Wonder Woman: Will it live up to the social media buzz?

Critics praise Gal Gadot's badass princess as the superhero fans have been waiting for

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman doesn't open in cinemas for another two weeks, but DC Comic's latest superhero film adaptation is already getting some joyful reactions on social media.

Monster director Patty Jenkins's take on the story moves the action to the early 20th century, with Gal Gadot starring as Amazonian princess Diana.

She discovers a US military pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) washed ashore on her home island Themyscira and, moved by his description of the devastating events of World War I, feels compelled to leave her island paradise for London to help end the terrible conflict.

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Warner Bros screened the film to select press last week and while full reviews are still embargoed, the spoiler-free reactions trickling out on social media have been very positive.

Some call Wonder Woman their favourite DC film yet, while others compare it to Christopher Reeves's Superman and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight.

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Others have praised the films humour, action and the charming lead actors Gadot and Pine.

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The posts will come as a relief to many fans, especially after speculation the film would bomb.

Last year on Mashable, Josh Dickey warned that Wonder Woman "probably isn't coming to save us", saying there was a very good chance that the film would be "terrible", like those other "soul-drowning bogs of suckitude" Man of Steel, Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad, which looked great but turned out to be "the most disappointing movie of summer".

"Marketing sleight of hand" can turn expensive action shots and one-liners into great trailers, he says, but that's "not enough to make great movies".

However, the more optimistic Robert Yaniz Jnr on CheatSheet this month suggested Wonder Woman would be the best DC film ever and that the casting of Gadot was "one of the film's few bright spots that nearly everyone agreed on".

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