It was fantastic to actually go to a cinema, sit-down and watch a movie that I have been eagerly waiting for again. However, there was one aspect of that movie that I just couldn’t simply look past, as it was too prominent to ignore. Now, before I begin, don’t mistake this as a rant about the entire Wonder Woman 1984 film. In fact, I enjoyed the movie overall, even though I found the Gal Gadot’s 2017 Wonder Woman much better than Wonder Woman 1984.
There is really only one thing that really annoyed me and it has annoyed me in serval TV series, as well as movies in the past that have a similar story. I’ve seen it in Vampire Diaries, The Original’s and now Wonder Woman. What I’m talking about is the resurrection of a character that has died in the past and somehow, they have zero difficulties adjusting to their abrupt appearance in the future.
Steve Trevor played by Chris Pine, is Wonder Woman’s love interest from the 2017 film, who tragically passes away at the end of the movie. Steve, at the end of the war, sacrificed himself for his friends, lover and the world. Then through the magical events of Wonder Woman 1984, he is wished back to life. Now, Steve’s return is fine but it’s the way it happened that frustrates me.
Remember, these films are set 66 years apart and there have been a lot and I mean A LOT of technological advancements since his death at the end of The Great War in 1918, fueled by the still raging Cold War in 1984. Yet, somehow, this man that couldn’t even figure out that an exercise bike isn’t an actual form of transport, can not only find his lover in a futuristic city, at a party that he should have absolutely no knowledge of, but is also capable of flying a brand-new Top Gun-like Fighter Jet in the 1980’s, with 1918 plane experience.
The technological advancements in aviation from 1918 to 1984 is insane! It’s like sending a toddler, who has just taken off his training wheels from his bike for the first time, and put them onto a Yamaha’s latest Racing bike and told the kid to compete in the Grand Prix. Yep, that’s ending well. According to DC logic though, the kid is about to be world champion.
Furthermore, how is someone like him not having a complete mental breakdown? I see on a daily basis, people my parents age ( in their 50’s) unable to use the basic features on their iPhone’s or be too afraid to use the internet and remember, they lived through both of those things being invented. Yet, this guy, who has been dead for an entire life-time, wakes up and can literally figure out how to fly a Fighter Jet quicker than what my parents can open the camera on their smartphone, after 6 years of practice.
Honestly, I’d rather see Steve literally have a mental break sending him to the loony house. Seriously, people who are currently alive struggle to keep up with technology yet, a dead guy finds it easy? It’s the only thing that I can’t stand about every resurrection story with a prolonged death. They all have a simple 5 minute adjustment period and suddenly, they now know more about a Tesla than Elon Musk.
Anyway, overall, I loved the Wonder Woman 1984 movie. It was fun, had interesting villains that you as a watcher can relate to and a main character that you played her role fantastically. Steve played his part and it made the story better with him being resurrected but I wish DC handled that resurrection just a little better.