Wonder Woman doesn’t break any new ground for superhero movies, and can only be viewed as a success in comparison to the rest of the DC Cinematic Universe to date. More than anything, Patty Jenkins’ film is derivative of the stale Marvel formula- in particular 2011’s Thor, whose narrative this apes on a beat for beat level. As wonderful as it is to finally have a female superhero on the screen (and be instantly beloved by audiences to boot), it’s a shame the film doesn’t break the same amount of ground when it comes to redefining the standard superhero origin narrative.
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