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Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse along comes Wonder Woman 1984, a man-hating mess of a movie

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On Christmas Day, the highly anticipated ‘Wonder Woman 1984 (WW84)’ premiered in theaters and on the streaming service HBO Max. The film, co-written and directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, is the sequel to the smash hit 2017 film ‘Wonder Woman’.

Wonder Woman’ (2017) wasn’t a perfect movie by any stretch, but it was a well-crafted, thoroughly entertaining superhero story. The film featured a star-making performance from the gloriously gorgeous Gal Gadot and tapped into the anti-Trump feminist zeitgeist of the time. It was handsomely rewarded with a hefty $822 million box office.

WW84 is the exact opposite of ‘Wonder Woman’, as everything good about the original is bludgeoned to death in the sequel.

In ‘Wonder Woman’, Gadot’s character, Diana/Wonder Woman is forced into a fish-out-of-water scenario and must adapt to the rigid confines of feminine etiquette in 1918, a task rife with comedy for an Amazonian warrior princess. This played to Gadot’s strengths as an actress, and her impassioned naivety came off as charming and magnetic.

In WW84, the fish-out-of-water is Steve (Chris Pine), Diana’s resurrected boyfriend… and that falls entirely flat and fails miserably. The lowlight of this is a 1980s fashion montage that features a recurring American flag fanny pack.

Diana is no longer naïve in........

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