Wonder Woman 1984 is a film about longing. A major temptation when adapting comic book material is to sacrifice characters and emotionally resonant narratives for action sequences driven primarily by special effects and computer-generated images. While WW84 is not short on action, and the special effects are top-notch, the movie does not turn upon these sequences. Instead, the narrative is carried primarily by four very capable actors who turn in strong performances in a film that is fundamentally about longing and the great patience that defines suffering.

This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Cole Burgett about their  article, “The Truth is Enough: A Review of Wonder Woman 1984. Note: this review contains spoilers for Wonder Women (2017) and Wonder Women: 1984 (2020). 

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