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Is ‘Wonder Woman’ A ‘Complete Mess’? Director Patty Jenkins Responds To Accusations

Allegations that Wonder Woman is a complete mess have been dismissed by the blockbuster’s director, Patty Jenkins, just a few hours after they originally emerged online courtesy of a disgruntled former Warner Bros. employee.

The letter insisted that, according to the writer’s sources, Wonder Woman “would be a mess,” even though they were adamant that they were actually impressed by the first trailer for the film that premiered just last month.

But just a few hours after the letter had emerged online, Patty Jenkins took to Twitter to post a number of messages dismissing these claims and declaring that someone was trying to spread lies to disrupt Warner Bros.’ expanding DC Extended Universe.

Patty Jenkins felt the need to respond to these allegations following the emergence of an essay that was written under the pseudonym Gracie Law and was hugely critical of Warner Bros.’ CEO Kevin Tsujihara following a string of poor performances for the studio.

The part of the essay that took aim at Wonder Woman saw Gracie Law write, “What are you even doing? I wish to God you were forced to live out of a car until you made a #1 movie of the year. Maybe Wonder Woman wouldn’t be such a mess. Don’t try to hide behind the great trailer. People inside are already confirming it’s another mess. It is almost impressive how you keep rewarding the same producers and executives for making the same mistakes, over and over.”

The full essay, which was aimed towards Kevin Tsujihara, was originally posted to Pajiba by Gracie Law, who was provoked into writing it following a viewing of Suicide Squad last week.

Suicide Squad was met with mixed reviews when it was released at the start of the month. So much so that it scored the same score on Rotten Tomatoes of 27 percent as Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, which was its predecessor in the DC Extended Universe that was also ridiculed by critics upon its release back in March.

Gracie Law felt the need to attack Kevin Tsujihara not just because of the poor start to the DC Extended Universe, which is only three films deep as Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad were both preceded by 2013’s Man Of Steel.

The writer was also furious because of the studio’s output in 2014, the year that they allegedly worked there. “That year we pursued the storytelling vision of Adam Sandler’s Blended and Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys. Failures,” they continued. “We pursued a potentially great summer movie like Edge of Tomorrow and completely botched its release. Same with Man From UNCLE. We dug in our heels and hoped The Hobbit Trilogy would somehow stop being a mediocre case of diminishing returns. Talented, loyal people packed their boxes and went home while your story tellers dropped the ball.”

[Image via Warner Bros.]

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