Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Movie Review

Wonder Woman squares off against Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility.

The “truth” is… Wonder Woman 1984 was an exciting sequel that continues to convey the joy and wonder that was captured in the 2017 film.

The long-awaited DC Comics movie will finally hit theaters and HBO Max on December 25 but we were lucky enough to be invited to the Virtual World Premiere on December 15. And the Patty Jenkins written & directed film really delivered!

Might contain some spoilers…

Wonder Woman 1984 has a star-studded cast with Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal. Taking place in 1984, the story shows us how Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) has been living discretely since the last film… and, if I say so myself, during one of the best decades! The trailer boasted a visual spectacle (which it definitely had) without revealing too much of the plot and I was pleasantly surprised with the turns it took.

It was a colorful movie (in many senses of the word) and while it was lively at times, it also had its heavier high-stakes moments which showed a lot of heart. Though what really brought this movie alive was the amazing score by legendary Hans Zimmer, who I believe really outdid himself. It really felt like the music was made hand-in-hand with the movie, which added more soul to the story telling.

And while the final act wrapped up just as quickly and nonchalantly as its predecessor, it was a whole lot less distracting thanks to the fantastic performances of the antagonists – Pedro Pascal perfectly executes the madman business tycoon Max Lord, while Kristen Wiig slowly and unbelievably transforms into Wonder Woman’s archenemy Cheetah! Meanwhile Gal Gadot completely embodies Wonder Woman here, with this being her fourth performance of the iconic comic book character.

So if you’re looking for a feel-good action-packed superhero film where the protagonist saves the world from complete mayhem and even overcomes personal obstacles with truth & hope, then Wonder Woman 1984’s the movie for you this holiday season! It was well worth the wait and once it officially premieres, I’ll definitely be seeing it again!

Overall: 8/10

P.S. Don’t leave too early! There’s a nice mid-credits scene every Wonder Woman fan will want to see.

Wonder Woman 1984 is rated PG-13 with a running time of 151 minutes and hits theaters & HBO Max on December 25, 2020.

Written & directed by Patty Jenkins.

Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal.

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