS it, just surprisingly good. A truly heroic light DCEU desperately needs.
Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) 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
My reaction to @WonderWomanFilm : exciting, powerful, bold, epic, simply wonderful and – best of all – absolutely empowering.
Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) 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
Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) May 19, 2017
Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) 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
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’m now allowed to reveal I enjoyed Wonder Woman! It’s really good. Has the heart & humanity DCEU needed. I’m not reviewing it FYI pic.twitter.com/Tmm9l8aOrQ
Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) May 19, 2017
And me? I struggled with some of the movie’s clunky transitions, and the villain(s) are, once again, underdeveloped and under-served. Wonder Woman isn’t perfect, but Gal Gadot is perfect as Wonder Woman.
She saves the movie, she saves DC, and she absolutely saves our faith that this movie can finally be the one.
The most wonderful thing about WONDER WOMAN is the wonderful Wonder Woman. Gal IS Wonder Woman. Now then, about WONDER WOMAN
Josh L. Dickey (@JLDlite) May 19, 2017
I will say this: There are many writers who were at the first wave of screenings who didn’t tweet a reaction. I read that as “didn’t like it all that much,” because that’s how a lot of us handle an averse reaction stay mum.
And I spoke with several writers at the screening who weren’t crazy about it, or who have since tweeted more elevated praise than what they were thinking at the time. The movie does get better in your memory though, and let’s face it great leads with great chemistry go a really, really long way when it comes to your long-term perceptions of a film.
Bottom line: When the embargo for full reviews lifts, watch the percentages of sentiment shift. But Wonder Woman will be a big hit.