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6 Thoughts on Wonder Woman 1984

Welp, Wonder Woman 1984 has arrived and it has landed with a big, dull thud. Reviewers and superhero movie fans across this great internet are ripping the sequel to shreds, and I don’t necessarily think they’re wrong. I watched Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max and…it was fine. I didn’t hate it, I didn’t think it was terrible, but I can’t say I particularly cared much for it.

Movie Rating: 5/10 – Alright

I enjoyed the first Wonder Woman movie well enough. And I’ve liked most of DC’s movie output since then, especially Aquaman and Shazam. But Wonder Woman 1984 is a real callback to the age of cheesy or bad superhero movies. I’ve seen a lot of people compare it to the Christopher Reeves Superman movies, or the original Wonder Woman TV show, but I don’t know enough about either to make that comparison. For me, this is more along the lines of Spider-Man 3, too full of stuff that just comes along and doesn’t work well together.

Join me after the jump for my thoughts and full review of Wonder Woman 1984. Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie!

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First Wonder Woman Trailer is About as Badass as It Gets

Behold, the first trailer for next year’s Wonder Woman movie! Let’s have some fun up in here!

Looks awesome! There’s color, there’s humor, there’s humanity; heck, her lasso even glows! And they use her theme from Batman v. Superman to good effect. I like the grittiness of putting her on the front lines of World War I. I like the hardcore action, with Wonder Woman at the center. I gotta say, I’m optimistic and I’m gonna hope for the best!

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Wonder Woman Rumors Were True! An Actress has Been Cast!

The rumors that Wonder Woman would be in the upcoming Superman/Batman movie were proven true today when Warner Bros. announced they had cast actress Gal Gadot!

I’ve never heard of her, but the Internet says this is Gadot:

Gadot has apparently had some supporting roles in a few Fast & Furious movies, none of which I’ve seen, so I can’t comment on her acting ability or screen presence. But just the fact that Wonder Woman will be in the movie exciting! Plus this probably means those rumors about Dick Grayson being in the movie are also true! That is stupendous!

This news is so cool that I’m willingly ignoring the fact that I didn’t like Man of Steel at all!

Director Zack Snyder had this to say about Gadot:

Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.

So what does everyone else think? Wonder Woman’s going to get a cameo appearance in a Superman/Batman movie before starring in her own much-desired film. Is this a good move or silly? I think it’s pretty cool.

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