Movie Night: WW84 (Wonder Woman 1984)

INDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7126948/

Genre: Action/Adventure/Fantasy

Rating: PG-13

Synopsis: Diana must contend with a work colleague and businessman, whose desire for extreme wealth sends the world down a path of destruction, after an ancient artifact that grants wishes goes missing.

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Review:

This seemed like an interesting plot, especially as it takes place a good thirty years prior to Man of Steel/Superman reboot, which set off the whole Justice League series. Having Diana in her second movie is also wonderful too, as most superhero movies of late have all been male characters.

I wish I wasn’t so disappointed with this movie. It’s the same disappointment I had for the female Ghostbusters movie, and for the same reasons. This felt rushed, with a weak plot and the whole thing pushed out to ride the wave of the previous movie. The whole time, I couldn’t figure out the motive for the protagonist, and we never really understand why he was evil, as his motivation seemed to flip-flop throughout the movie.

They brought back her love interest Steve Trevor. Kind of. Honestly, they could have cut out all of that, as it didn’t bring anything to the plot. If they needed someone to fly a damn plane, why couldn’t she have learned to fly as a way of honouring Steve’s memory? Again, little things like this put me off. I don’t know if I’ll watch any more Wonder Woman movies IF they ever make another. There HAD to be a storyline better than this one. Maybe something they could have adapted from the comics?

2 out of 5.

About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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