CM Podcast 292 – Wonder Woman 1984 (Movie 2020)

Just when you thought there were going to me no super hero related movies coming out in 2020, Warner Bros (the studio that owns DC and HBOMax) makes a bold movie before the year ends. They decide to release Wonder Woman 1984 in the theater on Christmas Day (12/25/2020) and on their streaming service HBOMax on the same day!

I think it was about a month ago that they announced the news of this new way to watch movies (in the theater and in your own home). It was a unprecedented event but we live in very interesting times where people are afraid to gather in public. I want to thank Warner Bros for doing this and giving people a choice on how to watch this movie. I did choose to go the the theater. I am a long time fan of movie theaters and do not want to see them die out. Big, blockbuster movies like Wonder Woman 1984 deserve to be seen on the biggest screen possible. If this is not an option for you, then your next best thing is to watch it at home on your TV.

Gal Godot reprises her role as the Amazonian goddess, Wonder Woman. We are introduced to 2 new DC characters: Barbara Ann Minerva/ Cheetah played by Kristen Wiig and Maxwell Lord played by Pedro Pascal. These are probably relatively unknown characters to the casual comic movie fan but both have a shared history with Wonder Woman. I start the podcast but giving a quick history lesson on who these characters are in the DC comic universe.

The rest of the podcast, I give review of the movie. There are spoilers in the podcast so I recommend that you go out and see the movie (it is a very good movie) first and come back to discuss it. The movie does a few plot holes in it but overall, it overcomes these minor issues by focusing on the characters and pretty consistent pacing.

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CM Podcast 108 – Wonder Woman Movie

Comics Misremembered Podcast 108

We used the Wonder Woman TV Theme song as the intro to this podcast.  The original recording is on YouTube.  Here is the full song:

Jon and I saw the Wonder Woman movie and we decided to make it our topic of discussion this week.

We start the podcast off talking about the comic book origins of Wonder Woman.  Then Jon and I share our experience with the comic book and why or why not we ever read it.

We then move on to talking about the movie.  What we liked and things that should have been changed.

This is a movie that can make or break DC comic movies.  Does it live up to the hype?  We discuss.

We finish the podcast by talking about the “Josh Whedon Wonder Woman Script” – supposedly, Josh wrote an early script for this movie and it isn’t very good.

See you next week.

Your comics pal,

Jim