3. Wonder Woman 1984
Wonder Woman 1984 is widely regarded as inferior to its predecessor and I’m not here to change your mind on that. It is inferior to its predecessor in so many ways, but even so, it’s still an entertaining Wonder Woman adventure that offered up some much-needed light-heartedness to an otherwise grim DCEU.
Set decades after the first movie, it takes its cues from the second and third seasons of the 1970s TV series (skipping past the wartime setting to tell a less-timeless story, adhering to the tropes of its time period) it’s definitely more colorful and gimmicky than Wonder Woman. It’s not a bad thing as it tries something different and sets the stage for Diana to take on her biggest archenemy in live-action for the very first time.
That villain is the Cheetah, who comes about after Barbara Minerva wishes to be something more. And that essentially drives the movie, as the characters understand the good and the bad of their wishes in a movie that is surprisingly poignant in its storytelling.
There are issues, and the plot does occasionally stall, but its an entertaining ride that feels like a Wonder Woman comic book come to life, and it features a stellar supporting cast in Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal.