If you're like me (or one of the other thousands of people out there with an HBO Max subscription), you spent two and a half hours over the long Christmas weekend watching "Wonder Woman 1984." While I wasn't blown away by the film -- especially after we waited so very long for it -- it's an OK watch.
You never expect superhero flicks to be realistic, but the Patty Jenkins-led sequel just seemed to evoke a little more eye-rolling than I was ready for.
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Nevertheless, it was an entertaining couple of hours, especially during that time of year where no one knows what day it is and leftover Christmas cookies count for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
One delightfully unexpected part of "Wonder Woman 1984," though, came in the form of more Themyscira content! The island nation, hidden from the rest of the world by Zeus' magic, is the home of the Amazon warriors by which Diana was raised. 13-year-old Lilly Aspell makes another appearance as young Diana, this time competing in a strength contest that requires running around the length of the island. The scenes both set up the ~moral~ of the film and provide some top-notch scenery shots that would make anyone want to visit -- and that's before you find out there are no men allowed.
While most of the filming for Themyscira in 2017's "Wonder Woman" was done in southern Italy, the sequel moved to the Canary Islands, and the islands of Fuerteventura and Tenerife, specifically, to create its Amazonian magic. The Spanish archipelago simply demands an exploration -- even if only via Instagram.