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After plenty of pandemic related delays, Wonder Woman 1984 finally attained it’s release, but unfortunately, it wasn’t really worth the wait as it just slides in to the DCEU as yet another missed opportunity.
Diana Prince lives quietly among mortals in the vibrant, sleek 1980s, an era of excess driven by the pursuit of having it all. Though she's come into her full powers, she maintains a low profile by curating ancient artefacts, and only performing heroic acts incognito. But…
The first half certainly feels like an episode of BBC spy drama Spooks and the second half ratchets up to a Few Good Men style court room battle. However thats not how it plays out for anyone familiari with this true story.
Superbly acted and directed, Offical Secrets is a superb portayl of events. Matt Smith gets to shed the Doctor Who shadow (And the awful Terminator Genysis nonsense) and everyones favourite Dark Lord Ralph Fiennes is equally no nonsense as the human rights lawyer. But it's Kiera Knightley who quite simply puts in a career performance here thats believable and stirring.
A decent british thriller.