Wonder Woman 1984

Friday, December 25, 2020

I LOVED this movie. To me, it was better than the first film.

I have a terrible attention span, so I’m not gonna lie; when I saw the 2 hours and 35-minute runtime, I was concerned that I might not be able to finish it in one sitting. But the movie kept me so engaged I didn’t realize that much time has passed.

As always, this is not a full review.

Be Careful What You Wish For

This film reminds me of Madoka Magica. It has the same theme of ‘Be careful of what you wish for.’ In Madoka Magica, these girls make wishes, but they give up their souls and become magical girls who put their lives in danger to fight witches in labyrinths.

In Wonder Woman 1984, if you make a wish with the stone, it comes true, but it takes something you love. In Diana’s case, she wished for Steve to come back to her, but she slowly lost her powers in return.

Is there something that you want so badly that you are willing to give up something you love to have it?

I Relate to Barbara

I related to Barbara because she is an outcast. No one cares to remember her; no one attempts to talk to her or acknowledges her presence.

I have been in many situations in which people forget about me or intentionally gloss over my existence. I know that I was not the nicest person in the past, so I low-key deserved it, but now I like to think I am a better person and undeserving of others’ mistreatment.

80’s Aesthetic

I think 2020 was the year retro came back. I saw it the most in K-Pop. Retro-themed music videos and songs like I Can’t Stop Me, Dynamite, and La Di Da was on repeat. Naturally, I thoroughly enjoyed this film. The color grading, set design, and costume design made me feel like I was in the ’80s.

Excited Steve Trevor is Adorable

Seeing Steve become fascinated at how much the world has changed since World War I was the cutest thing ever. Like the escalator scene was so freaking cute. Can someone please make a compilation of him getting amazed by the simplest things? I need the serotonin boost

Who’s Doing It Like Pedro Pascal?

Last week I cried my eyes out while watching the season two finale of the Mandalorian. Mando (played by Pedro Pascal) and Grogu had a father-son-like bond. When Grogu had to leave with Luke Skywalker, you could see the effect it had on Mando. Mando was tearing up at the departure of his son, which made me cry my eyes out

In Wonder Woman 1984, Pedro Pascal played a different type of character. He played a man who wanted to succeed so badly he was willing to destroy the world to do it. His cravings for success came from growing up in poverty with an abusive father and being bullied at school. He wanted to change his life but was not going about it the right way. He just wanted more and more and eventually turned into a con man—promising clients success while taking their money without following through on any of his promises.

Mando was the father of the year; Max Lord, on the other hand, is not.

Max Lord seemed to regret ever having a child. He wouldn’t remember when it was his weekend with his son and even lashed out at his assistant when he found out it was his weekend again with him in which his son overheard his frustrations. At the end of the film, we find out Max wants to be a great father to his son. A father he never had. He had to get rid of the idea that money would make him happy and magically turn him into a person his son would be proud of.

The range Pedro Pascal has is incredible. I want to watch him in other films.

Stream Wonder Woman 1984 exclusively on HBOMAX

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