Wonder Woman 1984 ups the ante from the first Wonder Woman movie. The super powered team of director Patty Jenkins and actress Gal Gadot have reunited for the sequel and have a lot to prove. Will lightning strike twice for the amazon hero or will she hit a sophomore slump? In this case, there's a little of both.
Our adventure begins on the island of Themyscira as a very young Diana competes against older amazons for prestige and glory. The opening scene will remind viewers why the film was pushed back and meant to be seen on the big screen. It's beautifully shot and obviously a large amount of money was spent creating it.
One surprise was that instead of the Cheetah character being introduced during this contest as she was in the comic books, we meet her later at the Smithsonian Institute where Diana works. Barabara Ann Minerva is played by Kristin Wiig, who brings her dry wit to the complicated misfit introvert.