I despise living in a world where the plot to Twilight is taken seriously by millions, but no one wants to make a serious movie about Wonder Woman. Which ever side of the Wonder Woman fence you find yourself, perhaps you think WW often severely lacks character and depth, has a bizarre and fundamentally flawed origin (she was made from clay or something), works with a silly selection of weaponry (bullet-stopping bracers and a lasso that makes men tell the truth), or think that her costume choice borders on the inappropriate, and is only that way to appeal to hormone engorged young boys, or men that haven’t grown out of that phase. To many others she is a pop culture icon worth celebrating.
At her core, Wonder Woman is a symbol of female strength, independence, and heroism. She is the original bad-ass super heroine. She was Xena, before Xena was cool! She’s tough, honorable, and has a rich mythology that remains unexplored for most television and movie viewers. Oh yeah, and she’s incredibly graceful and wonderful to watch. Throw in that she’s associated with some of DC’s heaviest hitters, Batman, Superman, and The Green Lantern and you’ve got the core group that makes up the original Justice League.
Is it really that hard to give this Woman (With a Capital W) a decent movie or television show? I mean, come on! There’s no such thing as bad characters (that is not a challenge), just bad writers and bad filmmakers. Wonder Woman CAN work – you just need talented people at the helm. Frak it! It is a challenge, get some shit done! Clearly, no one at Warner Bros. has rubbed two sticks together to make any fire under this project.
How many more awesome fan-made shorts like this 3o0 style Wonder Woman fan film starring Rileah Vanderbilt, which demonstrates how the character can be incredibly cinematic, have to be made, before someone over at Warner Bros. gets it?