Few films have been built up with the same kind of breathless anticipation and anxiety as Wonder Woman. Ever since the explosion of blockbuster comic-book movies—since before then, even—fans have been waiting for a live-action adaptation of the Amazonian Diana Prince and her lasso of truth. Then they waited a little bit more. And more. But now, the superhero’s journey is nearly here—set to hit theaters on June 2, with actress Gal Gadot playing the lead. On Thursday night, critics who have already seen Wonder Woman were finally allowed to share their initial reaction to the film—and it appears DC has a wondrous hit on its hands.
Kate Erbland of Indiewire said the film has “humor and heart,” and that Gadot and co-star Chris Pine are “charming as hell.”
Peter Sciretta of /Film said it is “funnier, more action packed than you’re probably expecting.”
Critic Courtney Howard found it “absolutely empowering.”
The list goes on. Behold, even more 140-character praise of the film:
Prior to these initial reactions, there has been no shortage of speculation about the film. Theories circulating online…