Let’s go back to 1984 when the simple question of “Where’s The Beef?” ignited a national frenzy. The same question could apply to Wonder Woman 1984 which sadly, is just an empty plate begging to be filled with anything of substance.
WW84 was to be released last year, but was delayed due to the pandemic. A Hollywood Blockbuster it is not. Instead, we have another disjointed DC film with nowhere to go but down. Gal Gadot reprises her Wonder Woman role in a sequel that unfortunately drips with mediocrity. This also includes the ‘cheesy’ psychedelic WW84 movie poster looking like it was designed in 1967.
The beginning starts out OK with another Amazon Island spectacular. Afterwards, Diana Prince is living and working among mere mortals in 1984 Washington D.C. Apparently, she hasn’t had a date in 66 years. Her lover, Steve Trevor died in 1918 at the end of World War, I and Diana is still pining for Chris Pine after all these years (pun intended).
Resident bad guy Max Lord (Pedro Pascal) comes on the scene with infomercials promising TV viewers unlimited wealth through his ‘Black Gold Cooperative’. Desperate for success, Lord steals an ancient stone which grant’s unlimited wishes to the holder. This is where museum curator Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig) comes into the picture. While in Minerva’s museum office he takes the rock off of her desk, and hides it in his pocket. At this point everything begins to devolve since a number of people have already been granted their own wishes.
Minerva becomes ‘The Cheetah’, probably the all-time dumbest villain ever conceived. While Steve Trevor’s spirit is reborn into the body of another man who can also coincidentally pilot a jet plane. WW1984 is nothing more than two and a half hours of pure nonsense with some special effects sprinkled on top.
If crime fighting in a shopping mall; slick and selfish telemarketers, Kristen Wiig, and a meaningless plot are your ‘thing’. You’re going to love this film.