The word is out. Wonder Woman 1984 has held virtual junket screenings for a select group of press. Most appear to be genre websites — like, but not including, this one. And full reviews remain under embargo for now. However, social media comments remain unrestricted, and the word so far sounds universally positive. Here are a handful of significant Wonder Woman 1984 reactions.
First up, Brandon Davis from ComicBook.com:
I’ve seen #WonderWoman1984!@PattyJenks literally made an 80s movie in every way, making it so unique for today. It feels both bigger than the first WW while simultaneously more contained.
Lots of Diana Prince and some epic Wonder Woman moments as @GalGadot literally soars! pic.twitter.com/QluelKwYly
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) December 5, 2020
From our sister site Coming Soon, Max Evry praises the sequel as something fresh and new.
.@WonderWomanFilm is that rare sequel that avoids being a rehash, making huge bold swings. Both @GalGadot’s #WonderWoman and @PattyJenks’ movie never give into cynicism and we love them for it. #WonderWoman1984 takes awhile to get going but once it does it’s fresh & exhilarating! pic.twitter.com/YowjsWq55x
— Max Evry (@maxevry) December 5, 2020
Next, IGN’s Jim Vejvoda:
I saw #WonderWoman1984 yesterday. It was a lot of fun and has a very heartwarming and hopeful message that, frankly, we really need this year. pic.twitter.com/eWNS71VfsS
— Jim Vejvoda (@JimVejvoda) December 5, 2020
Cinemablend’s Eric Eisenberg is equally enthused.
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
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And CBR’s Meagan Damore likes the movie’s positive message and emotion.
#WonderWoman1984 was worth the wait. Between the stunning visuals and resonant emotional beats, it’s a piece brimming with charm and confidence. I sincerely hope it’s an experience we can all share together in a theater someday. #WW1984
— Meagan Damore (@metathor) December 5, 2020
io9’s Germain Lussier likewise endorses the theme of hope.
Yesterday I saw Wonder Woman 1984 at home & it was everything I needed & more. The movie is hugely ambitious, incredibly exciting, and full of much needed hope. It’s also very long, to a fault at times, but mostly it reminded me how wonderful a big blockbuster can make you feel. pic.twitter.com/6rYbHEzI7E
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) December 5, 2020
Finally, multi-publication contributor Jenna Busch could not be more effusive.
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
So the target audience thus far definitely likes Wonder Woman‘s latest adventure, which probably bodes well for everyone reading this. Expect the less superhero-friendly press to weigh in ten days from now.
What do you think of these reactions? Do they get you more pumped for the big sequel? Let us know in comments below.
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