Starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, director Patty Jenkins directed the classic story of comic book icon, Wonder Woman. Replacing Sam Taylor-Johnson’s film Fifty Shades of Grey, Jenkins set a new record for the biggest U.S. debut earnings ($100.5 million) for a female director. Internationally, the film made an additional $122.5 million and $38 million in China, receiving a grant global total of $223 million.
The film has been highly praised for its astounding action scenes, lead female role, and intriguing plot. It currently has a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was noted for its,
"Thrilling, earnest, and buoyed by Gal Gadot's charismatic performance, Wonder Woman succeeds in spectacular fashion."
Jenkin's adaption of Wonder Woman aims to not only tell the origin story but to inspire females to break gender roles. The film portrays Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) as a strong and confident woman fighting against misogyny and an advocate of feminism.
I will definitely be watching the film again this weekend!