Wonder Woman 1984 is a highly enjoyable sequel to the original. The first 10-12 mintues of the film is one of the best opening sequences ever created. High energy, intense, inspiring, beautifully shot and provides great foreshadowing for the rest of the movie.
This time around we jump to the 1980s where we get to see more of the Wonder Women portrayed in the comics. We see glimpses of her daily life Diana Prince and Wonder Womens adventures of stopping crime and saving lives while living in Washington D.C. Leading to the arrival of some of comics most interesting villians.
Unlike the first film Gal Gadot is has mastered her domain in the 1980s. Now its her turn to guide the fish out of water that is Steve (Chris Pine) which provides some of the films best comedic moments.
Gal Gadot fully embodies the essence that we all know and love about Wonder Woman as we seen in the predecessor. In this film, she takes it further by humanizing Diana. While navigating the emotional dilemmas her character faces, Gadot provides a refreshing reliability, passion and even more likeablity to Wonder Woman.
This movie is a reminder to have hope. 2020 has been especially hard for many, the pandemic has impacted us all, continued racial injustices and the exceedingly low confidence in the government have left many, myself included, with feelings of despair and emotionally drained due to the state of our world. In this time when a great deal of people have lost their faith in humanity, Wonder Woman 1984 inspires hope. This is a uplifting film with a power message about not giving up.