First of all, Wonder Woman 1984, what an opening! What a great way to build our expectations and get us excited for the next 2 hours of a movie … that ends up being absolutely mid. Why were we given another Wonder Woman period piece? We get it, the first one was good, but this story was forced just to milk exotic Gal Gadot’s (Wonder Woman) chemistry with the brave and handsome pilot from the first movie (Steve Trevor played by Chris Pine).
Uninteresting Story. Mid Movie
There’s always some politics at Warner Brothers when it comes to the DCEU. At the moment, we don’t really know what’s happening with the main DC timeline. So what do you do when you have to release a Wonder Woman movie but can’t make a sequel that raises questions for the extended universe? You set the movie in 19—freaking—84. And that’s how we got a subpar story with a—let’s be honest—trash main villain. Maxwell Lord doesn’t sound like a villain who should have been defeated with an inspiring speech.
Still, We ❤️ Gal Gadot
Seriously, Gal Gadot was born to play Wonder Woman. In fact, a lot of the character-work in this movie was solid. Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) was fun to watch. And Cheetah (played by Kristen Wiig) was so good, she was the villain that we really deserved. Instead the movie reduces her to a henchman in order to focus on a Maxwell Lord a man who is so consumed by greed he only wants more and more wishes. Basically, Jafar from Aladin … but less scary.
As a holiday movie, you are going to love Wonder Woman 1984. However, as a movie about one of the notorious big 3 of the Justice League, this movie fell flat.
Kuulpeeps Rating: 6/10.
Great For The Holidays.