MOVIE NEWS – Wonder Woman is losing out to Rotten Tomatoes, and critics continue to bash it, and the ratings aren’t great.
The sequel originally hit theatres on Christmas Day, HBO on HBO, but the DC Comics adaptation has now been officially downgraded to number one in the ratings. Since then, the number of guests on Rotten Tomatoes has steadily declined, and now it’s falling.
At the time of this article, Wonder Woman had an 80% rating for rotten tomatoes, compared with 90% last year. That certainly wasn’t what Warner Bros. had in mind, but it certainly doesn’t bode well for the future of the DC Comics franchise.
Critics, however, remain divided over Gal Gadot‘s return as an iconic superhero, and much of the positive response has come from the number of guests who have declined since the debut. With a current viewing rate of 74 per cent, viewers are a little friendlier, but just below the threshold for rotting.
The critical consensus on the page is as follows: The critical and consensus-oriented pages for Wonder Woman 1984 follow with a score of 74 per cent and a 4.5 / 10 rating.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, who is also returning for the sequel, the first part of the franchise has an 84 per cent audience share on Rotten Tomatoes, giving it a score of 74 per cent and a 4.5 / 10 critical consensus rating. This is the second sequel to the original Wonder Woman, which was released in 2017, and the third in the DCEU since the franchise with Man of Steel in 2013. It’s the first well-edited film in DceU for some time, “the review said,” It’s one of my favourite movies of all time and I’m so excited to be working with it. ”
Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad have similarly divided critics, but Wonder Woman has been seen by some as one of the best films in the DCEU since Man of Steel.
It should be noted that Wonder Woman was a huge financial success, bringing in $821 million worldwide. Aquaman and Shazam followed, which also received high praise and grossed big at the box office, but Wonder Woman 1984 was in a very different situation.
The film has only passed the $100 million mark in the US and is in its second week in cinemas, suggesting the studio won’t be raking in any dough. With cinemas still struggling to reopen due to health and safety concerns, WarnerMedia has decided to release a sequel for the entire screen in 2021, both in theatres and on HBO Max in the US. Wonder Woman 1984 takes the plot back to the 1980s, so huge box office potential is off the table.
The heroes face not one but two villains, and the hero is confronted not with one but with both.
Despite the reception, Warner Bros. has been able to get Diana Prince back in the saddle, and Chris Pine is returning as Steve Trevor, but he’s not quite as bad as fate gave him the first film. Kristen Wiig plays Barbara Minerva the Cheetah, Pedro Pascal plays Maxwell Lord and, strange as it may seem, he looks just as good as he did in Wonder Woman in 1984.
The news has reached Rotten Tomatoes, but Wonder Woman 3 is in the fast lane, and the studio has already set a release date for it, which is now in theatres and streaming on HBO.