Everyone’s favourite Amazonian princess returns to save the planet in Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner Bros), an entertaining follow-up to the DC Comics superhero’s 2017 outing.
Director Patty Jenkins is once again at the helm, and this time has co-written the screenplay with Geoff Johns and David Callaham. Naturally, the plot is silly, at times preposterous. But that’s not unexpected for an old-fashioned popcorn movie, a Saturday-matinee serial writ large.
The action and combat, though bloodless, will be too intense for younger viewers. Mature teens and their parents, on the other hand, will likely enjoy this escapist adventure that conveys good messages about self-sacrifice, helping one’s neighbour and the twin evils of greed and selfishness.