Optimism

The worldwide release dates for Wonder Woman 1984 are out, according to which the film will open in Belgium on 16th December. Which came as something of a surprise to me as Belgium is currently in lockdown until 13th, at least.

I know this is being reviewed tomorrow, and that cinema chains are pushing to be allowed to open again, but I don’t seriously think that this is going to happen.

Cinenews has a more realistic date of 23rd December but even this assumes that the lockdown will end this year. I’m far from convinced that this will happen, but if it does we will at least have a Christmas film to look forward to.

And there’s a trailer, which does look good.

One way or another, I’m sure we will be seeing this.

Blue Monday

Like probably everyone else with an internet connection, we have seen the trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 and one thing that really leapt out at me was the sound track.

If you are going to set a film in 1984, you can’t go wrong with a bit of New Order.

I thought I had a version of this song somewhere, but it turns out that I don’t and this discovery led to my wandering the dusty highways of Last.fm and YouTube and the discovery that there is a cover of Blue Monday recorded by Health for Atomic Blonde. This is one of the many films on my “must get around to watching” list.

But that’s not the point of this post. The point of this post is to mention Orkestra Obsolete, a group of masked musicians who have rather stunningly managed to perform the song using only instruments available in the 1930s. It really is incredible.