I've been waiting
(not so patiently) since January to see the new Wonder Woman
movie. But I waited a little too long to buy my tickets so I missed the June 2nd
premiere. Seems I was just one of many, many fans eager to relive childhood memories of the warrior princess. I finally secured a seat last weekend and WOW!
was it worth the wait!
With a take of $450 million to date, DC's new movie crushed the box office just like its Amazonian hero flattens bad guys. The film easily overtook The Fate of the Furious
, landing right behind Guardians of the Galaxy
for top spot at the box.
Cash counting aside, Wonder Woman is a smash for good reason: it's movie-making at its very best. The characters are skillfully drawn, the acting is superb, and the story is both new and familiar.
It's cleverly funny, action-packed, and perfectly paced. Two hours went by like twenty minutes. When the credits rolled, you could feel
the collective "Awww....it's over already?" from the audience.
My friends and I left the theater dying to see Wonder Woman 2
. There's no word yet on when it's coming out, but Diana will
be back. With plenty of unanswered questions - Did Ares really die? Was he lying about Diana's origins? Is she a god or not? - there's enough material to make two or maybe even three sequels. I don't know when the next movie will be released, but I know one thing: I'll be watching the clock. This time I plan to be first in line to get tickets for opening night!