Gal Gadot's 'Wonder Woman' Still Rules Box Office

12 June, 2017, 15:53 | Author: Roberto Lindsey

It would have been a fairly major plot twist if Wonder Woman had been pregnant in this summer's blockbuster (though I could see a working mum plot arc working), so it was vital that actor Gal Gadot's pregnancy be disguised.

Wonder Woman has gotten DC on the right track and if the future films can stay at the same standard then there is hope for the franchise. Actor Said Taghmaoui, who plays Sameer in the movie, took to social media to thank Jenkins for her vision for the movie. After eclipsing $100 million over three days last weekend, the question became whether everyone rushed out to see what Wonder Woman was all about, leaving it frontloaded, or if the stellar reviews and Cinemascore would keep it propped up at box office. We could probably argue about this all day, especially with Marvel fans (and I like Marvel stuff much more than DC stuff), but the story of how Diana of the Amazons becoming a superhero was executed, was a lot better than the story of Steve Rogers becoming Captain America.

As a character Wonder Woman is both a potent symbol of female empowerment and a total babe.

"There are so many things we asked her to do: Now do it on one foot". "Wonder Woman" wrapped up Tom Cruise's "The Mummy" at the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $57.2 million in North American theaters. The use of slow motion in fight scenes was breathtaking at first, but the technique was overused and by the second half of the film I could tell you exactly when we would be seeing Gadot slow down (usually just in time to jump-kick a German soldier into the next world war). "We didn't cut one scene in this movie nor did we change the order of one scene in this movie from the script that we went in shooting with".

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The superhero flick, starring the Israeli former model, has held on to its number one spot on the USA box office rankings after a bumper opening weekend, making it a welcome victor for the Warner Brothers studio, far outstripping the first weekend of rival studio Universal's "The Mummy", expected to scoop up a mere $30 million. I am still waiting for my muscular, hairy-legged, mascara-less superhero to kick ass on the silver screen, but it seems her arrival may take longer than anticipated. Given the film was meant to launch a whole extended universe of monster films - called the Dark Universe - it's not exactly great news for Universal.

All in all, I would recommend "Wonder Woman" to anyone who enjoys a good-quality blockbuster with a breath of fresh, feminist air.

Facebook/Wonder WomanShown is a scene from "Wonder Woman".

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