Diana loses some of her power in “Wonder Woman 1984” (2020)…

******SUPER-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!****** Back in 1978, director Richard Donner’s “Superman: The Movie” took a then-silly idea of a comic book hero in tights and made it viable for broad audience appeal. The trick was for the audience to fully invest in the character, with no winks or camp. “You will believe a man can fly”…

“You’re a wonder, Wonder Woman…”

I have to admit; my enthusiasm for the new “Wonder Woman” (2017) movie was somewhat dimmed after Gal Gadot’s decent-if-not-overwhelming debut as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in the lackluster DC Comics’ movie “Batman v Superman” (2016). Before I go any further, I think I have to say that my initial assessment may have had more to do with…