Wonder Woman 1984

{4/5} “The stone has travelled the world to seemingly random and different places but they all have one thing in common. Their civilizations collapsed catastrophically, without a trace as to why.”

Wonder Woman 1984, released in 2020

In the 1980s Diana Prince works at the Smithsonian. She becomes Wonder Woman when she is needed, keeping her identity a secret. When she unknowingly holds a stone that has powers she wishes for Steve Trevor to return — and he does. When gemologist Barbara Minerva holds the stone and wishes to be like Diana, she gains powers of her own. Meanwhile businessman Maxwell Lord, not as wealthy as he seems, is already aware of the stone and plans to steal it for himself.

The visuals and acting are splendid. It’s nice to see these characters again. It has many great moments, including Steve’s delight in seeing things for the 1st time.

The story isn’t quite as brilliant as the 1st one, though. There are a few things that don’t make sense.

I like how Wonder Woman fights like no one else, because she makes sure that innocent people aren’t hurt.

Lilly Aspell plays Diana as a young girl.

Stars Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, and Connie Nielsen. Directed by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman). Hans Zimmer’s music during the Themyscira scene is glorious, and Wonder Woman’s theme is used sparingly but thrillingly.

In the DC Extended Universe, I previously reviewed Shazam!

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