Review: “Wonder Woman 1984”

Review: “Wonder Woman 1984”

“Wonder Woman 1984” is a film full of love, hope, and optimism. Diana, also know as Wonder Woman, must contend with a work colleague and businessman, who desires for great riches. He takes the world down a pathway of destruction, after an ancient artifact that grants wishes goes missing.

This thrilling movie was released on Dec. 25. Gal Gadot and Chris Pine return for the sequel of the Wonder Woman that was released in 2017. The movie premiered on streaming platform HBO Max and saw great success with its viewers. The total traffic on HBO Max the day “Wonder Woman 1984” launched was nearly three times as high as an average day in November 2020.

Rotten tomatoes gave “Wonder Woman 1984“ a 59 percent on its tomato-meter and a 74 percent on its audience score. When reviewing the movie, they released a public statement saying, “Wonder Woman 1984 struggles with sequel overload, but still offers enough vibrant escapism to satisfy fans of the franchise and its classic central character.”

Due to the corona virus, movie premieres have been smaller and less people are going out to movie theaters. Director Patty Jenkins decided to premiere the movie on streaming site HBO Max even though he would lose money. Though the movie lost money, choosing to premiere the movie on HBO Max, “Wonder Woman 1984” pulled in 131.4 million dollars worldwide.

Jenkins said in a interview regarding the movie, “…the point of the film is the message you are trying to connect to the world with. That is the most important thing.” He continues to say, “So in that way, when this idea was presented, I was like, ‘oh, my god, this is the moment.’ This is the moment where this thing we have can become something to give, and a better thing, and try to be about hope.”

“Wonder Woman 1984” is a movie people across the world will love. Chris Evans, known for his role as Captain America in the Avengers movies, said in a tweet, “Wow!! Huge congrats,” when referencing the movie.

According to www.genderadvenger.com, in the DC and Marvel Universe “…only 26.7 percent of the characters are women and only 12 percent of the superhero comics have female protagonists.” Wonder Women wasn’t the first female superhero movie and it certainly won’t be the last female superhero.