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Patty Jenkins’ wonder woman remains the highest-rated film in DCEU history thanks to an impressive 93% score from Rotten Tomatoes, and it still ranks as the franchise’s third-highest-grossing installment to date after grossing $822 million at box office, putting it behind only the highest-grossing DC Comics adaptation of all time and Clash of the Titans Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Naturally, expectations were through the roof for the sequel, but Wonder Woman 1984 turned out to be one of the most disappointing superhero shows in a long time. The pandemic and the simultaneous release of HBO Max was a huge factor, but Gal Gadot’s second solo outing unwittingly achieved the opposite of its predecessor, with ticket sales of $169 million, putting it at less than $100 million. ‘a million dollars ahead of The Suicide Squad at the bottom of the DCEU’s trade stack.
Reviews dropped to a rotten 58% on the aggregation site, while fans expressed their displeasure at a slew of film failures, which ranged from unnecessarily long running time to yet another half-baked final showdown. to a poorly rendered CGI antagonist, via the questionable way Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor was brought back from the dead.
Many people think that if Wonder Woman 1984 isn’t one of the worst costumed crime-fighting capers of the modern era, so at least it’s one of the most underwhelming. That being said, Netflix subscribers don’t seem to mind too much, the release of Warner Bros. making a splash on a rival streaming service.
According to FlixPatrol, the undercooked second chapter of Diana Prince’s story has earned a spot on Netflix’s global rankings, and it’s even the second most-watched title in Canada. A swing and a miss, so, but let’s hope wonder woman 3 hit the mark.