As Wonder Woman 1984 opened on Themyscira, I was delighted. The synchronized athleticism and surely intentional Olympic feats displayed against a lush, cerulean landscape harkened to scenes filmed over twenty years ago in New Zealand of a different group of Amazons in Xena: Warrior Princess.
However, the rich mythos that rules the Xena-verse was, simply put, lacking in Patty Jenkins’ latest installation of the Wonder Woman film series. The initial 2017 Wonder Woman film relied heavily on Greek mythology as Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) explored the world ruled by Ares amidst World War I. It received critical acclaim with a 93-percent Rotten Tomatoes score.
Viewers expected much the same from their Amazonian hero this Christmas.
This piece was initially published on Medium on December 26, 2020. For the complete article, please visit: https://vlsrvn.medium.com/ww84-where-are-all-the-women-7675ff6bd26