Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

“Nothing good is born from lies. And greatness is not what you think. ” – Diana Prince

Number of Times Seen – 1 (27 Jan 2021)

Brief Synopsis – 60+ years after the events of the last film, Diana Prince still tries to get over her loneliness while keeping Washington DC safe via her alter ego.

My Take on it – This is a film that the world as been anticipating for quite some time and it finally arrived.

Unfortunately, all of the hype and high expectations is problematic because the story just isn’t good enough to work here.

They have some great action scenes, but the way that the plot and story move leave too much to wish for that just doesn’t come through.

Gal Gadot is great once again as the title character and proves that she is perhaps the best choice to take on this role.

Her performance helps make things feel even more realistic in how everything is presented and that’s great.

The film has amazing special effects that enhance the story even more especially during the various action sequences.

The two villains aren’t that great and that hurts things a bit too much.

The plot is filled with far too many holes for it’s own good and the choice to have the title character appear to fly on her own is a bit much especially given the fact that she doesn’t have that super power in addition to the rest of her talents.

What’s really unfortunate is the fact that this film has a great message that actually resonates really well during COVID-19, but that message gets bogged down by an attempt to show more and more action scenes here and that is ultimately a real shame to see.

As much as I love all of the 80’s references, they just aren’t enough here to help make this film more entertaining to watch.

Bottom Line – Pretty mediocre sequel that has some great action scenes, but the story itself is somewhat lacking. Gadot is once again great in the lead role and shows that she is perhaps the best actress to ever play this role in a realistic fashion. The special effects enhance the story and helps make things fun to watch even if the story has far too many holes in it. The film has a great message, but that is bogged down by too much of an attempt to make things more action packed which is quiet a shame.  Great 80’s references despite the fact that they can help make this film better.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the montage early in the film featuring 80s Washington DC, several teenage girls shoplift a pair of sunglasses from a store called Commander Salamander. This was a real store in the Georgetown neighborhood of DC that specialized in new wave and punk attire, becoming a popular local destination throughout the ’80s and ’90s before it closed in 2010. Its reappearance during filming thrilled local residents who remembered the shop, and was featured in several local blogs and papers. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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