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Release Date: March 30th, 2021
Movie Release Year: 2020
MPAA Rating: Parental Guidance Suggested
Release Country: United States
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Wonder Woman 1984 - 4K UHD Blu-ray

Review Date March 26th, 2021 by
Overview -

WW84 is a painful movie to watch because there are so many great actors and extraordinary stunts, but the film in no way furthers any character's storyline in the DCEU and almost every creative decision that was made didn't live up to expectations. It's a jumbled mess of tones that crosses blindly into silliness and dramatic situations without regard for how to tell a cohesive narrative. Better luck next time. That being said, this 4K with Dolby Vision and HDR is amazing and the Dolby Atmos track is demo-worthy. The near 100 minutes of bonus features are a wonderful watch and somehow better than the actual film and for that reason this release is Recommended for fans of Wonder Woman and the DCEU.

 

OVERALL
Recommended
  • TECH SPECS & RELEASE DETAILS
    Technical Specs:
    4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:
    2160p HEVC/H.265
    HDR10 / HDR10+
    Dolby Vision HDR
    Length:151
    Release Country:United States
    Aspect Ratio(s):
    2.39:1
    Audio Formats:
    English: Dolby Atmos
    Subtitles/Captions:
    English SDH, Dutch, Danish, French, Finnish, Polish, Spanish, Romanian, Swedish
    Special Features:
    • Featurettes: The Making of Wonder Woman 1984: Expanding the Wonder,
    Gal & Kristen: Friends Forever,
    Small But Mighty,
    Scene Study: The Open Road,
    Scene Study: The Mall,
    Gal & Krissy Having Fun,
    Meet the Amazons
    • Black Gold Infomercial
    • Gag Reel
    • Wonder Woman 1984 Retro Remix feature
    Movie Studio: Warner Bros.
    Release Date: March 30th, 2021

Story Review Storyline: Our Reviewer's Take

1 Stars out of 5

Watching WW84 a few more times since its initial release has proven that given a little amount of time to digest the initial shock of how bad this movie is, WW84 is still a horrible disaster of a film. Maybe even more so, because the movie so desperately wants to be cheeky and fun while taking itself seriously, and it never mixes those ingredients with care. Furthermore, there's nothing that really carries over or furthers any storyline in this movie, making this a one-shot fan-service for 1980's buffs that doesn't coincide with the first film or any DCEU movie with Wonder Woman that takes place after 1984.

It simply just exists and tries extremely hard to have fun, but instead, it still comes across as a decade's old late-night tv show on the SyFy channel, but with a big budget and no regard for storytelling. However, after watching just how much fun the actors had making this movie, it's difficult not to see where everyone thought this was going to be the next best superhero film everyone would be talking about for years.

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Vital Disc Stats: The Ultra HD Blu-ray

WW84 lassos its way to Warner Home Video with flawless technical specs. This set includes the 4K Disc, the Blu-ray Disc, and the Digital Code. Both discs are housed in a hard, black, plastic case with a cardboard sleeve featuring the artwork of the film, including the multi-color background and Wonder Woman in her gold metal outfit. There is an insert for a digital code as well.

  • TECH SPECS & RELEASE DETAILS
    Technical Specs:
    4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:
    2160p HEVC/H.265
    HDR10 / HDR10+
    Dolby Vision HDR
    Length:151
    Release Country:United States
    Aspect Ratio(s):
    2.39:1
    Audio Formats:
    English: Dolby Atmos
    Subtitles/Captions:
    English SDH, Dutch, Danish, French, Finnish, Polish, Spanish, Romanian, Swedish
    Special Features:
    • Featurettes: The Making of Wonder Woman 1984: Expanding the Wonder,
    Gal & Kristen: Friends Forever,
    Small But Mighty,
    Scene Study: The Open Road,
    Scene Study: The Mall,
    Gal & Krissy Having Fun,
    Meet the Amazons
    • Black Gold Infomercial
    • Gag Reel
    • Wonder Woman 1984 Retro Remix feature
    Movie Studio: Warner Bros.
    Release Date: March 30th, 2021

Video Review

5 Stars out of 5

WW84 comes with quite the impressive 2160p UHD transfer from its native 4K recording. With the enhanced HDR + Dolby Vision element, there is a noticeable upgrade in color and detail from the already fantastic 1080p Blu-ray version.

Most, if not every single film in the DCEU is tonally and visually gloomy and dark, but that's not the case whatsoever with WW84, most likely due to the time period of the wacky 1980s. The first 15 minutes or so takes place on Themyscira where the color palette is engulfed in beach-like colors of orange, gold, brown, and yellow, with some fantastic luscious greens for grass pastures and shrubs. This is all set to a backdrop of amazing-looking blue skies and ocean water with some wonderful white gowns of the spectators looking onto the Amazon games.

The Dolby Vision helps these golds and ambers distinguish themselves from one another and looks great. Then the film fast-forwards to the 1980s and all of the neon signage, hyper color advertisements, and bright Crayola colors are rampant in the mall sequence and beyond. It's quite the colorful movie that is always upgraded with the Dolby Vision. Even darker sequences at night time in the city park or the final battle with Cheetah and Wonder Woman have some better earthy colors that look exquisite. Diana's golden lasso of truth is the perfect glow of gold and yellow, even illuminating objects as it passes by. Black levels are extremely rich and deep and the skin tones are always natural.

The detail is impeccably sharp too in all lighting conditions. Closeups reveal facial pores, individual hairs, and war wounds superbly. The makeup effects look excellent as well and the textures in the costumes and even the gold metal suit are fantastic. All of the big '80s hairdos showcase each individual curly piece of hair in all its hairspray glory. CGI effects look good as well, never coming through soft, no matter how ridiculous they look, specifically Cheetah towards the end. Wide shots are never soft, but rather give way to the intimate detail of a city in the 1980s and Themyscira. There are zero video problems to report here, making this a phenomenal-looking video presentation.

Audio Review

5 Stars out of 5

This release comes with an incendiary Dolby Atmos track that goes full speed as soon as the film starts playing. Again, that first seen on Themyscira where the selected Amazons are competing in an Olympic-type obstacle course makes use of the Dolby Atmos track perfectly by using sound effects or large structures moving in all directions, spears being thrown, the crowd cheering, the competitor's rapid breath, and even their footsteps on the different landscapes, which are all mixed into a wonderful concoction of immersive sound. It doesn't stop there either, as the robust effects are then transported to a mall in the 1980s, where music, shoppers are talking, and cash registers are ringing until Wonder Woman shows up and takes out the bad guys.

Again, this Dolby Atmos track never slows down with more action sequences, and wicked car chase, explosions, gunshots, and fight choreography that is always perfectly balanced and nuanced for full immersion. Each bullet, vehicle, or piece of debris from an explosion that flies by has a seamless and smooth transition from speaker to speaker that sounds excellent. The quieter moments of dialogue in large rooms with tall ceilings all have the necessary reverb and atmosphere that make it sound realistic. Those height speakers come into play with vehicles overheard, the golden lasso of truth being swung high in the air, and of course, that final fight scene between Wonder Woman and a vicious cat. All the sound elements are there, which bring an intense and fantastic low end of bass that keeps the rumble brewing without ever going into rocky and overbearing territory.

Hans Zimmer's score always adds to the suspense and 80's time period while the dialogue is clean and clear and free of any audio issues. What a fantastic Dolby Atmos track for sure. For those that don't have the Dolby Atmos setup, the 7.1 mix will kick in automatically, and there is even a Dolby Digital 5.1 option available as well.

Special Features

4 Stars out of 5

There are about 98 minutes of bonus material here, all of which are worth watching. In fact, these special features are better than the movie itself, showcasing some great behind-the-scenes stunts and more. The bonus features are only located on the Blu-ray Disc. 

  • The Making Of Wonder Woman 1984: Expanding The Wonder (HD, 37 Mins.) - A better than average EPK, complete with cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and rehearsals that focus on the themes, tone, characters, stunts, cameos, and more. The funniest thing about this bonus feature is how everyone involved constantly says how cool and amazing every storyline and piece of dialogue is, which of course the final result was anything but that. Still, this is a great little feature that explores the making of the film.
  • Gal And Kristen: Friends Forever (HD, 5 Mins.) - The cast and crew discuss the relationship between Diana and Barbara in the film, along with some minor flashes of the two actresses having fun on set, much to the crew's dismay as they were constantly making each other laugh and singing songs during filming, complete with a short original music video of their friendship.
  • Small But Mighty (HD, 11 Mins.) - Perhaps the best bonus feature on this release is the exploration of the young actress who played the young Wonder Woman, named Lilly Aspel. She was around 10 years old when her scenes were filmed and she's going on 25, in that she did every last one of her own stunts and conversed with the other actors and crew like an adult. There's a reason she has her very own extra here. She's awesome.
  • Scene Study: The Open Road (HD, 6 Mins.) - A deeper look at what went into behind the scenes on that particular vehicle chase in the middle of the desert with tanks, missiles, and Wonder Woman.
  • Scene Study: The Mall (HD, 5 Mins.) - Another extensive look at how the crew and actors shot the opening mall sequence.
  • Gal And Krissy Having Fun (HD, 1 Min.) - That little music video mentioned above of Gadot and Wiig having fun and singing on the set in its entirety.
  • Meet The Amazons (HD, 22 Mins.) - From the DC Fandom 2020 conference, this is a virtual Zoom interview with the director and the stunt-women of the film who played the Amazons discussing working on the movie.
  • Black Gold Informercial (HD, 2 Mins.) - The funny infomercial from the film, starring Adam Pascal in its entirety.
  • Gag Reel (HD, 7 Mins.) - A genuine funny montage of flubbed lines, props not working right, and Chris Pine doing impressions of Gal Gadot.
  • Wonder Woman 1984 Retro Remix (HD, 2 Mins.) - A cool trailer mixed like it was made in 1984 with the original Wonder Woman song. It's a shame this wasn't added into the theatrical cut.

 

Final Thoughts

WW84 is not a perfect movie. It's not even a good movie by any means, as it trudges through its long and painful journey to have fun and have a thrilling story arc at the same time. It never knows if it wants to be serious or silly and it never mixes well in any scene. It's odd because, in the extras here, every crew member seemed to have the best idea for the story and how to make this movie, but in the end, it never played well or came across as fluid or the right tempo and tone. It's sad too because this could have been a ton of fun - but alas, it wasn't. That being said though, the 4K with Dolby Vision and HDR enhancements and the Dolby Atmos track are simply next-level amazing and demo-worthy, and the bonus features are fantastic. They're a better time than the actual movie was. With so many good elements and extras here on this disc, this comes Recommended for those fans of Wonder Woman and the DCEU.

  • TECH SPECS & RELEASE DETAILS
    Technical Specs:
    4K UHD Blu-ray + Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:
    2160p HEVC/H.265
    HDR10 / HDR10+
    Dolby Vision HDR
    Length:151
    Release Country:United States
    Aspect Ratio(s):
    2.39:1
    Audio Formats:
    English: Dolby Atmos
    Subtitles/Captions:
    English SDH, Dutch, Danish, French, Finnish, Polish, Spanish, Romanian, Swedish
    Special Features:
    • Featurettes: The Making of Wonder Woman 1984: Expanding the Wonder,
    Gal & Kristen: Friends Forever,
    Small But Mighty,
    Scene Study: The Open Road,
    Scene Study: The Mall,
    Gal & Krissy Having Fun,
    Meet the Amazons
    • Black Gold Infomercial
    • Gag Reel
    • Wonder Woman 1984 Retro Remix feature
    Movie Studio: Warner Bros.
    Release Date: March 30th, 2021

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