Reported by: Samuel Woodhouse
The superhero genre (and the film industry in general, for that matter) has always been one dominated mainly by men. That all changed last weekend, however, with the release of DC’s newest outing in their film franchise, Wonder Woman. The movie is the story of an Amazonian warrior princess who arrives on Earth to fight in World War I. Wonder Woman made a big impact on the comics industry back when she was introduced, and now she’s tying up her lasso of truth around the film industry. The character is brought to life by Israeli actress Gal Gadot, making it a very popular movie in that part of the world. Wonder Woman garnered the highest grossing opening weekend for a film directed by a woman (Patty Jenkins) of all time. On a budget of $150 million, it made just over $200 million internationally in its first couple of days. Critics and fans have given the movie glowing reviews as well, a stark contrast from the poor reception of DC’s previous two outings, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. “It was a very good movie”, says sophomore student, Kelly Hoyt. “It’s nice to see a strong female figure in a movie in this day and age.” Wonder Woman is in theaters now!