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WONDER WOMAN 1984 – The Flick fanatics (Karl S.)

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WONDER WOMAN 1984

Starring:

Gal Gadot- Diana Prince/ Wonder Woman

Pedro Pascal- Max Lord

Kristen Wiig- Barbara Minerva/ Cheetah

Chris Pine- Steve Trevor

Even Wonder Woman needs to be careful what she wishes for!

Director Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot return with DC Comics prominent female superhero Wonder Woman fighting evil in the decade of greed and decadence, the 80’s. Wonder Woman 1984 takes place 65 years after we saw Steve Trevor sacrifice himself to win WWI and has Diana Prince still missing her one true love.

Its 1984 and the mysterious woman that fought by the side of the Allies taking down the Germans is now still a mystery fighting crime in Washington DC while her dual identity works at the Smithsonian. WW84 opens with a flashback of a young Diana participating in an Olympic type event with her Amazon sisters for a prestigious golden set of armor. Young Diana makes a mistake and ends up losing to Asteria. Then we flash forward to a Washington Dc mall and a group of thugs robbing a jewelry store, only they want the historical artifacts they are selling on the black market and not the diamonds.  Wonder Woman (Gadot) shows up, throwing her headband taking out the surveillance cameras, then proceeds to wrap up the four crooks and saves a little girl that was being dangled from the top level of the mall.

The artifacts are brought to the Smithsonian for verification by Diana Prince’s forensic archeologist team headed by nerdy girl Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig). Barbara finds one piece, a Mayan wishing stone that grants wishes to the person holding the stone. A moving guy touches it a sarcastically wishes for coffee, then a Smithsonian intern arrives with an extra cup of coffee and hands it to the mover, He takes a drink burning his mouth, this doesn’t go unnoticed by Diana. Later that evening, following a dinner with Diana, she is accosted by a vagrant near the monuments as she was heading back to the institute. Diana shows up out of nowhere throwing the drunk through a trash bin and saving her co-worker. The next day both women make a wish on the stone, Diana wishes for Steve Trevor to return to her and Barbara wishes she was like Diana.

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