Review in Brief: Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

Whatever went on behind the scenes, however the slow implosion of the DCEU effected its final, flawed form, I absolutely get what director Patty Jenkins was going for with WONDER WOMAN 1984. It’s a big, goofy and outlandish comics Silver Age-inspired story of magic and morals and there’s nothing wrong with a superhero movie aiming for this tone. Gal Gadot’s Diana, Chris Pine’s resurrected Steve and Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal as very 80s antagonists absolutely feel of a piece with this OTT world. The film’s problems come with the pacing, some unfortunate implications of some of the plot details and the fact that rousing opening Amazon triathlon sequence aside, the action lacks polish and punch. If it helps, don’t think of WW84 as a worse WONDER WOMAN, think of it as a better SUPERMAN III. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

Writer and film fanatic fond of black comedies, sci-fi, animation and films about dysfunctional families.
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