Thursday, December 6, 2012

Why I Support the 1974 Wonder Woman movie

The 1974 version of Wonder Woman was not pretty. She was blonde, she didn't have a lasso, an invisible jet and that costume, Lord that costume.

But when you break down the story, it's not that bad. In fact, the film captured Diana's character to a T. Diana is supposed to be the best of the Amazons. How she handles any incident or situation should showcase her skills and intelligence. I thought the movie captured that well.

We saw this version of Diana as a confident and assured person, who was very quick on her feet and wise beyond her years. I wonder if she was portrayed by Lynda Carter or another raven-haired beauty would folks be so against the film.

For what it was, the film did a great job giving us Diana. It wasn't too campy and her role spot on. I appreciated their attempt to bring WW to the screen.


Lucifer Arnold said...

It left something for the imagination for one.

judycadanna said...

I agree with you, when she was Diana (not Diana Prince, but Diana) CLC is good and the character works-- she isn't a wide-eyed child gaping in wonder at Man's World. Strong without special-effects strength, and the very un-sexy costume is a really good symbol of 70s feminism, and I say that as someone who worships the Lynda Carter show, and who also thinks 'feminist' is a good thing. It's too bad the rest of the movie wasn't on the same standard. Wonder Woman is a character who can work with the class 100 strength/super speed/flight or without. Make her a female version of Superman, make her a hard-edged warrior who is too quick to use a sword, or make her the ultimate hand-to-hand fighter with no super strength-- it doesn't matter, WW still works.
The only things that don't work for WW: invisible planes, high heeled boots and all the girly jewelry (no red star earrings, no silver chokers and armbands, no red nail polish.) She should not be dolled up like she is going to the club.
If this new WW show is going to happen, there is no reason they can't do an Arrow-style version, a little gritty, a little serious, a more realistic costume that doesn't squash and mangle her breasts like that nasty thing they put poor Adrienne Palicki in, and emphasize the acrobatic martial arts-- not the stopping a tank or lifting the bumper of a car of the ground.

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