Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

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Factual error: The video games Operation Wolf and Rampage were visible in the Family Amusement Center arcade during the opening. However, this would not be possible during the movie's 1984 setting since Rampage wasn't released until 1986 and Operation Wolf wasn't released until 1987. (00:12:48)

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Other mistake: Fireworks use heated metals to produce the various colors seen when they explode - Iron, Nickel, Cryolite, magnesium and copper filings. Flying a jet engine through exploding fireworks would cause serious damage to the engine.

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Suggested correction: Diana had conjured an invisibility shield around the jet that would likely protect it from the fireworks.

raywest Premium member

Agreed, the spell does obviously do more than just make the plane invisible. When looking at the invisibility of Themyscira, the spell obviously filters out the atmosphere and only can't keep out solid objects like planes and ships.

lionhead

Character mistake: Barbara is in her office looking for the one item they need help to identify when Diana walks in. She says "OK, item number 23." She suddenly finds it saying "here it is" and reaches in the box to grab the Dreamstone. The ticket says item #24. (00:22:18 - 00:22:50)

Factual error: When Diana first brings Steve into the DC Metro, the modern-day signage visible inside L'Enfant Plaza Station is not era-appropriate to 1984. It includes markers for the Green Line (opened in 1991) and Silver Line (opened in 2014), and all markers are shown with printed abbreviations, which were not added until the Silver Line opened. (00:57:49)

DavidK93

Factual error: While people around the world are renouncing their wishes, it appears to be daytime everywhere.

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Suggested correction: That could very easily be the result of someone's wish.

Factual error: As his secretary Raquel tried to tell him, Max has his kid with him because he gets to see him on weekends, and that's 'his weekend'. Good but...it is not the weekend. This is Wonder Woman 1984, and the robbery happened on July 1st, Sunday, and this scene happens two days after that. Maxwell's "weekend" is happening on a Tuesday. (00:36:25)

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Other mistake: In the end credits, two actors are credited as "Camaro driver" and "Camaro passenger." The sports car that appeared in the movie (without a mandatory front license plate) was however a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. (00:11:35 - 02:26:00)

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Other mistake: Barbara in her rage against the dangerous drunk throws him against a parked truck. The impact is so strong it deforms the truck bed. By a LOT, and yet the guy is able to get up (on his knees at least). That impact should have pulverized his ribs, he's not a superhero. (01:15:25)

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Factual error: As Barbara Minerva is introduced together with her comical inability to walk properly on heels, she passes by "Henry" the elephant at the Smithsonian. But the elephant is on the newly designed infographic podium of our present day, inaugurated in 2015. In 1984 he'd have been on a simpler, differently designed stand. (00:20:10)

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Continuity mistake: In the gym sequence, the weight lifters in the left background are doing different things from one cut to the next. (00:53:30)

Continuity mistake: When Barbara and Diana first meet, the papers Barbara is holding change positions. When the co-worker comes looking for Barbara, papers are sticking out of the briefcase and then gone in other shots.

Bishop73

Plot hole: Diana never formally expresses her wish to the stone (as opposed to the coffee guy), but for the rest of the movie it is stated that wishes have to be spelled out explicitly, even if just in agreement with a very leading question. (00:24:00)

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Other mistake: Steve Trevor is amazed at the existence of escalators and the DC Metro, despite subways and escalators being commonplace by 1917 (the time he's originally from).

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Suggested correction: Hardly commonplace - a couple of cities had small subways in the USA in the very early 20th century, and some early escalators, but neither would have resembled what Steve was seeing in 1984. Not to mention that given their limited use there's no guarantee he would have even had the chance to see or use any in his own time.

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He also spent time in London during the First World War, where escalators were in common use for both Underground stations and department stores like Selfridges, which he visited.

Other mistake: Steve Trevor can't figure out an exercise bike or an escalator but has no trouble jumping in a modern jet and knowing how to start and fly it?

Factual error: In the brief showing of the arcade at the mall, not featured as prominently as other anachronistic arcades is the recognizable (it allowed 4 players at the same time) coin-op cabinet of Gauntlet, a game a released only in 1985. (00:12:45)

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Other mistake: The irritable Irish guy wishes the diner's owner to drop dead as Max commences his speech. A long battle after, paramedics are hilariously still there trying to revive her. Moreover, she wished for the Irish like him to be deported, but he's still there. (02:03:30 - 02:19:30)

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Plot hole: The established rule of the wishing stone says that you get one wish, to the point that Max couldn't grant a second wish to the guy who wished a Porsche even if Max was really eager to get his help, and warned his son against wasting his, screaming disappointed when he did waste it. But all of a sudden, he can grant Cheetah a second wish because he's "feeling generous". Without rules, he'd be some omnipotent being who can do anything. The fun part is that there was no need at all for this mess, since Barbara's second wish by its nature (and even the way she formulates it) supersedes the first...but Max couldn't know that. (02:01:10)

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Suggested correction: Max is taking from whoever wishes, he choses what. What he takes, he gives to Barbara and himself. He takes the health, she gets the fury. That way he grants her wish without her actually wishing. Same with himself, taking what he wants. And yes, what she wishes does supersede her first wish, but e still holds those powers as well.

lionhead

That's just changing the established rule out of the blue and just for one person. Why would she get more than one wish when everyone else can't and earlier he was shown to have that limit and be frustrated by it?

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It can also be pointed out that the original stone gave Barbara her wish. When Max Lord became the Dreamstone, he became something else. She never got a wish from him. When he says he was feeling generous, he wasn't saying he'll grant her a 2nd wish, he's saying he won't take anything from her.

Bishop73

Then he did not get what he wished for, since his wish was literally "I wish to be you, the Dreamstone itself." And him not taking anything from her is again a change of the rule.

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And since he didn't turn into a crystal, he became something else. He had the power. And there was no "rule" something had to be taken, Max was taking something out of greed. The stone did have a natural consequence, which Barbara experienced by losing her humanity in order to become Cheetah. But that's noting to do with Max taking anything or the rules changing.

Bishop73

The conversation is shifting away from the original point; she gets 2 wishes and nobody else does, not even people he wants them to. It cannot be because they are considered separate entities, because then the previous stone is not considered in existence anymore and then Barbara and Diana's desires should have been nullified.

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It's all the same thing. The problem with a lot of these mistake entries is making false assumptions about what should or shouldn't happen and not understanding who the characters are and what's going on. Yes, the film has flaws, but this isn't a forum to express your personal thoughts about what you think is wrong with the film (some don't even sound like original ideas since they're word exactly like what you can find online everywhere).

Bishop73

Since it's not a forum, I shouldn't reply to something not pertaining to the entry itself, but thanks for saying that you can read this 'everywhere', means I am not the only one thinking this way and perhaps you should wonder why? But that aside he can't grant wishes to someone who already expressed them not take nothing away, until he just does. My original entry says who when why based on the movie itself. The movie being flawed or not is not really my point, I hope it's clear that whenever something about a movie is posted, it does not mean to just 'riff' on the movie or 'bash' it or anything per se. Enjoying a movie and its plot with its simplifications and sometimes metaphorical licenses has nothing to do with examining a plot point and read through the fine print.

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Maybe instead of endless comments one should just wait with commenting until the suggested entry is actually liked enough and corrects your mistake. If people don't agree with the suggested correction, no need to discuss it.

lionhead

Factual error: When Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor are walking out at night near the Washington monument, a plane passes overhead. A TWA Airlines A320 or A319, which Steve looks at and says "amazing." Moments before that, Wonder Woman has confirmed that the year is 1984. The only problem is, a TWA never operated that kind of airplane and the A320/A319 didn't even exist in 1984. (00:47:43)

Factual error: The F111 that they pilfer from the Smithsonian doesn't carry enough fuel to make it from DC to Cairo without refuelling; also the aircraft on display at the Smithsonian are not fuelled or flight ready.

Factual error: When Diana is about to land on the remote base, a CRAM fires at her and attempts to take her down. The CRAM was not developed until 2006.

Diana Prince: Nothing good is born from lies. And greatness is not what you think.

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Trivia: Panning around Diana's apartment, the camera briefly lingers on a photo of her with an elderly lady, with no elaboration of its significance. But look closely and you'll realise the woman in the photo is Etta from the first movie, again played by Lucy Davis, just made up to look 67 years older.

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Question: Why is Asteria living among regular people? She couldn't return home?

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Answer: This was not explained in WW84, so any answer would be speculation. It is rumored that Lynda Carter, who played Asteria, may appear in Wonder Woman 3, which will hopefully explain her backstory. She is probably similar to Diana, who also chose to live among regular humans, secretly using her powers for good.

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