The Wonder Woman first screening is over and fans are giving their two cents about the film. It is a privilege to attend the first screening but there is a caveat. Anyone who attended the pre-screening of the film were bounded by a non-disclosure agreement. This means that they cannot tweet, post or react about it on social media. However, there are some people who claimed to have watched the test screening and tweeted about it, giving vague comments.
Wonder Woman first screening received some favorable reviews
Some people liked it while the others do not. Before the Wonder Woman first screening took place, there were initial rumors that the film will be a train-wreck like any other DCEU movie. Since this is a test screening, there are some minor tweaks that could be made for the film.
Some reactions compared the film to Captain America: The First Avenger. Both films are set on a war period with a hero emerging in the midst of the chaos. The most surprising part is the reactors’ claims that Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor stole the show. Moreover, some people stated that Pine overshadowed Gal Gadot’s performance.
Warning: Major spoilers for Wonder Woman movie
Reports suggested that Pine became a scene-stealer because of the comedic lines thrown by the character. A Reddit user who goes by the name WWThrowaway12233 claimed that he or she saw the first screening. According to the Redditor, Steve Trevor will help Diana assemble a small squad comprised of a conman, a smuggler and a sniper.
The Reddit’s post claimed that Trevor will convince Diana that humanity is worth fighting for. Unfortunately, Trevor will die when he hijacked a bomber plane. He flew it to high altitude so there will be one casualty. He shoots the gas canisters and ultimately dies. Diana, a.k.a. Wonder Woman, will be motivated to engage Ares in the film’s most climactic one-on-one fight scene. The post also mentioned that Diana will emerge victorious.
The death of Chris Pine’s character is a huge deal for DCEU fans. Some critics claimed that the post seems to be a fan fiction. Fans are advised to take this information with a grain of salt since there is no confirmation as to whether the aforementioned information will be part of the film.
Wonder Woman’s three villains
The film’s plot started with the Amazon princess, Diana. She lived on an island called Themyscira with other Amazonians and her mother, Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen). Her idealism was deconstructed by the arrival of American soldier Steve Trevor, when his plane crashed on their shores. He mentioned about the ongoing World War. Diana felt the need to stop the chaos and go outside her home.
The trailers revealed that there will be three villains in the film, namely German General Erich Ludendorff (Danny Huston), Doctor Poison (Elena Anaya) and Ares, Diana’s brother and Zeus son. The main antagonist is Ares which could possibly played by David Thewlis, since the actor’s role is the only character that was not revealed to the public. The film will available on June 2, 2017.
Read the full Reddit thread here.
Here are some of the reactions to the test screening:
— Aqeel DC (@AqeelHawaj_DC) February 20, 2017
Like what I am hearing about last night's screening for #WonderWoman.
— Phoenix Shanklin 🔥 (@Da_Nerdette) February 19, 2017
— Riccardo (@Rickyriccardo89) February 19, 2017