There had been concerns about the new Wonder Woman movie. Apart from the usual grumbles about casting from corners of the internet, critics and fans saw little to look forward to in the latest film in a series that included "Batman v. Superman" and "Suicide Squad," which reviewers declared "tiresome, ill-tempered...dismal" and "by no means good," respectively. But then the movie came out, and suffering Sappho did it surprise. Critics were nearly unanimous with praise and moviegoers were just as generous, sending "Wonder Woman" to the biggest opening weekend for a movie directed by a woman. So, what makes "Wonder Woman" a box office smash? We try to answer that question in this month's meeting of the 1A Movie Club, with guests Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post; John Horn of "The Frame" on KPCC; Laura Boyes, a film curator with the North Carolina Museum of Art; and Greg Rucka, a long-time writer for the Wonder Woman comics.
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