This is the image of Wonder Woman that Zack Snyder released the other day.
My initial reaction was “huh, grim and gritty”, but then I realized that all of his still still shots and posters look like this. He only has one filter. So I guess there is no reason to be surprised.
I read some of the many complaints fans have raised about this image and decided that I should post my thoughts about them:
1. She is not built enough.
I guess people expected her to get completely ripped and look like a female body-builder. They keep saying “she is an Amazonian princess.” That’s cool, but her powers are supernatural. Depending on the origin they use, she most likely has a connection to the Greek gods. She does not need to do squats in order to lift a car with ease.
Also, they keep forgetting that she is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world (and do not start giving me crap for not thinking a muscle-bound woman is beautiful). Gail Gadot fits the bill. And it’s not like she is totally tiny or anything.
2. High Heels
High heels are impractical in a fight. That might be true, but we are talking about a super-powered alien, a guy dressed up in a bat, and a girl who could be the daughter of a god. And people are worried about realism? Get fuckin’ real here. If she has super-strength, super-speed, and super-agility, then I am sure she can handle fighting someone while wearing stripper boots.
3. Why does her outfit not cover her thighs or shoulders?
I don’t know! Again, she is mostly invulnerable, does it really matter where the armor covers her body? And yet again, we are hearing about realism in a movie about comic book characters.
4. What’s with all the fire and ash? Looks like a poster for Sin City or 300.
Hmm, yes, what is with all the fire and ash? Where could they be fighting that is like this? Could this be a hint that we will see our heroes at Apokolips? Does that mean Darkseid will be coming??? I hope so!