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If there's anything that signifies Wonder Woman's arrival, it's her expert-level deflection thanks to the use of her otherworldly cuffs. In 2016 someone praised Gadot for the role she played in that, and things have changed drastically since then. The Wonder Woman of the comics has a frankly preposterous origin story, and the film does a good job of incorporating many parts of the mythos into the film, and even poking fun at some of the more ridiculous parts of the origin storyline which was laden with explicit Greek Gods-related imagery.

What's striking about her turn in the spotlight in "Wonder Woman", beyond its milestone status as a female-centric studio superhero feature directed by a woman, is the movie's sense of elated lightness. Less than a decade after women in America got the right to vote in 1920, Dr. William Moulton Marston, who created Wonder Woman in 1941, wrote about a growing men's rights movement that wanted women to remain subservient.

That memento sends the narrative back further in time, to young Diana's upbringing in the all-female enclave Themyscira, aka Paradise Island, a piece of land that could form an archipelago with the Isle of Lesbos and Cherry Grove. "They do not deserve you", Hippolyta warns her daughter, who insists on sailing off with the Yankee soldier and spy to fulfill her tribe's noble duty of protecting the defenseless from German mustard gas and other horrors.

"Poor Diana has been reduced to a weaponised Smurfette", he wrote. There she showcases Gadot in a string of posh looks, all at which Diana scoffs, scoring some laughs of her own. Her Diana is all at once intelligent and naive, strong and tender.

"I'm in L.A., so excited to be attending the premiere of the new Wonder Woman movie, directed by my friend, Patty Jenkins, and starring the lovely Gal Gadot", Carter wrote.

Wonder Woman, who is not only the world's most famous female superhero but one of the best known heroic characters of any kind, is finally starring in her own theatrical motion picture for the first time. "She's a neat sort-of throwback to the circa-1978 "Superman, ' which was similarly anchored by a superhero of intense goodness", IndieWire's Kate Erbland explained when she gave the film an A-". That's the highest Rotten Tomatoes rating ever for any DC movie - putting it on par with The Dark Knight, which is "Certified Fresh" on the site with a 94 percent rating. But, like so many superhero films before it, Wonder Woman stumbles in the third act, where it reverts to a CGI-laden showdown with a big bad we can barely see or understand, bumping the overall feeling of the film down a notch. The wait is over, folks.

Entertainment Weekly shared similar thoughts, with Chris Nashawaty giving the film an A-.

While most reviewers have applauded the female duo - Gadot and Jenkins - a few did not appreciate it as much. The very reason why Wonder Woman stands a chance at being as good as it supposedly is is the very same reason why it can't fix the DC movies: it is so spatially, temporally and creatively removed from the rest of the cinematic universe that there really is no comparing the two. "What promised to be a glass-ceiling-smashing blockbuster actually looks more like a future camp classic".

You can watch the entire interview with Gal Gadot below!

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