While Wonder Woman 1984 is still enjoyable, I can see why it polarized critics and alienated some fans, especially with the bloated running time. I also suspect the film’s thinly-disguised depiction of President Reagan as something of a war monger will offend those who continue to deify the man. Now that I think about it, perhaps that’s part of the reason it does take place in 1984.
The movie is about a man realising he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendour. Sounds nuts right? But the introduction and the explanation to this scientific breakthrough was actually explained well and executed just fine to set up what I felt was going to be an entertaining two hours.