Girl power definitely reign in ruling the weekend box office with the power and might of “Wonder Woman”: lassoing and wielding a domestic opening of $100 million dollars, a record for a female-directed film. With an international addition of $122 million, the film has reached over $222 million worldwide. Starring Gal Gadot as the titular superhero, “Wonder Woman” continues to earn the love, joy, honor, and respect of critics and moviegoers around the world with her empowered message of love, hope, peace, compassion, truth, equality, and justice for all.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, “Wonder Woman” is set in World War I, where Princess Diana of Themyscira accompanies American agent Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) from the tranquility of Paradise Island to the battlefields of London in “the war to end all wars” against the Germans. However, the biggest battle for the fate of mankind lies between Diana and the god of war Ares. It is where Diana will unleash all her strength in the name of all that is good as Wonder Woman.
Despite being compared to Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011) starring Chris Evans, “Wonder Woman” proves and shows that she IS a living legend on the side of right for the red-white-blue America. But what makes her unique than patriotic super-soldier Steve Rogers? Wonder Woman is a rebel with a cause of fighting the system as an united ambassador for sisterhood.
Gal made her debut as Wonder Woman in last spring’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”, and will help unite the rest of the superhero Seven in this fall’s “Justice League” come November 17. After years of flops such as “Supergirl” (1984), “Catwoman” (2004), and Elektra (2005), “Wonder Woman” made it official in breaking the curse at last: paving the way for female superheroes leading their own franchise on the big screen. Though it has yet to be official, Jenkins and Gadot are already on contract for a sequel.