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Wonder Woman 1984 – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

Wonder Woman 1984 is available at 12pm ET Friday, December 25th 2020

Wonder Woman 1984 Movie Review

Finally, Wonder Woman 1984 is being released after it was delayed several times over the past 12 months. Now you have the opportunity to watch the sequel from the comfort of your own home on Christmas Day on HBO Max. This movie had so many leaks and spoilers released months before its final release date, so I hope you were able to dodge then.

Synopsis

The fate of the world is once more on the line and she has to save it. This new chapter in the Wonder Woman story finds Diana Prince living quietly among mortals in the 1980s. Though she’s come into her full powers, she has maintained a low profile performing her superheroic acts in secret. Now, Diana will have to step directly into the spotlight to save mankind from a world of its own making.

Gal Gadot has always been the perfect choice to play Wonder Woman from the get-go.

To those that still don’t believe that, then this movie will put an end to that argument. She embodies what Wonder Woman stands for and brings elegance, intelligence, humor, and athleticism to the iconic superhero role. If you were confused with Chris Pine’s return after his death in the first movie, fear not that will be explained and work in favor of the plot. The addition of Kristen Wiig as Cheetah and Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord are excellent. They bring their own charisma to their respective roles and have a great and natural chemistry with one another. Wonder Woman 1984 gives you villains that you have sympathy for and understand why they proceed with their diabolical plans. After the holidays Pedro Pascal should be getting plenty more phone calls after the amazing year he had in TV and Film.

I loved the comedy throughout the sequel, and we can thank Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor for that. The visuals and special effects from start to finish are dazzling and vibrant. I would really like to watch this movie on an IMAX screen, so I can immerse myself in the great scenery this movie offers, especially in the very beginning. If you have a top-notch TV hopefully you can take advantage of the HBO Max offering to watch this movie in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos. Despite loving the 80’s setting, just like Gal Gadot has said recently, it is time to bring a Wonder Woman film to the modern-day and introduce more monstrous villains. If tensions aren’t high between Director Patty Jenkins and WB, I’d like for her to return to complete the trilogy before handing off the reigns to another director.

Verdict

I give Wonder Woman 1984 an 7/10. It is a great stand alone Wonder Woman film that does not need the help from the appearances of other DC heroes. It is highly entertaining, with great action scenes and quality CGI. Also don’t forget to stay thru the credits for a great post credit scene!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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