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Author Topic: Wonder Woman 84 Trailer  (Read 4241 times)

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« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2021, 12:36:58 AM »
Saw it.

It's the funniest movie I've seen in a long time. It's so absurd that almost nothing holds together, and the parts that do tend to be poorly explained. But the imagery is glorious. The cavalcade of 80s-isms, the spectacular shots, even many of the emotional moments are mesmerizing. But cheesy, too.

Towards the end, I started wondering. That could be the point. The homage to the image and style of Patty Jenkin's childhood could also extend to the film itself. Is the style and structure of WW84 a tribute to the gaudy, melodramatic, and incoherent B-movies of the decade, like Flash Gordon and Masters of the Universe?

Probably not. But in infinite worlds, there's at least one out there where it's deliberate.

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« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2021, 02:13:35 PM »
I dunno. Flash Gordon may be gloriously cheesy (hmm... GLORIOUSLY Cheesy. Yes. That's better...), but I think it holds together rather well as a film, as a narrative.
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« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2021, 03:14:25 PM »
Can't argue with that. Flash Gordon has problems with things like the acting of its lead, but the plot holds together fairly well. WW84's plot is as solid as a hairnet.

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« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2021, 11:02:09 AM »
Neither Flash Gordon nor Masters of the Universe were b-movies. They were both intended as first run blockbusters.

That said, Flash Gordon is clearly styled after the old serials, right down to the retro spaceships. Fortunately the A-list cast, and one of the best movie soundtracks of all time, are able to make the most of the material.

Man, there were a ridiculous number of great movies made in 1980.

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« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2021, 02:23:30 PM »
Man, there were a ridiculous number of great movies made in 1980.
I concede, but going through the Imdb top 20 or top 30, my absolute favourite movie year was 1984 (unrelated to WW84).  8)

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« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2021, 11:25:39 PM »
I concede, but going through the Imdb top 20 or top 30, my absolute favourite movie year was 1984 (unrelated to WW84).  8)
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« Reply #51 on: January 30, 2021, 12:03:46 AM »
I gotta go with 1984.

Ghostbusters would probably do it all by itself for me, but holy shit that list is dynamite.