BY SUMAIYA SHEIKH
Finally, WONDER WOMAN 1984, has arrived in cinemas. The first part released in 2017 got a lot of appreciation from the audience and the lead actress Gal Gadot became a very popular face for the Indian audiences.
The story of the film revolves around a female superhero trying to stop a megalomaniac man who wants to conquer the world. As the title suggested the year is 1984 Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) can be seen working as a senior anthropologist at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC in the film.
A nerdy girl, Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig) joins the institution and she specializes in many areas. She is very insecure about her looks and shy behavior and begins to look up to Diana.
Meanwhile, when Diana aka Wonder Woman saves a jewelry store from being robbed the police investigate the crime, and realize that the store was just a front and that the real business of the shop owners was to deal in black marketing of antiquities.
The story unfolds and gets interesting as the investigation goes on.
Patty Jenkins did an impressive job in the direction. Just like the first part this film also keeps you on the edge of the seat. The film is 2.31 hours long yet, the film doesn’t bore or drag. However, the narrative is a lot more than just action. The romance between Diana and Steve is beautifully treated and also the mad side of Maxwell.
The film is more appealing because of its unique story, Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns did great work in terms of the screenplay. It is not connected to any other films of the DC Universe which makes it more impressive.
Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, and Dave Callaham’s screenplay is entertaining and even escapist. DC films tend to be dark but this one is written unabashedly as a complete commercial entertainer.
This film is a must-watch, while it misses the action bits in the first half, the second half holds some of the greatest action-packed sequences.