WW84 Review

A Look into the subpar sequel


Gabriel Donaghy, Staff Writer

The first “Wonder Woman” movie was a great success; it captivated audiences, pushed barriers, and restored many’s faith in DC’s movies. Keeping this in mind, I can confidently say that its successor, “Wonder Woman 1984,” did none of these things. Do not get me wrong, it is a good movie and by no means want to compare it to the original, but I thought I would just say that to get it out of the way here and now. Focusing on the movie itself, the thing about it is that…it is just ok, which seems to be the majority consensus, with Rotten Tomatoes giving it a 60% and most reviewers giving it somewhere between 2.5 to a 3.5 out of 5. 


The movie starts out strong where Young Diana is competing in a tournament at her home island of Themyscira. The writers start with a flashback scene where young Diana attempts to cheat during the horse race by taking a shortcut after getting knocked off her horse, setting the theme for the movie that truth is supreme and you have to be true to get what you want. 

Then, we are brought back to the movie’s present in 1984, showing us that Wonder Woman is still doing her thing–setting up the villain, as well as setting up the conflict all done nicely and neatly. But here is where the problem starts to come in: the movie is a bit too cheesy. 

It does not make itself super apparent at first, but as the movie goes on, it becomes more and more cheesy at times–from the dialogue to the plot to even some of the visuals. There are a few plot holes here and there as well as slow-moving scenes, but with that comes a couple of genuinely funny and entertaining scenes that make up for them. 

Towards the end of the movie, it gets so chaotic with all the plot points trying to wrap up at once and have a resolution for every single character meanwhile they are at the end of days for society, you do not know what is going on anymore and then you are glad the movie is done. The movie is good, yes, but it is not something you want to keep going on.


At the end of the day, the movie is a mix of good and bad but luckily the good outweighs the bad. It is not a bore nor is it enthralling; if you are thinking about watching it, you will just have to deal with the cheesiness and the slow moments but besides that, you will enjoy some of the hilarious, clever, and action-filled moments. If you have already watched it and disagree with anything, leave a comment below to tell us your thoughts,