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Doesn't Gal Gadot look awesome in "Wonder Woman"? But writers can do bad things even with good characters. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC)

Review: 'Wonder Woman’ Rejuvenates DC Films

Boasting a female lead and a female director (Patty Jenkins), along with the added pressure of rejuvenating the DC Extended Universe, “Wonder Woman” was put in a very difficult place. Thankfully, Jenkins and crew do not have to deal with the disappointment and ire of fans like previous DC films. “Wonder Woman” adequately serves as a course correction for DC and proves the power of the superhero genre.

The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C., a few miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway.(Chris Reynolds/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Cheap summer excursions

Summer is here and for those looking for unique experiences and things to do in the upcoming months, consider checking out a few activities listed here.