March 21, 2011

So... This Is The New Wonder Woman, Huh?

Oh man. What a disappointment. When I heard veteran TV wunderkind David E. Kelly was tackling the story of Diana Prince on the small screen, I have to admit I was kind of happy. I would have liked to see Joss Whedon get his shot at 'Wonder Woman' (he had been trying for awhile, but now he has God's work to do with 'The Avengers' movie), but surely Kelly would be able to do the greatest woman superhero of all time? Especially after he promised a mature and non-campy version of the goddess. They cast Adrianne Palicki, which was a great start (she is f'n hot, no?). But then we get the first shot of her in the costume... and well to be honest, I HAVE LOST ALL HOPE FOR THIS SHOW.

First of all, this is how 'Wonder Woman' looked in the golden age of comics:



Next, here is Lynda Carter's version of Wonder Woman on the 70's TV show:


Notice how Carter's WW is pretty spot on... despite the fact that show was a shell of the comic book story that it was adapting, at least Carter's WW LOOKED THE PART!!!

Now, we get this version. I'll let the picture speak for me:


Holy shit. C'mon David... you gotta be kidding me, right? First of all, WTF is up with the blue pants and boots? Never have I ever imagined this would happen. You can't even get the colors right? Get the fuck outta here. They are doing this same shit with the new 'Spider-man' costume as well. Just cause there is a bit of blue in the original costume doesn't mean you need to O.D. on it. Next, keep the bracelets smaller. No need for them to go all the way up the arm. But that's just minor compared to the pants and boots. And what the fuck is up with that seam running up the crotch of the horrendous pants? You couldn't get those stretchies in one piece? C'mon man... I can't. How are we supposed to get a good look at Ms. Palicki's camel toe with that distracting line running right up the pipe? That's got to be the most disappointing thing of all.

So in closing, I didn't have high hopes for the show, but honestly I thought it might have a shot. Now... not so much. What do you guys think? Am I going on about nothing or is this costume the abomination I see it as? Let us know in the comment section below.

3 comments:

  1. I have said it before that Cobie in this Wonder Woman outfit is the way they should have went. Old school Greek legend with modern flair. I am pretty diappointed in most of the news about this new production that I have been hearing about.

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  2. It's not even that the concept of the costume is so so bad, but the execution is terrible. It looks totally cheap and the picture looks like garbage. Uninspired and harsh lighting. It looks like one of those circular costume ads round Halloween time.

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  3. I have a feeling that this is a rushed 1st look at the costume to stir up some shit early on, but it backfired bad. Like the bad X Men 1st Class posters... just hold it till its good and ready.

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