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Wonder Woman 1984


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Kinda ready now for it.

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I was late for the party with the first one and found it didn't live up to the hype. Setting low expectations for this one and hopefully it will exceed them.

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Yeah, I thought the first one was lame as hell, but I only saw it because I am in love with Gal Gadot. I will probably see the second one because Gal Gadot.



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I liked parts of the first one, but usual third act problems etc.

 

My biggest anxiety about this one is them recreating a caricature of the 80s instead of something accurate.



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I liked the first, certainly better than most of the DCEU offerings, and really liked the trailer for this one, if for no other reason than the great rendition of Blue Monday that played throughout.


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Exactly, Krawlie. EXACTLY. More Blue Monday. It was great to not have a WHAM or Duran Duran song and instead we get Blue Monday. Wonder Woman was the best of the new version of the DCU that was offered. I just rewatched the Justice League and Batman vs Superman. Not so good.



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I would say Shazam is the best, followed by WW and Aquaman. The others are Transformers movies.

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Shazam is somewhere to be watched. I just have to find time. I usually put on movies while I do housework and stop and gawk in the middle of say dusting or vacuuming/sweeping and then wonder why it took me three hours to clean by 571 square foot condo.



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So thoughts... is this really Steve or is this a fake out for Diana to deal with?

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I’m hoping he’s real.  I think that would actually be a better swerve than it not being real, because I think everyone will suspect it. At least everyone who talks about such things on the internet.


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Remember when nostalgia in pop culture was always looking at 25 years(ish) back? Since we hit the 80s nostalgia wave in the early 2000s it just stuck. Next month the 80s are 40 years go. That breaks my brain.

 

But I also think nostalgia is ever-present now. 

 

Oh, also, I will see this movie. I still haven't even seen Justice League.


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Don't bother, it is very bad.

 

And yeah, as much as I like a lot of things 80s, I'm getting kinda tired of it. Not as tired as 50s and 60s though. I can go my whole life without watching anything set in those decades and be very okay with it.


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I liked parts of the first one, but usual third act problems etc.

 

My biggest anxiety about this one is them recreating a caricature of the 80s instead of something accurate.

Similar to some complaints about Stranger Things. Any film set in the past can work if the filmmakers understand that a trip down memory lane (e.g. too many pop culture references and/or hyping the "importance" of things that real people in the 80s could take or leave) may not be appealing to everyone.

 

Personally, i'm not too concerned about this sequel battering the audience with stuff such as Rubix's Cubes, Michael Jackson, the San Fernando Valley culture, A-ha and Reagan. 



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Wow.

 

LOVED the first movie.  Gal Gadot (Yes, is gorgeous) was fantastic.  Inspirational, in my opinion.

 

I am very interested in seeing how Steve is not only alive, but looking the same at 85-90 years old.  Did he pull a Captain America and freeze somehow?



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Maybe the reason 80s nostalgia refuses to give way to another decade is because the generation(s) of that decade refuse to let go or move forward themselves.
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I need more 90s. More wallet chains, blue hair, and nirvana shirts.

 

pen15 cam’t do it alone.


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80s nostalgia is also big because of Stranger Things, and WW absolutely couldn't go 90s or it'd be accused of ripping off Captain Marvel.

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Personally, I wish they went with the 1970s for WW.  As, you know, homage to the TV series.  It would be nice to have a Linda Carter cameo in there, too.  But that is probably exactly why they didn't.



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I realized this movie was supposed to originally be about to come out when yesterday at the store I saw a WW branded bag of Doritos.

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Yeah, sad face. I have a feeling though if they released it on Memorial Day weekend it would have been full of mask wearing nerds sitting in crowded theaters with only the germaphobes staying home. It was insanity in public places this weekend as people were EVERYWHERE-at graduations, parks, beaches, lakes, parks, restaurants. I really am starting to miss movies.





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