Magic stones, sleeping with weird men, and cat people…it’s Wonder Woman 1984!!!
WW84 is the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman and the ninth installment in the DC Extended Universe(DCEU). The film is directed by Patty Jenkinsfrom a script she wrote with Geoff Johns and Dave Callaham, based on a story by Johns and Jenkins. Gal Gadot stars as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, alongside Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen. Set in 1984 during the Cold War, the film follows Diana and her past love Steve Trevor as they face off against Max Lord and Cheetah.
Following its opening weekend, Warner Bros. announced that HBO Max saw total viewing hours on the film’s first day more than triple in comparison to a typical day in the previous month. Several days later, Screen Engine reported that 23% of viewers had subscribed to HBO Max in order to watch the film. The company also said that Wonder Woman 1984was already the most-watched straight-to-streaming title of the year, beating Hamilton.
Slate called Wonder Woman 1984‘s critical response “lukewarm”,while Newsweekdescribed it as “mixed”. The Washington Post reported that the response changed from “early praise to precipitous decline”. Critics praised the film’s “escapist qualities” and Jenkins’ take on the 1980s, but many commentators found it “overindulgent or cliché”.