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We do things a little differently here than you may be used to, so here is a quick tutorial of how our Blu-ray scorecards work.

Most review sites use a 1-5 star scoring system when reviewing Blu-ray releases. Due to the amount of detail contained in a review scorecard, we had to re-think the way to display our review ratings. Gone is the standardized “star” rating structure, replaced with a simple + or -.

So how do these + and - relate to the old-school star ratings? In our world, a + would be the equivalent to a 4 or 5 rating while a - would equate to a 1, 2 or 3 rating. So if a disc gets a + rating in one of the categories, you know it is top quality.

These +’s and -’s are then weighted (35% film, 25% audio, 25% video, 15% extras) to create an overall verdict of the disc, back in the common five-star rating system... it is quite a science.

Here are the terms used in our Blu-ray scorecard so you can get a better understanding of what each of our ratings mean...

Film

  • plot (story, flow)
  • acting (dialogue/believability)
  • sound (score/soundtrack/sound mixing)
  • visuals (special effects/costumes/set design/vibrancy/cinematography)
  • entertainment value (replay value, watchability)

Audio

  • fidelity (degree of accuracy with which sound is recorded or reproduced)
  • dynamic range (difference between the max level of distortion-free signal and the minimum limit)
  • dialogue (clarity and placement of voice activity)
  • bass (LFE) (low in pitch; of the lowest pitch or range)
  • soundstage (surround activity, sound movement through the different channels)

Video

  • transfer (lack of digital artifacts/noise/edge enhancements/compression artifacts)
  • image depth (dimension, 3D feel)
  • sharpness (lack of film grain, clarity of image, image detail)
  • color levels (color accuracy, vibrancy)
  • contrast (accurate deep black levels, range of brightness between the darkest/lightest elements)

Extras

We have taken a very simplified approach to the this section by informing which extras add value to a release and which are not worth your time. We have listed the most commonly valuable extras found on Blu-ray releases - featurettes, commentaries, deleted scenes (including outtakes and alternate endings), documentaries & digital extras (digital copy, bonus view, bd-live) - and if the extra is worth watching you will see a +, if the disc does not contain the extra or it is not worth watching you will see a -.

We are really changing the game here, so this new review format may take some getting used to... but I am sure you will come to realize that this new game is the way it should be played.

Wonder Woman 1984 | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | April 2, 2021
  plot acting sound visuals entertainment value
film
  fidelity dynamic range dialogue bass soundstage
audio
  transfer image depth sharpness color levels contrast
video
  featurettes commentaries deleted scenes documentaries digital extras
extras
verdict
Very well presented. Bright when it wants to be. Seems to get murky as it progresses, for some reason.
genre Action | Fantasy
synopsis A botched store robbery places Wonder Woman in a global battle against a powerful and mysterious ancient force that puts her powers in jeopardy.
lead actors Gal Gadot | Chris Pine | Kristen Wiig | Pedro Pascal | Robin Wright | Connie Nielsen | Lilly Aspell | Amr Waked | Kristoffer Polaha | Natasha Rothwell | Ravi Patel | Oliver Cotton | Lucian Perez | Gabriella Wilde | Kelvin Yu | Stuart Milligan | Shane Attwooll | David Al-Fahmi | Kevin Wallace | Wai Wong | Doutzen Kroes | Hari James | Betty Adewole | Camilla Roholm | Jessie Graff | Bronte Lavine | Briony Scarlett | Jade Johnson | Miranda Chambers | Moe Sasegbon | Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith | Hayley Warnes | Saïd Taghmaoui | Ewen Bremner | Eugene Brave Rock | Lucy Davis | Lyon Beckwith | Ryan Watson | Jimmy Burke | Brandon Thane Wilson | Oakley Bull | Andy Riddle | Rey Rey Terry | Tina Edwards | Bill Debrason | Rick Kain | Vickie Warehime | Mike D. Anderson | Christopher Crutchfield Walker | Gina Grinkemeyer | Cassandra Newman | Valerie Leonard | Susan Smythe | Bob Cusack | John Bucy | Patrick Gover | Tracy Tobin | Mitch Holson | Ashley Gladden | Spencer Trinwith | Parker Damm | Caroline Coleman | Summer Snead | Tori Beverly | Raquel Merediz | Vince Eisenson | Asim Chaudhry | Danny Morgan | Tessa Bonham Jones | Philip Philmar | Mensah Bediako | Russell Barnett | Peter Brooke | Jarren Dalmeda | Jasmine Clark | Jonathan Ajayi | Tomos Vaughan-Williams | Avi Rothman | Belinda Mayne | Orlando James | Bruce McKinnon | Ed Birch | Aykut Hilmi | Zaydun Khalaf | Nerea Palacios | Altahay Ramos Martín | Joanne Henry | Patrick Lyster | Sam Sheridan | Paul Boyd | Vincent Jerome | Akie Kotabe | Kenneth Jay | Jasmine Hyde | Paul McQuaid | Gabriel Constantin | Alex Delescu | Mish Boyko | Constantine Gregory | Michael Poole | Joe Palka | Jean H. Miller | Mike Sengelow | Paul Connaughton | Wendy Albiston | Rhonda Overby | Lambro Demetriou | Jonny Barry | Luis Torrecilla | Sarah Barlondo | Matt Costello | Evan Bittner | Archie L. Harris Jr. | Stephanie Waters | Thomas Clay Strickland | Chi-Lin Nim | Michael Kaurene | Michael Gabel | Orlando Gonzalez | Dan De Luca | Ahmed Hussien | Tony Zarouel | Naithan Ariane | Joel Morris | Michael Salami | Kosha Engler | Asa Sheridan | Alma Varsano | Maya Varsano | Jaron Varsano | Tilly Winford | Victoria Broom | Hamza Siddique | Colin Stinton | Andy Cheung | Katharine Pickering | Karis McCabe | Saskia Neville | Jenny Pacey | Mikayla-Jade Barber | Candice Carbine | Donna Forbes | Chantal Nell | Lynda Carter | Al Clark | Bern Collaço | Chuck Taber
director Patty Jenkins