So the Wonder Woman trailer dropped a few days ago.
Does anyone really care about Wonder Woman? No really–I’m asking–does anyone actually care about Wonder Woman? Before you hardcore comic book fans come at me with pitchforks and torches let me pour a little more gasoline on the flame, I don’t even think that you care about Wonder Woman. As a part of the Justice League, Wonder Woman makes an “okay” addition. She serves as the voice of reason many times and acts as a buffer when some of the other team members get bothered and hot but let’s face it–if Wonder Woman was axed from the Justice League no one would care. Why does she get a movie before Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, or The Green Lantern?
I’m talking about a GOOD movie about the Green Lantern.
I mean the answer’s obvious–D.C. is trying to appeal to the female fan base. But even as a hero or a person of interest, Wonder Woman doesn’t have the wherewithal to compete with female heroines such as Black Widow, Katniss Everdeen, Jyn Erso, or my personal favorite Beatrix Kiddo from Kill Bill. Complete with a ridiculous costume which includes a tiara of all things and laughable weapons such as reflective bracelets and a lasso, Wonder Woman lacks the depth and seriousness to be considered a standalone savior of the D.C. crumbling empire.
With the drop of this newest trailer, D.C. seems to be trying to change our minds. However once again we seemed to be catapulted into a story that seems rushed, contrived, and desperate to take us to all four corners of the world and beyond to tell us what we all know already and that is that D.C. can’t hold up against the Marvel dynasty.
It seem all too typical of a film with a lot cracks and holes. First they try to wow the viewer with scenes of a lofty and grand scale kingdom of myth and lore surrounded by warriors, princesses, and warrior princesses and then of course there’s a trainer who helps her become strong and then holy submarine, Batman, she’s now in London with Chris Pine lassoing and “braceleting” all the thugs of the criminal empire while fulfilling her destiny of–
Let’s be honest…you’re not reading a word of this. Why? Because you’ve seen this before. You’ve heard this before. Whether it was in the eight versions of Hercules, the new Ben Hur, or God’s of Egypt you’ve already witnessed how bad contrived mythology can be. It’s all over-dramatic fluff saturated with ridiculous humor and visual effects that promise to blind all viewers from the virtues of what makes a good film.
Now you say, wow, isn’t that a little harsh for just watching a trailer? Perhaps it is–I’d be willing to admit that. Do I want it to be good? I don’t see why not. I’m not as eager or desperate as this fan who commented under the Youtube presentation of that trailer:
Do I think it will be good? Obviously not. If we didn’t like her in Batman Vs. Superman then we won’t like her in this standalone which doesn’t seem to have a leg to stand on. I just hope that one day D.C. finds its footing. The release of Wonder Woman and the Justice League movie just might be the final nails to the coffin.
Here’s a link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INLzqh7rZ-U