Early Reviews Hail 'Wonder Woman' As DC's Best Movie Since 'The Dark Knight'

In its scramble to catch up with Marvel, DC's cinematic universe has hit a few missteps along the way, but that may change with Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman will be released in a few weeks and reviews are still under embargo, but Warner Brothers has allowed some critics to share their thoughts on social media. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, with some hailing it as DC's best movie since Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, which released in 2008.

Fun And Funny

One of the frequent criticisms hurled at DC's cinematic universe is that it is not funny, unlike Marvel's quip-filled romps. While we don't agree that every hero needs to be Iron Man, it would be nice if the DC movies found their own brand of humor to provide some levity to the grim proceedings and, for the most part, it appears that Wonder Woman does just that.

A Hero To Root For

When it comes to their superheroes, Marvel and DC have followed two divergent, but equally valid, paths. Exemplified in Stan Lee's Spider-Man, Marvel works to create characters with an everyman appeal. DC, on the other hand, treats its characters as modern-day myths. The likes of Wonder Woman or Superman might not be as relatable as Peter Parker and his frequent money troubles, but they were characters people look up to. When it comes to the movies, Marvel has managed to translate the everyman appeal of its characters - especially in the form of Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man - to the big screen. DC has, unfortunately, struggled to showcase the inspiring nature of its heroes, but Wonder Woman looks to change all of that.

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