‘Wonder Woman’ first reactions: ‘the best DCEU film to date’

The first reactions to "Wonder Woman" hit the internet on Thursday evening, and if they're any indication of what's to come, Warner Bros can breathe a sigh of relief.

Early reviews are the exact opposite of the reaction to the previous installments in WB's developing DC Extended Universe. Where both "Batman v. Superman" and "Suicide Squad" (Both from 2016) were panned, hard, by advance viewers, "Wonder Woman" is being praised to the stars for its humor and hopefulness.

There's a lot riding on the success of the film, not least of all because it's the first superhero film of this size, budget and scope starring, and directed by, women. So it is what many who saw it expressed ouright relief that it's good (or rather, that it isn't bad). Overall, the consensus is that it's far and away the best of the DCEU films.

"#WonderWoman is inspiring, funny, moving, action-packed and very much the movie I was hoping it would be. Can't wait for you all to see it," said IGN Entertainment Editor Terri Schwartz.

"[I]t's the best #dceu movie so far. @GalGadot owns the role & @PattyJenks hit a grand slam," said journalist Ivan Pereira.

"#WonderWoman is a flawless superhero movie. Loved every second of it," Business Insider reporter Jason Guerrasio‏ said.

TheWrap's resident fanboy Umberto Gonzales also loved it, calling it "hands down the best DCEU Film to date!"

Along with the tone and message of the film, "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins, star Gal Gadot, and the rest of the cast are also being lauded. See a sampling of reactions below.

Reactions to 'Wonder Woman'
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Reactions to 'Wonder Woman'
I can finally share my thoughts on #WonderWoman! I really loved it; it's not perfect, but its charms won me over. @GalGadot is WONDERful.
@GalGadot A couple of people have asked: yes, in my opinion the best DCEU film to date. #WonderWoman has a welcome joy to it.
2. Gal Godot is absolutely phenomenal as #WonderWoman. She KILLS it, just surprisingly good. A truly heroic light DCEU desperately needs.
Obviously an in-depth review coming, but I'm overjoyed to see a long-overdue ass-kicking ray of hope in the DCEU & her name is #WonderWoman.
WONDER WOMAN: Easily my favorite DCEU film. Has the humor and heart the franchise so desperately needs. Gadot and Pine are charming as hell.
#WonderWoman is hands down the best DCEU Film to date! Film is SO GOOD. I absolutely loved it! Bravo @PattyJenks @GalGadot @GeoffJohns 👏🏽⚔️
Happy — no, RELIEVED — to report that #WonderWoman is truly good. Funny, stirring, kick-ass, romantic. A solid, entertaining superhero film.
#WonderWoman is a flawless superhero movie. Loved every second of it. Amazing work, @PattyJenks! https://t.co/UJMDI7Kb2k
Wonder Woman is the DC movie I've been waiting for. It's exciting, inspiring, funny, and has some truly awe-inspiring action scenes.
Best part of ‘Wonder Woman’ is the film has really funny parts and an optimistic and heroic protagonist. Great step… https://t.co/iLLvL3QIw6
So yes I too saw #wonderwoman at a press screener & it's the best #dceu movie so far. @GalGadot owns the role & @PattyJenks hit a grand slam

Further press screenings are scheduled for later in May, but the rest of us will have to wait until June 2 to see for ourselves if it lives up to the hype. "Wonder Woman" stars Gadot, along with Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, and Elena Anaya.

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