This Christmas we were blessed with several movie releases to enjoy while opening presents and getting into the holiday spirit. One of the most anticipated movies to grace streaming services on Christmas day was the Wonder Woman sequel; Wonder Woman 1984. This was the first HBO Max movie to drop after the recent Warner Bros. controversial decision to release all major upcoming movies scheduled for the big screen, for the rest of 2020 and all of 2021, simultaneously on their streaming platform and in theaters.
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed by the new DC comic book instalment. There was so much potential for this movie to be better than the first release from 2017. I feel like I was let down by a lot of decisions made, especially with the lack of action set pieces throughout this outrageously long two hour and thirty minute film. There were a lot of topics that the movie seemed like it wanted to tackle — including patriarchy, power struggles, and the loss of a loved one. None of these topics at hand felt like they were fully developed. As far as the action set pieces — nothing comes even close to the no man’s land scene from the previous film. I just hope that this isn’t indicative of what’s to come from these straight-to-HBO-Max releases from the DC Universe.
Elijah Horton is a Long Island born, Orlando-based writer and photographer. Since he was a kid, Elijah has had a deep passion for movies, music, and photography.
That passion led him to Full Sail where he graduated with a film degree and a desire to make a film of his own one day. For now he’s just pretty good at writing about them.