The first reactions to Wonder Woman 1984 are in and they are really quite positive, which is brilliant news. This comes after a whole load of pretty respectable film critics took to Twitter to share their first reactions to the movie.
Wonder Woman 1984 was supposed to be released much earlier in the year, however, COVID-19 has really put a dent in 2020’s movie releases. When I say a “dent”, I mean the global pandemic basically K.O’d this year’s cinema releases and caused them to all run for 2021.
Wonder Woman 1984 was pushed to December 25th, 2020, and it’s still technically coming out in cinemas on that date. However, it’s also being released on streaming at the same time. Warner Bros. Pictures decided to put out the movie on HBO Max in the US at the same time as released in cinemas.
They also revealed that they’re releasing all of their 2021 movies on HBO Max at the same time as in cinemas, and this, of course, is because we still do not know what’s happening with the whole pandemic.
Critics really liked Wonder Woman 1984
Yesterday saw #WonderWoman1984 in an @IMAX theater. Was my first time seeing a movie in a theater since pandemic began. No matter what system you have at home, nothing will ever replace the magic of seeing a movie on a huge #imax screen. pic.twitter.com/mN77qNIYrr
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) December 5, 2020
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) December 5, 2020
I had the chance watch #WonderWoman1984 early!
I loved the first film and I can confidently say the sequel take everything to another level! Pedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig absolutely kill it as Maxwell Lord and Cheetah.
Let Patty Jenkins take charge of the entire DCEU! pic.twitter.com/UpPbCNOsxH
— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) December 5, 2020
I prefer Wonder Woman to Wonder Woman 1984. But I also much prefer seeing filmmakers take new, big swings with sequels and that’s definitely what Patty Jenkins and co. do here. Not everything adds up, but the value of selflessness, love and compassion do shine through. #WW84 pic.twitter.com/xG4JS0NVbv
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) December 5, 2020
I was invited by @WarnerBrosUK to see an early screening of the new @WonderWomanFilm yesterday and I’m still smiling.#WonderWoman1984 is the film the world needs right now, no matter what sized screen you get to see it on.
I’ll be sharing some non-spoiler thoughts very soon. pic.twitter.com/FJv2FSObsm
— Luke Bugg "The Geek Of Steel" (@thegeekofsteel) December 5, 2020
I got to watch Wonder Woman 1984 yesterday and… honestly it’s just what I needed. What we all need. It’s uplifting, hopeful, and so utterly Wonder Woman. Just a beautiful film with themes that hit you right in the heart. #WW84
— Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) December 5, 2020
Huge news: Wonder Woman 1984 is fantastic! The story is excellent & has a great, timely message; it packs in a ton of surprises; and amazing work is done with both Cheetah & Max Lord (Wiig & Pascal are both stellar). Get hyped, because it's the real deal. #WonderWoman1984 #WW1984 pic.twitter.com/9UQLyxn3gx
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) December 5, 2020
I’m so happy to report that #WW84 is an absolute blast from start to finish. An exceptional compliment to the first film, it’s stuffed w/ heart, hope, love, action, romance & humor. @PattyJenks, @GalGadot & team delivered one of DC's best sequels. I was in tears when it ended. pic.twitter.com/ivPkBFmehd
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) December 5, 2020
— Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) December 5, 2020
Watched Wonder Woman 1984 last night at a virtual press event! It was wonderful! Kristen Wiig is phenomenal as Barbara, the opening 10 minutes will bring tears to your eyes …I absolutely loved it! @pattyjenks and @galgadot knock it out of the park! #WW84 @wonderwomanfilm pic.twitter.com/HVNGmkuorT
— Jenna Busch (@JennaBusch) December 5, 2020
I’ve seen #WonderWoman1984 and it’s really strong. There are several powerful and, ahem, wonderful moments in it and it ultimately it’s a film that plays so well for the notably turbulent era it’s opening in thanks to its message and inspiring hero. pic.twitter.com/slxij3DS5Y
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) December 5, 2020
Honored to have been among the first press to see #WonderWoman1984! I enjoyed the first film, but I loved #WW1984 even more. Although I wish we'd gotten the change to see it earlier, the movie came out at possibly the perfect time for its hope, optimism and message. pic.twitter.com/k2yY32UHrT
— Meagan Damore (@metathor) December 5, 2020
Yes, there are vaccines being rolled out, however, we still don’t know whether people will take them and whether people will feel comfortable enough to go to the cinema. I think it’ll take a while before people will feel ok to go back to watching movies in cinemas.
It seems as though Warner Bros. Pictures feels the same way as me, and therefore they have taken the tough decision to release their movies on streaming at the same time as in cinemas. The first movie they’re going to be doing this with is Wonder Woman 1984.
And it sounds as if the movie’s pretty good. At least, if these critics are to be believed. They all took to Twitter after watching the movie and most of the reactions to Patty Jenkins’ film were really positive. This has me very pumped to watch the movie, whenever that may be in Europe.
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