Wonder Woman 1984…

After ages of waiting and what seems like a million release dates, Wonder Woman 1984 is finally out. As someone from an area where cinemas are pretty freely open and as a fan of movies and comics, and as the father of a family of girls who loved the first movie…well, you can bet your boots we were in theatres pretty darn early into the run.

A couple of hours later, we all emerged, a bit worse for wear. Wonder Woman 1984 (or, as the cool kids say, WW84) is an overwhelmingly ridiculous, and in many ways, astoundingly stupid movie. It’s been a while since then, but it’s taken me this long to organize all these thoughts into something loosely-coherent.

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 4 (#70-61)

And the countdown to my favourite fictional hero continues.  In this instalment, we have three, count ’em, three artificial life forms.  And a guy who is mistaken for an artificial life form.  And there are four female characters, which is tied for as many as we’ve had in a single list.  Two of them are attractive European-accented brunettes, one is an animated Mom, and one is a child from a book.

If you want to look at previous posts in this series you can look here:  102-91 (and rationale for the lists), 90-81 and 80-71.  Anyway…let’s get to it!

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Criticisms of Wonder Woman

Hey ho, Ben the nerdy superhero-fan / movie critic here.  I already wrote a blogpost about Wonder Woman, the critically acclaimed, financially successful DC superhero film from earlier this year.  But, even so, here is another one.

No movie, even a popular one, is loved by everyone, and lots of people have offered various criticisms of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, pointing out what they feel are glaring flaws.  Some of them are indeed glaring flaws, but others are bizarre criticisms that I can’t really understand.  Maybe others do, but I don’t, and they annoy me, so I decided to rant about it a bit here. Continue reading Criticisms of Wonder Woman