Wonder Woman 1984 - 2020

Wonder Woman 1984 - 2020
Movie Info

Rating: PG-13


Age-appropriateness: moderate violence, scenes with harassment


Overview: Rewind to the 1980s as Wonder Woman's next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah. Wonder Woman, along with the rest of the world, weighs the cost of getting everything they ever wanted. This story explores the downside of pursuing our worldly ambitions, especially when we don't consider the cost.


Themes: superhero, greatness, honesty, patience, diligence, courage, ambition, friendship, selfishness, truth, father/son, quality time, sacrifice, selfishness

The Quick 3

Ask these quick questions to hit the major themes of the film.

1. Ambition. What is your greatest wish, and what is your most valued possession? Would you sacrifice your most valued possession to make your dream come true?

  • Diana realizes that the "God of Lies" is the one who made the Dreamstone. Steve explains that the Dreamstone grants a wish, with a trick. It grants your wish, but takes your most valued possession. Barbara refuses to give up her powers. Diana points out that she gained strength, but it has cost her warmth, joy, and kindness. Mark 8:36 points out that you can accomplish a lot, but it's not always worth the cost: "And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?"


2. Greatness. How does Jesus define greatness? Is this surprising?

  • As Diana grew up, Antiope advised her that "greatness is not what you think." Jesus defines greatness is a different way than the rest of the world thinks about it. Mark 10:43-45 says, "And Jesus called them to him and said to them, 'You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.'"


3. Sacrifice. Why do you think Jesus was willing to sacrifice Himself in order to save you?

  • Diana tells the story of the legendary Amazon warrior, Asteria. Asteria wore powerful gold armor so that she could take on an entire army by herself. She sacrificed herself in order the save everyone else. Jesus did something very similar, in real life. In Matthew 20:28, Jesus said, "For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

After The Movie Discussion Guide

Follow this 5-10 minute discussion guide to drive an in-depth conversation.

1. Here's a Biblical breakdown of the main characters of the DC Extended Universe.


2. The Dreamstone is a magical rock that makes people's wishes come true. It allows for Barbara to become The Cheetah. Max Lord wishes to become the Dreamstone itself. If you could hold the Dreamstone and ask for anything, what would you wish for?


3. As Diana grew up, Antiope advised her that "greatness is not what you think." Jesus defines greatness is a different way than the rest of the world thinks about it. Mark 10:43-45 says, "And Jesus called them to him and said to them, 'You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.'" How does Jesus define greatness? Is this surprising?


4. Max Lord and Barbara weren't satisfied with just one wish. They always wanted "more". The problem with always wanting "more" is that you're never satisfied and you're always disappointed. Our true hopes and deepest desires are only fulfilled in Jesus. Have you ever felt unhappy with what you have? Have you ever been disappointed because you wanted more of something?


5. Diana realized that, in order to defeat Max Lord, she had to let go of the thing she wanted most. She would have to let go of her relationship with Steve and wouldn't be able to be with him. In order to defeat evil, would you be willing to sacrifice the thing you value most in the world? What is the thing you value most?


6. Max's son, Alistair, said his greatest wish was to have quality time with his father. Max insisted that he, instead, would wish for greatness. Do you consider spending time with people you love to be better than achieving great things?


7. Diana's mother explains that true legends come from "true acts of bravery: like patience, diligence, and the courage to face the truth." She spoke life into her daughter, giving lots of encouragement and reminders about her potential. Which one of Diana's attributes do you admire the most (bravery, patience, diligence, courage)?


8. Multiple times in the movie, Barbara was mistreated by men. These bad men looked at Barbara and thought they could take advantage of her. Ephesians 4:32 explains how God desires for us to treat one another: "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you." When you see someone mistreating another person, how do you respond?

Minute By Minute Guide

Use this break down of the entire movie in addition to the “After the Movie” discussion guide. Great for repeat viewings.

:01 Wonder Woman talks about her childhood and how she learned so many valuable lessons as she grew up. She added that you often don't appreciate those lessons until you grow up. What are the most valuable lessons that you've learned as you've grown up?


:09 Diana cheated during the competition, and Antiope holds her accountable. Antiope says, "No true hero is born from lies." Have you ever cheated? Why is it hard to be honest in certain situations?


:26 Diana and Barbara compliment one another at dinner. After dinner, Diana protects Barbara from someone who wasn't safe. Do you have a friendship like this, where you can mutually encourage one another?


:39 Maxwell explains to his son that he aspires to be great. He wants to make his son proud. It's great to have ambition, as long as it's not self-centered. Colossians 3:23 says, "Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." Do you hope to be great at something? What do you think it means to "work for the Lord rather than for people"?


:55 When Max Lord acquires the abilities from the Dreamstone, he immediately begin using them for selfish purposes. Selfishness is caring more about yourself than you care about others. God commands for us to fight against selfishness. Philippians 2:4 says, "Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others." How often do you act selfishly? What makes people selfish?


1:04 Diana picks up an artifact that has "the language of the gods" written on it. Diana goes on to explain that "there were many gods and they did different things for different reasons". While Greek mythology believed in many gods, the Bible clearly states that there is only one God. 1 Timothy 2:5 says, "For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus". Why do you think some worldviews create different gods to explain the way the world works?


1:30 Diana realizes that the "God of Lies" is the one who made the Dreamstone. Steve explains that the Dreamstone grants a wish, with a trick. It grants your wish, but takes your most valued possession. What is your greatest wish, and what is your most valued possession? Would you sacrifice your most valued possession to make your dream come true?


1:41 Diana tells the story of the legendary Amazon warrior, Asteria. Asteria wore powerful gold armor so that she could take on an entire army by herself. She sacrificed herself in order the save everyone else. Jesus did something very similar, in real life. In Matthew 20:28, Jesus said, "For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Why do you think Jesus was willing to sacrifice Himself in order to save you?


1:53 Barbara refuses to give up her powers. Diana points out that she gained strength, but it has cost her warmth, joy, and kindness. Mark 8:36 points out that you can accomplish a lot, but it's not always worth the cost: "And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?" What do you think Barbara should do here? Should she give up her new powers?


2:13  When Max tempted Diana, telling her she could have everything she ever wanted, she resisted the temptation. She did the right thing, even when it was really difficult. One time, Jesus resisted temptation from the devil himself. Jesus responded to temptation by speaking the truth of God's Word. He reminded Himself of what's true so that He wouldn't buy into the schemes of the devil. How can you prepare to know God's Word in a way that allows you to defeat temptation?


2:22 Alistair tells his father that there isn't anything his father needs to do in order for him to be loved. Alistair loves his father unconditionally. God loves you in a similar way. God loves you more than you know, no matter how many mistakes you make. Romans 5:8 says, "But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." Do you believe that God loves you more than anything, no matter how much you do good things or bad things?