Wonder Woman 1984 features a handy wishing rock that magically makes all your dreams come true. Of course, there’s a price to be paid for those wishes. Meek gemologist Barbara Minerva (played by Kristen Wiig) wishes away her awkwardness, and turns into a Super Villain.

Gal Gadot looks as beautiful and powerful as ever in this sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman. Director Patty Jenkins returns to whip up this movie confection. Yes, Wonder Woman 1984 was supposed to be a Summer Blockbuster, but it morphed into a Christmas movie on HBO Max, instead.

No matter. Although I think Wonder Woman 1984 is a tad too long at two hours and 31 minutes, it’s well worth a look. GRADE: B

14 thoughts on “WONDER WOMAN 1984

  1. Steve Oerkfitz

    I didn’t care for this at all. Way too long. Gadot looks good in the role but is a poor actress. The villain is boring. The cgi is bad at times looking like a video game. I was underwhelmed. I would give it a D+.

    1. george Post author

      Steve, I thought the first WONDER WOMAN movie was superior, but WONDER WOMAN 1984 was mildly entertaining on a snowy Christmas Day.

  2. Michael Padgett

    I have absolutely no desire to see this but it got me to wondering what was the last comic book movie I saw, and I figured out that it was “The Dark Knight”, which was actually pretty good as well as I can recall. But something in me turned the page and decided I’d had enough of this stuff.

  3. maggie mason

    There were lots of comments on facebook, and only 1 person liked it. I seem to recall of the many people that hated it, there were almost as many reasons for that feeling.

    I’ll give it a try when it hits hbo or another channel I have access to. Kristen Wiig is hit or miss for me, mostly miss. I enjoyed a few of her characters on snl, but most were just repulsive. Can’t recall a movie she was in that I really enjoyed her character. Bridesmaids was probably the best.

  4. Jeff Meyerson

    We’re going to watch this (when it gets to the “real” HBO) but I’ve read several really bad reviews. Sounds like the last Avengers movie – (SPOILER ALERT) there is a do-over and all the bad stuff gets wished away (END SPOILER).

  5. Fred Blosser

    Didn’t much like the first WW movie, too long. All of the scenes with the goofy French commandos (or whatever they were) could have been eliminated for the better. I’m curious to see the mall scenes in WW84, which were filmed at Landmark Mall in Alexandria, VA; the mall has been closed for years, but the producers rehabbed it for the film, and I understand it’s a real nostalgia trip for those of us who used to shop there back in the day. But I’m not curious enough to sign up for cable and pay an extra fee. I have a feeling that even after theaters reopen post-COVID (if there ever is a post-COVID), more and more films will move to streaming, either as first runs or in tandem. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the next Bond movie go that route if its opening date is postponed again.

    1. george Post author

      Fred, the coronavirus pandemic has changed the movie industry forever. More and more movies will end up being streamed, and few will show up in the few theaters that reopen. The movie will have to be “An Event” to draw crowds of people

  6. wolf

    That’s a good lookin’ Gal …
    But I’ve never watched any of the Super…, Wonder…, Batman etc movies – couldn’t stand the comics even 60 years ago!
    Don’t know why …


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