Anyone else watch this yet? SPOILER-ISH REVIEW: I opted to go to the theater, I really did want to see it on the big screen. Social distancing was in place and its Christmas so not many people in the auditorium. This is a very different movie from the first one but overall I liked it. As the movie title suggests, this not only takes place in the 80s but very much feels like an 80s movie. Could very much be a Chris Reeve Superman film but with a better budget. Main villains were Maxwell Lord and Cheetah. Honestly both were better done in this movie than I’ve ever seen in other media (comics, animated stuff). Wonder Woman, if we are being honest, has a very weak Rogues Gallery compared to Batman and Superman but they make it work here. Pedro Pascal is killing it this year. They did a very interesting thing with Diana’s final showdown with Lord. You may or may not remember the early 2000s comic storyline where Diana is forced to kill Maxwell Lord in order to break his mental hold on Superman. She does have the option of killing him in this movie but instead appeals to his better nature. It shows Diana as both warrior and peacemaker and thematically connects with the first film and her dual role. Nice to see Chris Pine as Steve Trevor again and the rekindled romance was sweet. There were some things that didn’t quite add up and left me scratching my head but they are minor quibbles in my opinion. As I said, think of it as a Christopher Reeve Superman film. Kristen Wiig does ok with the role. Nothing special but considering she’s mostly known for comedy it wasn’t bad. Overall I liked it. Not as good as the first one, but still better than most other DC live action films from the modern ‘continuity’. Parentheses because it doesn’t really connect to other DC films at all other than the original Wonder Woman. And that’s perfectly fine with me. They work better as their own thing. A third and final one set in the modern era would be welcome but only if they can keep it free from the other DC films. They could even ignore/contradict BvS and Justice League and I’d be fine with that. Oh and Linda Carter does show up for a quick cameo. Was hoping for more but good to see her.