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Didier Yvon Paul Fayolle
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Posted: 25 November 2020 at 8:23pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I look forward to see it on the week-end following its
release in Hong Kong on 17th of December in the
theaters...
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Neil Lindholm
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Posted: 25 November 2020 at 8:49pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I imagine it will play here in Shanghai as well. All the theatres are open. 
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Christopher Frost
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Posted: 25 November 2020 at 9:38pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

This is obviously just a move to recoup some of their losses this year by driving up their subscription numbers for HBO Max by putting a highly anticipated (maybe not by this board but the first one was certainly a hit) film on there.
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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 26 November 2020 at 4:27am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I'd have to go digging for the thread to be sure, but
I'm fairly sure it was well received by most here.
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Posted: 26 November 2020 at 7:02am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Yeah. IIRC, the majority here liked it. (Me, included).
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Shaun Barry
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Loved the first, myself.  It wasn't perfect, but after decades of false starts, it was as good a WONDER WOMAN film as we could have possibly hoped for.

It terms of all the DC movies, it doesn't transcend SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE, but I actually enjoy it more than any of the various BATMAN incarnations.



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Posted: 26 November 2020 at 2:36pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I liked Gal Gadot in the role -- a lot. I thought the movie was perfectly good up to a certain point. I enjoyed the fish out of water stuff and the interplay between Gadot/Chris Pine/Lucy Davis worked nicely. I think the finale (the big CGI dustup with Ares) was the weakest part; very ineffective and served to diminish all the good that went before. I have it on my DVR currently, and will revisit.
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Posted: 27 November 2020 at 12:55am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Own it.  Love it.  Watched it again tonight in anticipation of the sequel dropping in a month.
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Shawn Kane
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Posted: 28 November 2020 at 7:01am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I enjoyed it. Gal Gadot is fantastic as Wonder Woman.
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The first WONDER WOMAN movie was fantastic!  As one of Wonder Woman's "many #1 fans" I i know I am biased.  However, I really do think it was a pretty amazing film in it's own right.  I think it probably only failed at being SUPERMAN level because it was not solely Patty Jenkins' creation - she was given sole directorial credit and I am certain the vast bulk IS hers, but I think producer Zack Snyder had his fingers in a little bit of the pie.

Gal Gadot of course helps MAKE the movie every bit as Christopher Reeve helped make SUPERMAN!  After decades of us all hoping they would just get someone who would be HALF as good as Lynda Carter - they manage to exceed ALL expectations! 

As for SUPERMAN being hailed as a "near perfect" film - I have modified my opinion in recent years - just one example: the Lex Luthor over-the-top COMEDIC, toupee wearing performance is so out of character from anything in the comics that to say it does not impair the integrity of subject matter is being too willfully "in love" with the nostalgia of what you remember about it.

WONDER WOMAN 1984 is apparently 100% Patty Jenkins' baby from start to finish.  She has also stated that it should not be viewed as a pure sequel - it is apparently a stand-alone Wonder Woman movie in it's own right, and you don't even need to have seen the first movie to understand or enjoy it.

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Posted: 29 November 2020 at 4:57pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I loved the first film right up to when Ares appears. & then it just trips on
the kerb & face plants the pavement.

That ending was such a shame
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Weirdly enough, we just rewatched WW tonight for the second time (the first being theatrical run) - and before tonight I was in complete agreement on the the final battle between Diana and Ares as being big, loud, and a poor climax to what came before.  But it worked really well for me tonight, both as an action sequence and an emotional high for the film.  Lord knows why my perspective has shifted.
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