Excerpt: …a bloated, muddled endurance test. As Diana is no longer an innocent to the ways of the world, Gadot has less of a charm offensive at her disposal and, ironically, the film only perks up whenever Chris Pine shares her scenes…
Excerpt: Fans should be prepared for a different type of movie that redefines the superhero film by putting Wonder Woman’s humanity front-and-centre, using action to support her character’s development rather than just drive the storyline forward.
Excerpt: The retro pastel optimism is ironic, but the dark stuff slips by in subtext. This bold, colorful tale, recalling classic superhero films, could be happening in a parallel universe… a much nicer one.
Excerpt: A bitter comedown from the aspirational heights of Patty Jenkins’ original, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ ranks among the least inspired (and most head-scratching and dull) of super-sequels, asking for a lot of time, money, and energy, and giving us almost nothing in return on that investment.