My Not So Movie Review: Wonder Woman 1984 Renouncing the One Thing You Ever Wish For
Updated: Sep 8, 2021
Have you ever wished for something that you want, but when you finally have it, you need to let go for the greater good?
But then, you find yourself having a hard time giving that up because it’s the only thing that gives meaning to your existence.
What would you do?
This is what the movie Wonder Woman 1984 is all about.
As much as I expect it to be action packed, this movie is more emotional for me.
But my apologies for the spoiler alert. If you haven’t watched this movie yet, you must watch the prequel first.
Wonder Woman 1984 is the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman.
It tells the story of our heroine (Gal Gadot) moving on after losing the love of her life, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine).
One day, while working in the museum, she came across the Dreamstone which would grant the holder one wish.
Inadvertently, she wished to have Steve back in her life.
She did get what she wished for. But in return, she had to sacrifice her superpowers which led to chaos and her downfall.
In the end, she had to make a choice. She had to renounce her wish to be able to save the world.
This movie tells us that we can’t have everything in life. There are things we have to let go to make others happy or just to protect them from any harm.
But the dilemma is always finding it difficult to make that choice.
Our mind tells us to let go but our heart is saying otherwise.
We find ourselves getting obstinate, refusing to let go from the grasp.
It takes us time to decide to let go.
Along the way, we let ourselves suffer the consequences.
We face trials. We tolerate misery.
All because we don’t want to let go.
It is hard to say goodbye to the only thing that we ever want.
But in the end, we need to finally give it up for the sake of others or even for our own sake.
It took a while for Wonder Woman to renounce her wish. But as the world was falling apart right in front of her eyes, she had to make the most difficult decision in her life.
I really cried during the scene where she was having a hard time letting go of Steve. I could feel her agony.
But when I told a couple of my best friends about it, they asked the same question, “Which scene?” Haha!
I guess I’m the most emotional of them all.
Anyway, I’m quite puzzled why a lot of people find this movie just so-so. I find it beyond good. Or is it because of Gal Gadot?
Well, I guess each of us has different perspective.
Before I end this blog, there’s one thing that this movie depicts. Be always careful what you wish for.