In this video, I take a look at the latest addition to the Worlds of DC universe: 2020’s blockbuster movie, Wonder Woman 1984.
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What’s in this video?
Welcome back, Diana Prince
Kyle explains that the film takes place 60-70 years after the previous movie, Wonder Woman.
He loved the opening action scenes, which showed Wonder Woman carrying out heroic tasks in the sunlight, showing off her suit much clearer than we’ve seen previously.
A Strong Cast
Talking about the plot of the movie, Kyle says that the return of Steve Trevor was done incredibly well. He didn’t understand the science behind it, but he liked the originality behind it. It worked perfectly.
He thought Kristen Wiig’s performance was particularly strong, given she wasn’t playing the type of character she is usually known for.
Although he wasn’t sure about his pronunciation of her surname, Kyle thought that Gal Gadot was amazing in this film.
“Her physique. Her suit. She owns it. It’s a real actor’s performance in this movie, from her.”
Superheroes realising that they can’t have a love life has been done numerous times before, but rarely from a female superhero perspective. As a result, Kyle really enjoyed that storyline in this movie.
Whilst Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor was the lighthearted comedy relief of the film, Kyle felt that Trevor was also the heart of the movie.
Captain Hammer’s Here
Kyle struggled not to constantly think of Nathan Fillion, whenever Pedro Pascal was onscreen as Maxwell Lord.
He thought that Pascal’s voice, and characteristics as Lord, were incredibly similar to Nathan Fillion’s, when he’s playing over-the-top comedy characters. Captain Hammer was used as an example.
“It was weird. The voice. It’s all I could hear.”
Wasn’t She Dead?
Kyle was baffled by how Cheetah was able to survive being electrocuted and drowned, in the climax of the movie.
He’d assumed she was dead.
His favourite action sequence was when Diana Prince, as Wonder Woman, was chasing down Maxwell Lord and his military envoy.
“She was a complete boss.”
Kyle felt that the moment Wonder Woman learns to fly was beautiful.
It’s been done with Superman, in various films and television series, but we haven’t typically seen it from a female perspective.
He thinks that sequence will inspire young girls, now and in the future. His own daughter included.
Runs Out of Steam, But Only Slightly!
He didn’t think the climatic sequence, between Lord and Wonder Woman, was quite as compelling as earlier parts of the movie. He was waiting for something big to happen, to end the movie, as he hadn’t felt that the Wonder Woman/Cheetah fight had been quite enough.
He thought that the film wrapped up too quickly, following the end of the big threat.
However, he did enjoy seeing Diana Prince realising that there was beauty in the world, and that she didn’t have to run from it.
He wondered if, given when the final scenes take place, Wonder Woman 1984 could be considered a Christmas movie.
The Post-Credits Scene
Kyle was not a fan of Lynda Carter’s post-credit sequence. He felt that it wasn’t tonally right, with the rest of the film.
Until the final fight with Cheetah, Kyle thought that the movie was perfect.
“I might say the first one’s a bit better, because it sticks the landing better.” Said Kyle, when comparing Wonder Woman 1984 with Wonder Woman.
He felt that this film was fantastic, though, and a true blockbuster movie.
Suck it, IMDB
Once again, Kyle called out viewers who try to tank the ratings of female-led films and TV shows.
He highlighted the Wonder Woman 1984 IMDB.com score, which was far too low to reflect the true quality of the movie.
“I don’t even think that the people who rate these things, even watch them.”