Most of us were aware the new Wonder Woman movie was on its way. We knew a bit of the trivia: that it starred the explosive Gal Gadot in the lead, that it was directed and produced by women and has the highest budget of any film produced by someone with two X chromosomes ($150 million).
But the thing that’s sending the internet into a frenzy are the out-of-control reviews.
The film currently has a 95 per cent positive score on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. Critics are absolutely frothing.
That’s a higher score than any Marvel or DC movie ever. Its only competitor is 2008’s Batman: The Dark Knight - and it’s well on track to overtaking the reviews on that masterpiece too.
Here’s what the critics are saying:
Director Patty Jenkins spoke to The Hollywood Reporter this week, and shared her fears that the weight of the world’s women, basically the fate of feminism itself, rested on hers and lead Gal Gadot’s shoulders. She wants the film to be loved for simply being a great film, not just because of its strong feminist message.
"I can't take on the history of 50 percent of the population just because I'm a woman,” she told the reporter. "I'm just trying to make the greatest version of Wonder Woman that I can for the people who love the character as much as I do and hope that the movie lives up to all the pressure that's on it."
From everything we’re reading it’s lassoing that pressure and taking it out with a well-timed round-house.
Gather your daughters – this is the film you HAVE to see this month.