Warner Bros. is gearing up for the first hybrid release with Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman 1984, as it will be releasing on HBO Max and in theatres on the same day. The makers recently held a premiere screening a week before its release and critics are raving about the Patty Jenkins’s directorial. Wonder Woman 1984 also stars Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal and Chris Pine in leading roles.
The awaited sequel to the 2017 release Wonder Woman, is hitting the screens in India on December 24. The 2017 film told Diana’s coming of age story and the sequel will follow Diana Prince, who is unable to let go of her past as she grieves after the loss of her love Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). Kristen Wiig will be seen playing the new villain Cheetah, along with Pedro Pascal as a shady businessman Maxwell Lord.
Wonder Woman 1984 Early Reviews
Many who attended the screening took to Twitter and shared spoiler-free short reviews of the film. Lewis Knight of Daily Mirror wrote, “Despite being overlong and some elements feeling rushed, #WonderWoman1984 is a lot of fun and exactly the colourful and hopeful blockbuster the world needs right now. Kristin Wiig turning increasingly nasty is a highlight.”
Carson Timar said, “#WonderWoman1984 is a complete blast! Not just is the film colorful and charasmatic but there is a real weight to its story. Huge props to the entire cast also! Quite easily this is the best DCEU film to date! #WW84 #WonderWoman.”
Wonder Woman 1984 Falters And Has A Weaker Storyline As Compared To 2017 Release
Some critics also had mixed reviews like Vulture’s Angelica Jade Bastién, who in her review for the portal said, “The disappointing sequel highlights not only the dire state of the live-action superhero genre in film, but the dire state of Hollywood filmmaking as a whole.”
Gal Gadot Starrer Will Release On December 24 In India
Meanwhile, Peter Debruge of Variety called Wonder Woman 1984 an “escapist superhero sequel” and wrote, “As the wishes stack up and the world falls into chaos, Wonder Woman 1984 loses its way, and while the ending’s not bad enough to renounce the satisfaction of what came before, it’s enough to shift our focus back to our own real-world predicament. What we need right now this movie can’t provide, but just maybe, it will inspire someone who can.”
Vox’s Alex Abad-Santos in his review summed up the film as “WW1984 is three movies rolled into one: It’s at once a romance about lost love; a tale about the jealousy in our friendships; and the story of a sad, broken man desperate to take over the world. And it’s only the first two of these that truly take us somewhere wonderful.”
Take a look at some more tweets:
I am delighted to announce that #WonderWoman1984 is absolutely blooming brilliant. Funny, stylish and Hans Zimmer’s score is electric! Thanks to @WarnerBrosUK for the screening. pic.twitter.com/biHZYQc9LV
— For Your Films Only (@benpeyton007) December 14, 2020
— DC 🎄| ʬ⁸⁴ (@dctvcinema) December 12, 2020
I’ve seen #WonderWoman1984!
It’s unapologetically Wonder Woman in all her glory – beauty, heart, style & one of Zimmer’s best scores.
Jenkins goes full Donner.
Complete 180 from 2017 film, I hope people are open to the pivot.
Also I cried a lot. 🥺😭
Review Tuesday 12pm EST pic.twitter.com/jpeEr32kJo
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) December 13, 2020
I don’t understand why anyone would dislike #WonderWoman1984 #WW84. Seriously, I don’t. It just isn’t as strong as #WonderWoman 1917, but that’s okay. That film is a masterpiece so it’s difficult to reclaim that level
— Marcy Webb (@asexualflower) December 17, 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 will be the first Warner Bros film to release on HBO Max on the same day as its theatrical release.