Wonder Woman 1984 Review - Bop or Flop?
Updated: May 28, 2021
SYNOPSIS – Wonder Woman 1984 follows the story of Diana Prince (played by Gal Gadot), living an inconspicuous life in the 80’s, where people are driven with the want of having it all. Diana works in the Smithsonian, curating ancient artifacts. It is over there that she crosses paths with Barbara Ann Minerva (played by Kristen Wiig), a shy, plain girl, who is often put out of the spotlight. They together come across a wishing stone although they are not aware of its powers. Diana wishes that she could have Steve Trevor (played by Chris Pine) back, while Barbara wishes to be more like Diana. However, the dreamstone is stolen by Maxwell ‘Max Lord’ Lorenzano (played by Pedro Pascal), an oil merchant, who absorbs the power of the stone. He then goes around granting wishes to everybody, throwing the world into utter imbalance and chaos. With Barbara turning to the evil side, it is up to Diana to save mankind from the greed and power that threatens to consume it.
REVIEW - For me and many watchers, around the world, Wonder Woman 1984 felt like it was a shadow of its prequel. The opening scene of the movie, provided a strong beginning that led to steady decline as the film progressed. The run time of the film is too long (a little over two hours) for such an uninteresting and easily predictable plot. Steve Trevor makes a small appearance, through which viewers are reminded of Diana and Steve’s passionate but tragic love affair. Gal Gadot continues to be a wonderful and lovely actress whose charismatic nature helps her bring her powerful and impactful character to life. Pedro Pascal, playing the main villain, steals the entire spotlight in the scenes he is present in.
Overall, while the movie was pleasurable to watch, in all likeliness it would not compel the viewer to watch it a multiple times like its prequel. However, if you are a DC fan (like I am), I would definitely recommend that you watch it. As of now a third Wonder Woman movie and a spin off movie based on the Amazons in Themyscira are in production.
If you havent seen the trailer for Wonder Woman 1984, check it out below-
-By Avantika Sen, writer for TheLucidLlama