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Wonder Woman 1984

Published January 16, 2021

Wonder Woman 1984

Film info

  • Title Wonder Woman 1984
  • Director Patty Jenkins
  • Year 2020
  • Run time 1hr 46m
  • Genres Adventure, Action, Fantasy
  • Tagline A new era of wonder begins

Wonder Woman musters all of her strength, wisdom and courage as she finds herself squaring off against Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility.

Live blog

TimeComment
3:30A gong seems a very inefficient way to start a race.
4:14Loving the Krypton Factor obstacle course.
10:17“No true hero is born from lies.”
13:14They turned Pedro Pascal into Biff, it’s hideous!
34:09I like starting a story with: “headline” and then tell it.
39:47As always, the 80s tech is blowing my mind.
43:00“Never accept the limitations of nature.” BLEURGH.
48:50“Yea, the phonebook. I guess some things are futureproof.”
1:04:10Gal makes anything look good and Steve’s eighties outfits are just proving that.
1:10:08I’ll grant you that the fundamentals of flying don’t change but surely you can’t just hop in a fighter after forty years and know how to fly it.
1:15:06Men are really not well represented in this film.
1:21:21Now is not the time but I do love a good tank.
1:39:56Everyone keeps getting distracted from their main missions.
1:43:03Adam actual Klaus is the President??
1:45:52Am I the only one who feels like the end of the sentence “I wish for…” is world peace? No one has said it!
1:53:08What is the monkey’s paw?
2:01:28I have a penchant for dark eyes, the badder people get in this, the darker their eyeshadow. Oops.
2:04:20God I’m going to be so careful what I wish for in future.
2:12:20How is he hearing all the wishes back? Satellites don’t work like that… do they?
2:19:39That was so powerful and then.. . he just ran off, exit stage left.

Thoughts

Well, the obvious review of this film is that it’s nowhere near as good as the first one. Gal Gadot is great, as always, and Pedro Pascal was amazing at that heightened caricature of a baddie. The good bits were really good, but there was a lot that wasn’t good. The story didn’t make a lot of sense, there was a lot unexplained, and it raised questions that were far bigger than the space of a movie allowed.

The best bit was the gladiators style race at the beginning… I can’t believe it was disappointing once the eighties kicked in!

Also, Adam Klaus was the president. What a world.

Rating: 2 / 5

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