Biggest Oscar Best Picture snub: 'Wonder Woman' or 'Logan'? | The Tylt
Biggest Oscar Best Picture snub: 'Wonder Woman' or 'Logan'?
Below is the synopsis of "Wonder Woman," per IMDB.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
"Wonder Woman" is considered the first film in the DCEU that wasn't a critical flop. In fact, there was some considerable Oscar buzz around the film for being brilliantly-made, groundbreaking blockbuster.
The epic garnered universal acclaim for its acting, story, female-led cast and direction by a female filmmaker. And let's not forget that the film grossed over $821 million globally at the box office. "Wonder Woman" was also the highest grossing movie of the summer.
Unfortunately, the film's groundbreaking success did not translate into a Best Picture contender, leaving many disappointed. Critics argue this is a missed opportunity by the Academy to recognize a phenomenally praised and popular piece of work led by women.
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
"Logan" is revered as a dark, gritty and epic ending to Wolverine's saga. "Logan" is definitely the best "Wolverine" movie in the trilogy, and it's also one of the best X-Men films in the entire franchise. The blockbuster grossed over $616 million worldwide, while receiving tons of critical praise. While some knew it was unlikely for the Oscars to recognize a genre blockbuster like "Logan" (it's a superhero flick), many were still hopeful. Snikt, snikt.