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Wonder Woman: 1984 – Hard Pass?

Hey guys, so I was wondering if I was going to post anything at all related to the Wonder Woman sequel or if I was just going to push this somewhere into the back of my subconscious and forget that I had ever watched it in the first place. Since I’m writing about it now, I guess that could only mean that I’ve decided to talk about it, so get ready…(Spoiler Alerts Ahead!)

This past Thursday my boyfriend and I thought it would be a cute date idea to get all cozy and bundled up on the couch to watch “Wonder Woman: 1984”. Out of the two of us, I’d arguably say I’ve been wanting to watch this movie more than him so our date idea was mostly curated by me. 

I wasn’t a fan of the movie. I wasn’t a critic of the movie. Upon first viewing, the movie left me without any real impressions of it and I believe that speaks monumentally about the movie than anything else I could say about it. The first “Wonder Woman” held a punch, whereas this one fizzled out like we have seen so many times happen in the past few decades or so with live-action DC movies (Suicide Squad, The Green Lantern, Aquaman, etc.). At this point, you would think I’d be used to the disappointment, but movies like “Joker” and “Wonder Woman” have left me hoping this could possibly revitalize the franchise with the awesome heroine. However, this didn’t appear to be the case with “Wonder Woman: 1984”. 

A lot of people have been criticizing this movie for having strong political undertones given by a large corporate studio. There is a few scenes where this may have rung out to be true but I don’t feel as if this had overtly had a negative impact on the plot. 

Where I felt the love story between her and Joe in the first one was nice, I had hoped that there would be more to Wonder Woman than chasing after a strong male lead once more. I wasn’t looking forward to his return, I hadn’t asked for his return, and the fact that he was brought back for what was about a day just felt like a teaser and a poorly written plot device to provide us with some sort of plot. 

This movie would have been made so much better if Joe hadn’t been our only plot device. I would have liked to see more action and less of Joe and the fact that he was our only plot device felt so weak to me. 

Another issue I had with this movie is the ending scene where all that was needed was for the guy to scream that he revoked his wish, guaranteeing that the stone would surely give up. This was lazy screenwriting to me, a last grab at keeping the loose threads together in one swift tie. After the big wrap-up fight scene in the last movie, I was disappointed this movie ended without at least some sort of bloodshed or statement mark. 

Overall, I give this movie a 2.5/5 rating.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

It could definitely be better, and I’d recommend looking elsewhere for a different movie. Perhaps go watch “Wonder Woman” again because that movie is still amazing and a long distance away from this one. 

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