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Wonder Woman 1984 – Movie Review

At long last, Wonder Woman 1984 made it’s way to an audience — on television screens at home and in theatres. The sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman, a movie that cemented a whole new generation of fans for its titular hero, sees the return of director Patty Jenkins at the helm, and Gal Gadot as the Amazonian Princess Diana Prince. Joining her are The Mandalorian‘s Pedro Pascal as scheming businessman Maxwell Lord, Kristen Wiig as gemologist-turned-villain Barbara Minerva (aka Cheetah), and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Diana’s mysteriously returned love interest.

As the movie’s title indicates, the film takes place in 1984, with Diana now working at the Smithsonian, while also saving the world in her spare time, being careful to keep Wonder Woman’s existence a secret. However, the discovery of a magical stone that grants wishes leads to all kinds of trouble as people start wishing for their deepest desires — all with no thought to their consequences. It’s soon up to Diana (as Wonder Woman) to take on both Lord and Cheetah, while also doing her best to right whatever wrongs might be unfolding in the world at large.

Want to know what everyone’s saying? Well, we’ve put together a nifty roundup:

WW84 is at its entertaining best in the early sequences. As she did in the last installment, Jenkins opens by returning to Diana’s childhood (she’s played with appealing pluck by Lilly Aspell), bringing back Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright, respectively, as her mother Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, and her mighty warrior aunt and mentor, Antiope…” — David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

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