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Wonder Woman 1984 review – queenly Gal Gadot disarms the competition

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This is a pleasant immigration from the Amazon to Reagan’s America – but the real marvel is Kristen Wiig, who plays the indignant and emotionally wounded antagonist of the military queen, Barbara Minerva.

 

Wonder Woman 1984 review – queenly Gal Gadot disarms the competition

 

It’s 1984, the precocious utopian era with big hair, rolled – up jacket sleeves and impending nuclear war, and Diana from Themyscira gets her second superhero adventure in a world ruled by overly advanced dead men.

When we saw this mythical warrior queen in Wonder Woman in 2017 – played as here by Gal Gadot and with incredibly beautiful costumes – she had just reached the top in the middle of the First World War.

Now Diana Prince (she’s never called a Wonder Woman, even obliquely) lives discreetly as a civilian in Ronald Reagan’s Washington – or as discreetly as anyone as brilliantly can.

 

Wonder Woman 1984 review – queenly Gal Gadot disarms the competition

 

Prince works as a modest archaeologist at the Smithsonian Museum, and this is where Diana explores an ancient stone that has the magical power to give anyone a wish.

Bad, lonely Diana will silently reunite with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), the powerful pilot she once fell in love with. But her nerdy colleague, the awkward gemologist Minerva, who has a captivating fascination with the impossibly beautiful Diana, will be as strong as her.

And there is a third wish: megalomaniacal oil entrepreneur and museum donor Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal), who wants more than one wish, so he will sneak into stone, become a human wish stone, so he can fit. any individual he meets, to desire something useful for his interests.

Maybe Maxwell Lord is a version of Norman Vincent Peale, the positive-thinking guru who then influenced Presidents Nixon and Trump?

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