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XENA! I mean Wonder Woman

26 Jul 2014 19:31 - 26 Jul 2014 19:42 #37491 by Markiehoe
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They didn't even try:

I like how they took away all the American symbolism and added the Nazi eagle on her chest.

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26 Jul 2014 19:42 #37492 by fats
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what a total disaster.

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26 Jul 2014 19:47 #37493 by steelknight3000
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Looks Wonder Woman-y enough I suppose.

All I care about is her using her powers on screen, though I'm sure it won't be much better than Faora's scenes in Man of Steel. At least she's not covered head-to-toe in armor.

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26 Jul 2014 20:45 #37495 by Dr. Muttonchops
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That's honestly how I thought it would look.

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26 Jul 2014 20:51 #37496 by Scwank
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Hard to tell if it will have some color to it (i.e., whether the muted look is as a result of the scene). With color, I like it. Without color, too much on the warrior side of the scale, not enough on the superheroine. But she looks great (I've never been a fan of the bodybuilder-type look). All in all, I give it a thumbs up. Could have been way worse. I did like the fan manip better that was circulating a while back.

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26 Jul 2014 21:36 - 26 Jul 2014 21:39 #37497 by shadar
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I guess we can say with confidence now that they are maxing out the warrior princess thing. Xena with super-powers (presumably). But if so, that could still be fun. She looks the part.

I suppose she'll start off as a hardened, man-hating bad-ass warrior who will eventually prove to have a heart of gold. Pretty lazy characterization considering the options they had available, but I had feared worse.
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26 Jul 2014 22:05 #37498 by castor
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Dr. Muttonchops wrote: That's honestly how I thought it would look.


I'll agree with that.

To me it looks like the guy who designed the superman costume from Man of Steel was asked to design a Wonder Woman costume- which isn't the worst thing in the world. Man of Steel- not a great movie, but the costume isn't the problem with it, despite not Quite being the iconic superman suit.

Actually after watching Superman Return a couple of months ago, i realized how kind of silly that costume looked moving around- which didn't hurt the movie all that much, but the one thing that Man of Steel refused to do was be silly.

Which maybe one of its problem. Becuse if your not a little bit smiling with Wonder Woman your kind of doing it wrong. in the comics when its a completly serious book its not very fun.
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26 Jul 2014 23:29 #37501 by Sarge395
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I am just trying to soak in the pains of knowing Lucy could have been on my Blu-Ray shelf but sadly will not be. Had so much potential. Of course the whole 'we only use 10% of our brain' crap that Joe and Joan Sixpack still believe is utter crap.

But I digress.

Here is a better higher res photo of the new WW costume. I don't dislike it.

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27 Jul 2014 02:33 #37502 by lfan
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Wish it would have some more color to,it, but I can roll with this. Overall, not too bad IMO

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27 Jul 2014 03:28 #37503 by Markiehoe
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What about the Nazi Eagle on her chest?

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27 Jul 2014 03:38 #37504 by inactive
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I'm sorry, but was there ever even the slightest doubt that Superman V Batman would be shit? That everything even remotely related to it would be shit?

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27 Jul 2014 04:13 #37505 by Jabbrwock
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Markiehoe wrote: What about the Nazi Eagle on her chest?


In the absence of a swastika on the uniform, it's not a Nazi eagle, just an eagle. Eagles have been symbols of many things, including the United States of America. Equating the head of a bird of prey on a superheroine's uniform as Nazi symbolism seems to be stretching things a bit.

Don't get me wrong, I hate the uniform, but not because of the eagle. I hate it because it lacks color. Wonder Woman, like Superman, is a colorful hero, and while you can get away with muting the colors a bit, you kind of need to preserve them just to keep her identity intact. As the thread title says, that looks more like Xena than Wonder Woman.

There are heroes who can pull off muted colors and still be recognizably themselves. Wolverine, for example, and Batman. Wonder Woman is not one of them.
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27 Jul 2014 04:22 #37506 by Dru1076
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Given that Wonder Woman cut her teeth in comcis kicking Nazi ass, I have VERY serious doubts that this is a Nazi eagle. I reckon you've drawn a long bow there...

I think it looks okay. Not great. Maybe not even particularly good...but it's okay.

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27 Jul 2014 10:30 #37508 by Woodclaw
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Personally this is more or less what I expected out of it. It's a dark a very desaturated version of WW, but that was kind of expected, given the storyline they're working with. I'm not a fan of many details so far (the boots in particular looks kind of off to me), but they could have done much worst.
As for the lack of stars and garthers ... well I think that those were integral to some version of the character not all. Depending on how they handle the origin and background of this version this can be either a forgivable oversight, a coherent choice or a complete screw up.

As I said above, considering the overall tone of the MoS storyline that this is going to fit into, I think it's a decent work, but that's the extent of it.

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27 Jul 2014 13:24 #37509 by Markiehoe
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Check out how GREAT she looks with a little PATRIOTIC color!

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27 Jul 2014 13:28 #37510 by dave147
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to be honest looking forward to see esp if we see wonder woman use super-powers for me storyline and special effects using her super-powers etc will be the key for me

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27 Jul 2014 13:45 #37511 by lfan
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Markiehoe wrote: Check out how GREAT she looks with a little PATRIOTIC color!


Agree, very nice.

I'm optimistic that they will either add a little color to it like that. Also, a strong possibility is that the tone (costume, not the movie) wil be a little brighter when seen on film rather than a promotional poster still

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27 Jul 2014 15:11 - 27 Jul 2014 19:18 #37513 by brantley
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But what's with the sword? I don't think WW, as opposed to Xena, has ever been a swordswoman. And it certainly seems anachronistic for a movie presumably set in the present as opposed to ancient times or the Middle Ages -- neither of which would have had a woman wearing a uniform like that.

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27 Jul 2014 15:18 #37514 by fats
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xena with sword







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27 Jul 2014 19:19 #37516 by brantley
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fats wrote: xena with sword







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RIPOFF!!!!
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27 Jul 2014 20:13 #37517 by j2001
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:lol:

To me, the biggest problem is Gadot's face. She looks NOTHING like Wonder Woman. I can get over outfits and skinny bodies... but she really looks nothing like WW.
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28 Jul 2014 13:02 #37526 by mikeyfreedom
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Wow, that's a lot of negativity towards something that could be horrendously worse (hands up who would prefer jeans and a leather jacket.... What, no one?). Someone's already nailed it. It looks like the guy who designed the MOS costume got told to design battle armour for a woman. it fits with the tone of the universe. Any patriotic colour scheme would come off cheesy.
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28 Jul 2014 13:19 #37527 by Markiehoe
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The RUMOR I just heard was that this is her Island costume and the "Real World" costume will be different.

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28 Jul 2014 15:45 #37529 by shadar
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Agreed...way too much hating going on. Let's embrace what she is: a warrior from an ancient tribe (that is essentially from another timeline). The MOS world is very different than the comic book universe. What is important is that the characters are internally consistent with the world we saw in MOS. I think this costume works for that.

Bottom line, nobody but the production team knows what WW should look like in SvB, given the movie is a re-imagining of the characters. But if there is one thing that WW has exemplified in every one of her many, diverse incarnations, is that she's the been the consummate female warrior. She uses a sword as her weapon and bracelets as part of her armor. I have complete confidence that we are going to see her famously deflect bullets with those bracelets.

There is a hint of her lasso at her side in that pict, or so it appears, but I'm hoping we won't see that ridiculous device used. Lasso of Truth or whatever its magic power is. A goofy concept, and too dated for prime time. Instead, if they do anything with it, show that its made of some amazing material that even Superman can't break and can't be cut.

Lastly, on a philosophical note, I wonder if there is a connection between American political conservatism and comic book conservatism? Both schools of thought believe that all good things happened in the past, are resistant to change and pessimistic about the future, and they are very judgemental. In the case of WW, they both wrap themselves in star-spangled displays of American patriotism. If we can say anything about MOS and its spin-offs, it's that they look forward and not back. So is there a lot of overlap between those two groups? Or is comic book conservatism its own phenomena?

mikeyfreedom wrote: Wow, that's a lot of negativity towards something that could be horrendously worse (hands up who would prefer jeans and a leather jacket.... What, no one?). Someone's already nailed it. It looks like the guy who designed the MOS costume got told to design battle armour for a woman. it fits with the tone of the universe. Any patriotic colour scheme would come off cheesy.

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28 Jul 2014 16:26 #37530 by AJF
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Didn't people back in 1989 make a big fuss about Michael Keaton's all-black batsuit as well?

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