Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984

Buhhh. 200 million dollars and we got:

1. A movie with brutally bad special effects - those memed scenes were par for the course in terms of how this movie looks

2. A movie at least 45 minutes longer than it should have been, paced absolutely atrociously, that sags like a twenty-five year old mattress halfway through

3. Acting that ranges from “acceptable” (Chris Pine) to “truly atrocious” (Gadot, who truly acts like every movie is her first one)

4. Some really weird creative choices - that everyone in the world is selfish to the point of amorality, the way Steve comes back to this universe, dressing Kristen Wiig up like Joan Jett in a Jackie Jimp-Jorp type situation

5. Yet another climactic battle in which a CGI creation hurls itself at another CGI creation

6. A really bad ending, even by bad superhero movie standards

7. Absolutely no reason to set this movie in the 80s - they didn’t CGI out obvious anachronisms (eg L’Enfant Plaza looking like it does now instead of 1984), the Cold War subplot could’ve been done in any other post-WWII era since it’s not like total disarmament is a thing, there was no exploration of what living in that decade was like besides “lol neon” or whatever

Just a truly, majestically bad movie, a major step down from the first movie (which I thought was fine). The one star is because fanny packs should totally make a comeback.

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