Since the release of the first solo outing for the iconic Wonder Woman character, moviegoers were pretty hype about seeing the follow-up sequel. Finally, it did arrive, albeit much earlier than I saw it.
Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) DC Comics Film Review
Continuing her mission to serve and protect, Wonder Woman is living in 1984 now and working at a museum. As Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), her life is full of missing those she lost. This comes full circle when Diana’s co-worker Barbara (Kristen Wiig) is tasked with cataloging a unique piece that is rumored to grant wishes. Diana’s most fervent wish is to have Steve Trevor back. Not expecting anything to happen, Diana is shocked when, while she attends a gala hoping to dissuade the interest of a donor (Pedro Pascal) in the piece, she comes face to face with Steve.
While he’s not exactly the same man she knew, all Diana can see when she looks at him, is the Steve (Chris Pine) of her dreams; the man she fell in love with, who would sacrifice his life so she could save tomorrow. Diana’s joy over reuniting with Steve dims when she realizes there’s a new battle to fight and new villains to defeat.‘WONDER WOMAN 1984’: THE MOVIE EVERYONE HAD TO SEE #WW84 #WONDERWOMAN #DCCOMICS #GOODMOVIES #CHRISPINE #GALGADOT Click To Tweet
This is one of those films that I do, but don’t like. Saying that, I can also say that I think this or the first Wonder Woman title is still the best from DC Comics (so far). Where Marvel has more than one good film in its franchise, the more recent re-boots from DC seem to falter here and there. Perhaps this is due to the cast or maybe it’s something else, I don’t know. Whatever it may be, the movies are entertaining if nothing else.
Gal Gadot again returns well as the titular character and it’s a joy to see Chris Pine return, although much as I wish him too, I suspect the writers will now “let him go.” The newbies are good too and Hallmark fans will spy a familiar, albeit very limited (screen time), face. There’s some interesting and profound things in the script though not everything works. Like last go-round, we end up with another broken heart but in true normal fashion, Diana picks herself up and moves forward.
So far, this franchise (mostly) impresses me. I do have more thoughts swirling in my head, which is for a different kind of post. This is more about the film and its production that anything. Speaking of that production, it’s pretty dang cool. The film opens well and there’s the usual cool special effects including one of THE coolest firework scenes – ever. Like anything else from this superhero world, if you like the character or the prequel film, you’re sure to like Wonder Woman 1984. There’s good and bad, but one thing is for sure, it’s full on entertainment.
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You can find Wonder Woman 1984 digitally on Amazon Video
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Content: there’s lots of “action” violence, meaning people fly through the air, are flipped, or the victim of Diana’s lasso. There’s a big car chase scene. There’s other instances through, but it’s on par with any of the Comic adaptations. Some minor innuendo and an implied sex scene (they wake up next to each other). There may be a few minor profanities. The film is PG-13.
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