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Wonder Woman? I Think Not. March 28, 2011

Posted by Skippy in Comics, Observations, Popular Culture, Science Ficton.
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Gaze upon this trainwreck and tell me that David E. Kelley’s impending abomination won’t suck ten kinds of ass:

Fig. 1: Cheap-looking, and tacky.

Children, even Adrianne Palicki looks like she can’t believe she’s in this get-up. What’s wrong with this outfit? Let’s count:

1. It’s too damned shiny.
This looks like the televisual equivalent of JJ Abrams’ overuse of lens flares in Star Trek (2009). Could you imagine Wondy running around in broad daylight in this thing? Why, the reflections off of this getup would cause blindness in a five block radius.

2. It looks cheap.
As other bloggers have noted, this looks like a generic Superhero Halloween outfit, woman version. The supposed “gold” parts of the uniform don’t look at all like actual gold. Rather, they look like cheap plastic—of course, it is cheap plastic, but it shouldn’t look like cheap plastic. Even the bracelets look like cheap plastic.

3. That tiara is awful…actually, all of it is awful.
Seriously. Now, it seems that the producers and costume designers are following the recent “redesign” of Wonder Woman’s uniform in the comic books. It certainly looks a lot like it, but that tiara is supposed to be a bit more…pronounced. The bracelets look like craptacular. The bustier is just plain tragic.

Children, it looks like this televised Wonder Woman will be nowhere near the awesome cheesiness of the 1970s show. I was already skeptical when I read about David Kelley’s take on this superhero icon. The Ally McBeal-ish quirks and this pathetic costume redesign do not bode well. Oh, and it’s going to be on NBC, the network that brought you “Heroes” and “The Event.”

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1. Rima - March 28, 2011

My first thought was also, “generic Halloween costume.” Seriously, this is the best they could come up with? ‘Cause I can get this at the costume store for, like, $20.

*headdesk*

Skippy - March 28, 2011

You could get a *better* costume than this at Big Lots.

2. Jessica deVega - March 30, 2011

Exactly and yes!
I was also thinking: there is no way that fabric breathes. It’ll be a full-on Petri dish of staph bacteria by ep. 2. Groooooss.

Skippy - March 31, 2011

Apparently, they’ve tweaked the costume design. I think it still looks craptacular.


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