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Most of the time it really helps to watch a trailer in a language you understand in order to know what's going on. However, when it comes to Wonder Woman that's hardly necessary. The trailer still looks great, even in Russian. A new international trailer has hit to promote the film in Russia and while the vast majority of the trailer is identical to one that we've already seen, it doesn't really matter. It's like a whole new thing in another language.
The Russian version of the trailer that's been released is about a minute shorter than the second Wonder Woman trailer that we saw a couple of months ago. As such, it doesn't contain anything that we haven't already seen. Still, it's entertaining to watch. Unless you've studied Russian, the dialogue makes no sense whatever, that separates you from everything significantly and allows you to focus exclusively on the visuals. This makes them look all the more impressive.
Even if you don't remember exactly what was said in the English language trailer, the scenes that we get paint a strong picture. War comes to Wonder Woman's home, she goes to join the fight. There are allies and villains and she can block bullets with her bracelets. That's about all you really need to know, right?
While Hollywood movies are always in demand overseas, it's difficult to guess which ones will make the biggest impact. Often the movies that other countries love aren't the same ones that strike a chord domestically. We're guessing that Wonder Woman will be one of those movies that's going to be a huge hit internationally. The character is one of the most famous in the history of the comic medium that has been translated into several languages. The action certainly seems to translate.
Financial success hasn't been a problem for the DC Extended Universe up to this point. Last year they had two huge movies in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. Both finished in the box office top 10 domestically and internationally. Hopes are high that Wonder Woman receives critical responses that are in line with its likely box office success. DC has an edge on Marvel in that they will be the first to market with a female-led superhero movie. It has the potential to engage a larger segment of the audience that has been waiting to see a strong woman take center stage.
Some, however, don't necessarily see Wonder Woman as a role model. The character was recently named, and then quickly removed as a UN ambassador for women and girls among protests that the character model set unreasonable expectations for young girls. It will be interesting to see if some of this backlash impacts the movie as well.
Wonder Woman hits theaters June 2, 2017. Are you going to see it?