Monthly Archives: December 2020

Movie Review: Wonder Woman 84

MOVIE REVIEW

Wonder Woman 84 (2020)

Starring: Gal Gadot, Kristen Wig, Pedro Pascal, Chris Pine

Directed By: Patty Jenkins

SPOILERS

The mighty Diana of Themyscira is back to save the 2020 movie landscape, and not a moment too soon. As the first of Warner Bros.’ Slate of films to be released day and date in theaters and on HBO Max, Wonder Woman 84 has the unenviable task of not only being a sequel to the beloved 2017 original film, but also as the new model for releasing WB films for the foreseeable future. It’s a lot for any movie to take one, even unexpectedly, but for the most part, Diana’s second solo adventure is up to the task, even if it wants to take its own time getting there.

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TV Review: The Mandalorian Season Two!

TV REVIEW

The Mandalorian Season Two!

SPOILERS

The adventures of Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and “The Child” have played out over the last eight weeks, and they’ve covered a large swath of the Galaxy Far, Far Away, traveling to planets new and old, and meeting characters established and ones (relatively) new to Star Wars fans. It’s no secret that the hype around this season was huge, and it was going to have to work extra hard to avoid the dreaded “sophomore slump” after Baby Yoda became THE hottest thing on the planet before the world shut down. And for the most part, the second season of The Mandalorian did just that. When the show was firing on all cylinders, balancing fan service with plot momentum, it hit that sweet spot that only Star Wars can, and it was strengthened by the undeniable emotional core of Din Djarin, the Mandalorian, and Grogu, The Child.

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