The Comic Years Podcast: Wonder Woman 1984 Spoiler Discussion
Patty Jenkins’ 2017 Wonder Woman was a revelation. Or even a revolution, if you want to look at it that way. The movie brought the first live-action, and long overdue film adaptation of the iconic Wonder Woman to the big screen. The movie had it all; a unique origin story, love, idealism and lots of action. Not to mention, incredible star power behind the performances making it one of the DCEU’s biggest critical and commercial successes. So all eyes looked to its 2020 sequel, to repeat the same magic. And despite having a lot of magic in the story, the critical reaction was divided. We at Comic Years figured that we should have a conversation about those reactions to the sequel. So, check out this episode of the Comic Years Podcast, featuring our Wonder Woman 1984 spoiler discussion.
Wonder Woman 1984 Spoiler Discussion Brings Up Good Points
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Going straight to streaming along with theatrical, the Christmas release of Wonder Woman 1984 divided critics from all over. Things got even more complicated for international audiences who had to either brave theatres during a pandemic or pay extra depending on the market they’re in. Upon release, the movie garnered an even more varied reaction from fans and critics. The discourse ranged from the problematic appearance of Steve Trevor to making sense of the motivations of the villains. While behind the scenes, there was shifts in power dynamics, possible changes to the story, and how COVID-19 affected the release as well. Despite it all, there’s a lot to like about the movie, as mentioned in our spoiler-free Wonder Woman 1984 review. But there is also a lot that takes away from that enjoyment of the film, as we discuss on the podcast.
Trying To Understand The Varied Reactions To WW84
On this episode of the Comic Years Podcast, our Wonder Woman 1984 spoiler discussion attempts to figure out what happened. We discuss aspects of the movie that naysayers had an issue with, while trying to reconcile those same problems amongst ourselves. Civilly, of course. We go from talking about the wishing stone, to Pedro Pascal’s exuberant performance. Not to mention whether the ending was satisfying or not. Were the action set pieces deserving of the scale of a Wonder Woman sequel? Our Managing Editor does try to contextualize the movie’s tone and style, especially given the direct homages to other superhero properties. So take a listen to the latest episode of the Comic Years Podcast above on your browser, or on any your favourite podcasting apps.
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Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at BlankPageBeatdown.com or on Twitter @theshahshahid.