“Best superhero origin movie since Batman Begins”: Even After the Awful Wonder Woman 1984, Gal Gadot’s First Movie Still Gets a Lot of Love From DC Fans

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman gets hailed as the best superhero origin story for the ages.

Batman Begins, Wonder Woman 1984

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  • On the 7th anniversary of Gal Gadot's first Wonder Woman movie's theatrical release, fans praise the film as the best superhero origin story.
  • Even after years, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman remains a legacy widely praised by fans, with many comparing it with Batman Begins.
  • While the sequel Wonder Woman 1984 garnered heavy criticism from fans, the first installment remains fan-favorite.
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In the ever-evolving realm of the superhero genre, where renowned franchises like Marvel and DC are constantly churning sequels, reboots, and origin stories, there appears a beacon of admiration among fans, for Gal Gadot’s 2017 film Wonder Woman. On the theatrical release anniversary of Gadot’s inaugural journey as the iconic Amazonian princess, Diana of Themyscira, fans express their love for the film.

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Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman (2017) | Warner Bros.

Despite the disastrous reception of Wonder Woman 1984, Gal Gadot’s first installment Wonder Woman remains a cherished gem among DC fans. Celebrating the 7th anniversary of the movie, as X threads buzz with praise netizens even compare the film’s sentiment with another legendary origin story Batman Begins.

Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman Celebrates Seventh Anniversary

It’s been seven years since Gal Gadot’s 2017 DC flick Wonder Woman flew into the theaters to captivate fans with the actress’ portrayal of the iconic Amazonian warrior, via The Hollywood Handle. And now, even after more than half a decade, Gadot’s inaugural performance as the iconic superhero continues to resonate with fans.

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The 2017 iteration of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins, mesmerized audiences upon its release, offering a fresh take on the beloved DC Comics character. Further, Gal Gadot‘s portrayal of Diana Prince, a fierce warrior with a compassionate heart, garnered widespread appreciation for its depth and authenticity.

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Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman | Warner Bros.

Wonder Woman’s success later gave birth to the 2020 sequel Wonder Woman 1984. However, despite DC’s plans and strategies of milking the success of the 2017 installment, Gal Gadot’s sequel witnessed a disappointing reception. Finding faults in its pacing and narrative inconsistencies, fans offered the movie their fair share of criticism.

Fans Hail the 2017 Movie as the Best Origin Story Since Batman Begins

However, despite Wonder Woman 1984 turning into a major disappointment for fans, people gather on X to shower their love on Gal Gadot’s 2017 installment Wonder Woman. As the DC Universe continues to expand, with new iterations of classic characters, Gadot’s Wonder Woman remains a cult classic and a timeless appeal of the iconic character.

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Further, Gal Gadot’s inaugural performance as Diana Prince earned the coveted title of one of the best superhero origin stories since Christopher Nolan’s 2005 movie Batman Begins. Considering how the origin story lies in the inception of the protagonist, a pivotal moment that later shapes their destiny, fans believe Wonder Woman and Batman Begins, both did it flawlessly.

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman 1984
Gadot as Wonder Woman in a still from Wonder Woman 1984 | Warner Bros.

While Wonder Woman narrates the story of how Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince discovers her divine lineage and embarks on a quest to save humanity, Batman Begins opens with the tragic tale of Bruce Wayne’s parents’ murder led to the Dark Knight vowing to rid Gotham City of its criminal underbelly.

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Thus, with both movies exploring themes of courage, sacrifice, and the enduring power of love, fans are fairly accurate in comparing Wonder Woman with Christian Bale‘s Batman Begins. In the end, while Wonder Woman 1984 may have faced its share of criticism, Gal Gadot’s first outing continues to be celebrated as one of the best superhero origin stories in recent memory.

Wonder Woman is available on Max. 

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Krittika is a News Writer at FandomWire with 2 years of prior experience in lifestyle and web content writing. With her previous works available on HubPages and Medium, she has woven over 1600 stories with us, about fan-favorite actors, movies, and shows. Post-graduate in Journalism and Honors-graduate in English Literature, when this art enthusiast isn't crafting your next favorite article, she finds her escapism in coffee, fiction, and the Wizarding World.