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.
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So Warner Bros. recently made the very bold decision that all of their major 2021 movies are going to release simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. The first up is Wonder Woman 1984, which is coming out on Christmas Day. I can’t wait!
Personally, I’m kind of excited about this HBO Max thing. For one, it means I’ll get to see movies again, because I doubt theaters in my area will get to open anytime soon. For another…I dunno! I’m excited to see how it changes the upcoming movie landscape? I’m excited to see how it changes the world? I guess we’ll find out!
Meanwhile, early social media reactions to Wonder Woman 1984 have been very positive…but then those are usually overwhelmingly positive. But we have no reason to doubt them. The first Wonder Woman movie was good, and surely the filmmakers have grown and learned since then.
This is some pretty old news, but I’m going to post it anyway. Kristen Wiig has been cast as the villainous Cheetah in Wonder Woman 2. I think that’s a fantastic casting choice!
I really like Kristen Wiig, even though I never watched any of her seasons of Saturday Night Live. There’s just something understated about her comedy and her acting chops, like she’s obviously funny, but there’s an undercurrent of melancholy. And I think that will go great with the Cheetah! I don’t know much about the villain, but Greg Rucka’s recent Wonder Woman comic focused heavily on the character and Wiig definitely fits! Barbara Ann Minerva was an academic first, mystical super-villain second, and I think that’s a good fit for Wiig.