Wonder Woman 1984: A Fun Outing
Wonder Woman 1984
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Written by Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, and Dave Callaham
The great moments in Wonder Woman 1984 are the bits that come along with being female in the world that are highlighted in passing* as the story unfolds.** Overall, there are two stories here, one with a pyramid scheme guy and one with a antiquities specialist and I enjoyed the latter more than the former.*** But that is not to say that I didn’t enjoy this movie, it was a fun outing.****
The verdict: Good
Cost: HBOMax monthly fee ($14.99)
Where watched: at home
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*From the joy of young Diana trying to beat the course to the catcalls and unrelenting attention of the grown Diana (and Barbara Minerva) it’s a low and high thing.
**Also joyful? Chris Pine’s clothes modeling scene which mimicked Diana’s exasperation with WWI-era clothes in the previous movie.
***Also, I didn’t recognize Pedro Pascal and spent the film wondering if that was Nathan Fillion with a prosthetic nose, which was a little distracting.
****It’s also the longest Matt and I have gone without watching a new superhero film in more than a decade. Our last one together was Spider-Man: Far From Home in July of 2019! (Though Matt did see Birds of Prey earlier this year)
- Lotta flight in this film. Necessary?
- What was your favorite Wonder Woman moment?
Favorite IMDB trivia item:
As first reported by Variety, actress Gal Gadot was paid $10 million for this film (which she also produces)—33 times more than what she made on the first film, Wonder Woman (2017) ($300,000).
(To which both Matt and I said, “$300,000? She was the star of that film!”)
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