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  1. Mel O'Drama

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    I thought there was already a thread for this but no matter...



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    This is Wonder Woman.
    Now and always.
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    I have low expectations for this film after seeing Wonder Woman feature in the awful Batman v Superman.
     
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    Lynda Carter is Wonder Woman. Always.
     
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    Wonder Woman women-only screenings in Texas spark row

    A cinema chain in Austin, Texas, has caused uproar after scheduling women-only screenings of Wonder Woman.

    The big-budget superhero film, which stars Gal Gadot, is set for US release on 2 June.

    And on 6 June, the Alamo Drafthouse has reserved two showings for those who identify as female.

    "The most iconic superheroine in comic book history finally has her own movie, and what better way to celebrate?" organisers said.

    A post on the Alamo's website read: "Apologies, gentlemen, but we're embracing our girl power and saying 'No Guys Allowed' for one special night at the Alamo Ritz.

    "And when we say 'People Who Identify As Women Only', we mean it. Everyone working at this screening - venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team - will be female.

    "So lasso your geeky girlfriends together and grab your tickets to this celebration of one of the most enduring and inspiring characters ever created."

    Now unimpressed men are lambasting the idea on Facebook, claiming they are being discriminated against.

    "Great, let us know when you have guys-only screenings of Thor, Spider-Man, Star Wars, etc. Let's see you walk the walk now that you set this precedence [sic]," one man wrote.

    "Very sorry if you feel excluded," came the reply on the cinema's official account.

    "We thought it might be kinda fun ... to celebrate a character who's meant a great deal to women for close to eight decades. Again, truly, truly, truly, truly sorry that we've offended you."

    "Have you ever hosted a men's only showing of any film?" Facebook user Bill Fairbrother enquired.

    The cinema chain cheerfully responded: "We've never done showings where you had to be a man to get in, but we *did* show the Entourage movie a few years ago."

    When another critic asked if there would be a men-only screening, the cinema posted a link on how to set up a private event, advising, "Go for it!"

    But if some men objected, others embraced the move as within the spirit of the film, which is the first DC superhero outing with a female director - Patty Jenkins - and title character.

    "I am a man and fully support this," said one fan.

    "This is a great idea and I will see it another time! Wow, that was easier than deciding to feel persecuted!" wrote Geoff Stark.

    As the women-only screenings have proved hugely popular, the Alamo now plans to extend the format across the US.

    According to Mashable, the Dallas, Austin, and DC branches will donate proceeds from their ticket sales to local women's charities.


     
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    Wonder Women unite!


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    Nice. I remember pictures of them meeting before at the United Nations when Wonder Woman was made an honorary UN Ambassador. They seem to get along well.

    Over the years, fans (and Carter herself) have commented that if there were ever to be a new live action Wonder Woman vehicle, Carter would be a MUST to play Hippolyta (or Hippolyte, depending on the era). Looking at the pictures of them both I'd say it would completely have worked. I'd buy them as mother and daughter.
     
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    It's nearly here! The much anticipated live action superhero movie, Wonder Woman, is out in the UK on Thursday. The film stars Gal Gadot in the title role and Chris Pine alongside as US spy Steve Trevor.

    So what do the critics make of it?






    Sheri Linden - The Hollywood Reporter
    Had it really broken the mould and come in below the two-hour mark, Wonder Woman could have been a thoroughly transporting film. As it stands, it's intermittently spot-on, particularly in the pops of humour and romance between the exotically kick-ass yet approachable Gadot and the supremely charismatic Chris Pine as an American working for British intelligence, the first man the Amazon princess has ever met. With eager fans unlikely to bemoan the film's length or its lapses in narrative energy, Wonder Woman will conquer their hearts as it makes its way around the globe.

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    Andrew Barker - Variety
    Wonder Woman is the first major studio superhero film directed by a woman, and it shows in a number of subtle, yet important ways. As skimpy as Gadot's outfits may get, for example, Jenkins' camera never leers or lingers gratuitously - Diana is always framed as an agent of power, rather than its object. When she finally unleashes her full fighting potential in an extended battle sequence on the front lines, the movie comes alive in a genuinely exhilarating whirl of slow-motion mayhem, and Diana's personality is never lost amid all the choreography.

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    Steve Rose - The Guardian
    Those hoping a shot of oestrogen would generate a new kind of comic-book movie - and revive DC's faltering movie universe - might need to lower their expectations. Like many people out there, I had no shortage of excitement and goodwill towards this female-led superhero project, but in the event it's plagued by the same problems that dragged down previous visits to the DC movie world: over-earnestness, bludgeoning special effects, and a messy, often wildly implausible plot. What promised to be a glass-ceiling-smashing blockbuster actually looks more like a future camp classic.

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    Robbie Collin - The Telegraph
    Hit or not - and you'd better believe its box-office results will be scrutinised under a microscope - Wonder Woman is close to a knockout on its own ambitious terms. Patty Jenkins' film officially belongs to the DC Extended Universe, the same sunless and woebegone realm that brought us Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad.

    In a genre where fanboy entitlement regularly calls the tune, Wonder Woman's feminism - in its eagerly daubed poster-paint strokes - feels like a rarity. Time will tell whether Hollywood is about to find itself in the thrall of a heroine addiction. But as the credits rolled, I was already craving another hit.

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    Kelly Lawler - USA Today
    It's Gadot's film and she is electric as Wonder Woman, a role she debuted in last year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to wide acclaim. Unshackled from that film's dreary baggage, the Israeli actress is able to shine as brightly in Wonder Woman's smaller moments as she does when she lifts a tank with her bare hands. Her expressive face is magnetic as she witnesses the horrors of the world for the first time. Her optimism is at times heartbreaking - we, unlike Diana, know how evil the world truly is - but it is also inspiring.

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    Emma Simmonds - Radio Times
    Although Jenkins doesn't avoid the traditional effects-swamped finale, she manages to work emotional impact into the climax.

    Most importantly, she delivers a heroine who lives up to the majesty of her moniker and stands apart from her superhero brethren, not just in her gender but in her well-communicated ideals.

    Wonder Woman reminds us that, at their finest and most enduring, such films inspire us to be all that we can be.

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