Now available on Blu-ray, DVD, Ultra 4K and digital is the highly anticipated sequel to the smash hit, Wonder Woman, entitled Wonder Woman 1984.
Gal Gadot and Chris Pine reprise their roles as Diana Prince and Steve Trevor. Connie Neilsen and Robin Wright also appear briefly in the film as their roles in the original film (Queen Hippolyta of Themyscira and Antiope).
The new film also stars Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal (most people will recognize him from Star Wars’ Mandalorian).
The year is now 1984. Diana, forever beautiful and youthful, is now working for the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. In her “spare time” (ha ha), she is Wonder Woman, going around saving people whenever and where ever she can.
A new employee starts working at the Smithsonian named Barbara Ann (Kristen Wiig). She is a shy geologist who doesn’t have any friends and she is not even noticed by her new co-workers.
Barbara Ann quickly becomes enamored with Diana, and secretly wishes she could be just like her.
One day, the FBI asks Diana if she could identify some items that were stolen from an antique shop (one that Wonder Woman stopped from happening).
One of the stolen items was identified as a Dreamstone. It has an inscription on it that when read, will grant the reader a wish.
Unbeknown to Diana, she wished that Steve was alive again. Imagine her shock when she finds that Steve IS alive. He’s come back from the grave (so to speak). Diana sees him as Steve, but everyone else sees him as the person whose body he ended up in .
Meanwhile, Barbara Ann secretly wished to be like Wonder Woman. To her amazement, things start happening to her that make her more confident and attractive. Suddenly everyone is interested in her.
Another person is interested in the Dreamstone. His name is Max Lord (Maxwell Lorenzano – played by Pedro Pascal). He wants to use the stone to help save his business before he becomes bankrupt. Not only that, he wishes he was the stone (the actual stone) so that he can have unlimited wishes.
Both Barbara Ann and Max becomes stronger and reap havoc on the world. It gets worse when they join forces. Now it’s up to Diana and Steve to find a way to stop them before it’s too late and they take over the world.
Will Diana make the ultimate sacrifice to save the world? Is she willing to risk it all, and possibly lose Steve again? To find out, you need to purchase or rent Wonder Woman 1984. Look for it where ever movies are sold/rented.
I was so excited to finally see this film. I have only seen the trailer for it, and it looked really good.
Gal Gadot is my “girl crush” – Ha ha. I do think she is a beautiful woman. I’m envious of her too. I see why Kristen Wiig’s character wanted to be like Diana. Chris Pine is also nice to look at (they would make beautiful children together LOL).
The action scenes were certainly a sight to see. They were just as awesome as they were in the original Wonder Woman film.
Gadot and Pine were just as great as they were in the first film. I’m on the fence about Pascal’s character. I LOVE him as the Mandalorian, but I’m not really sure if I’m too keen on the character he played in this film. He game across as “dorky” at times. Even when he was purely evil, I wasn’t completely sold on it. It just didn’t seem right. I’m wondering if another actor would have been better in this role.
I had a hard time thinking of Kristen Wiig as a “bada$$.” I’m so used to her in comedic roles. In the beginning her character was comical like the type of character I’ve seen her play before. But as the movie went on, she became more and more evil, and I had a hard time buying that. She got to the point where she was kicking Wonder Woman’s butt. Kristen Wiig beating up Wonder Woman? That just didn’t seem right.
Overall I liked the film, but it wasn’t as exciting as the first film. This film cannot compare to the original in any way. It wasn’t nearly as good. I think they tried too hard in this film to “out do” the original film. Sadly, they didn’t even come close. Like I said, I liked this film. It was entertaining, but it didn’t meet my expectations at all (sad to say).
I received the film to review. I watched it using the digital code, not through the Blu-ray or DVD. There are bonus features with the discs.
- Scene Studies
- Making Wonder Woman 1984
- Wonder Woman 1984 Retro Mix
- Gal & Kristen: Friends Forever
and a few more.
Normally I watch the bonus features so that I can review them as well. I didn’t see them on the digital format of the film.
Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
Did you see Wonder Woman 1984? If so, what did you think of the film? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received a free copy of the film to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.