Wonder Woman has now beaten Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad at the box-office. So far, it’s the only DC Expanded Universe movie to receive favorable reviews (and man, were they favorable). Now, is it safe to say that WW indeed changed the superhero landscape? Let’s take a closer look shall we?
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It certainly isn’t the first female-led superhero movie. We’ve had Tank Girl, Barbed-Wire, and Catwoman, albeit all of which were, to put in the nicest way possible, wastes of film. WW is probably the first great female superhero movie. And having been directed by Patty Jenkins makes it all the more significant for girl power the world over.
It’s more or less the best post-Nolan DC movie (not counting LEGO Batman because Batman) according to Rotten Tomatoes and almost everyone. That’s huge since DC’s been coming out with duds. Now, they finally have a winner – not enough to compete with Marvel, but enough to get them started.
And speaking about competing with Marvel, they’ll need a lot more of that to be competitive at the box-office. Marvel Cinematic Universe films have been known to break the billion-dollar barrier, which DCEU has yet to do.
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So, has WW changed the superhero landscape? In a way yes, but they’ll need to follow it up, or else things will go back to the way they were.