A prolonged sequel to 2017’s hugely delightful superhero sport Wonder Woman was originally slated for release last Christmas. The movie, Wonder Woman connects the colorful charm and romance of Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman, which shifts the action from the battlegrounds of the first world war to the bumbags and rolled-up sleeves of the US in the 80s. The movie is entertaining and filled with adventure that once again owes to the fun-loving spirit of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Back to the Future than to the dour DC drudgery of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or Justice League.
Wonder Woman 1984, has seen an outstanding first week with earning around 11.50 crores. The film was fairly stable on the weekdays as one of the reasons being the festive season during the December month. It is believed that the Gal Gadot starrer “Wonder Woman 1984” has done better than Tenet so far. If we talk about the recent movies neither Bollywood nor Hollywood releases have done well or have lived up to the audience’s expectations. It is also more to do with the universal content which was somewhere missing in the movies and hence the wait continued for that one big film that would be kind enough to help bring in 50 crores and hit the box office. The hope was brought up by the Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984 which actually proved to give an enthralling experience to its audience.
Seven decades after the events of the first Wonder Woman movie, Diana (Gal Gadot, glowing as ever) is working as an anthropologist for the Smithsonian Institution in D.C. and moonlighting as an anonymous crimefighter who manages never to be captured on camera. She faces off against two potential villains. One, Max Lord, is played by Pedro Pascal and the other main villain is Barbara Minerva, a.k.a. Cheetah, played by Kristin Wiig.
The director and co-writer Patty Jenkins’s energetic and action-imagination never feels preachy or sour. On the contrary, the best thing about the movie that shines through is the sense of happiness as it presents the world with action and superhero to root for, someone whose fundamental decency listens back to a bygone age while also looking forward to a brighter future.
The movie has grossed an additional $19.4 million in international markets within its first week where it grabs $5.5 million domestically. The Patty Jenkins-directed sequel, starring Gal Gadot, has made $118 million globally to date. Lately, Wonder Woman 1984 has dropped a massive 67 percent for its second weekend in domestic theaters.
Movies like ‘It’s Complicated’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’ in 2010 had a fall ranged from 41 percent to 15 percent. Wonder Woman 1984” had a B+ Cinemascore, which is considered nearly above average, as compared to the A score for the 2017 original film.
Jenkins was the first woman to direct a major American superhero film. Wonder Woman became the highest-grossing live-action film ever taking in $800 million at the worldwide box office, directed by a woman when it premiered in 2017.