Wonder Woman 1984 is officially out in the world after delays lasting over a full year, and the reviews are coming in quick, fast, and in a hurry. As fans and critics worldwide take in Patty Jenkins' second solo story in the DCEU, discussions are ensuing all over the internet and social media debating both how the movie adds to the overarching franchise and how it stands on its own.
Even taking into account the uncertainty of the Wonder Woman franchise after this sequel, the world already has plenty to say regarding how Wonder Woman 1984 got it right and where the movie faltered compared to its predecessor. This is put into some perspective by the latest release from Rotten Tomatoes, who have just revealed new information after a wave of new reviews.
Rotten Tomatoes has updated their critics consensus and scores for Wonder Woman 1984 to reflect the new wave of reviews that have come in after its release on HBO Max. The movie originally earned a 69% Tomatometer score and a 79% Audience Score with the following consensus:
Great Hera! Wonder Woman 1984 is an epic dose of heart and vibrant escapism that proves there are still unexpected thrills to be found in superhero cinema.
These scores have now been updated to a 67% Tomatometer score and a 76% Audience score, and the consensus has been updated as follows:
Wonder Woman 1984 struggles with sequel overload, but still offers enough vibrant escapism to satisfy fans of the franchise and its classic central character.
WHAT THIS MEANS
Wonder Woman 1984 is bringing some of the most mixed reactions of any DCEU film in some time, especially considering how the original Wonder Woman from 2017 is seen as a near-universal hit. The way the Rotten Tomatoes consensus changes in just over 24 hours since the movie's release is indicative of that same trend, continuing a roller-coaster of a ride in terms of the film's reception worldwide.
All things considered, it's quite rare for Rotten Tomatoes to change its consensus sentence for a movie after its release, even when a movie has reviews with such vastly different opinions the way Wonder Woman 1984 has. There is no indication as to what led to the website making this change, but it will be something to keep an eye on as more testimonials continue to find their way online.
While this sequel isn't coming in with the same level of love and fanfare as the original, fans are still enjoying the aspects in which it is succeeding as Diana Prince and Steve Trevor experience this previously unexplored era of the DCEU timeline. Wonder Woman 1984 is now available to stream on HBO Max.