Wonder Woman, live action (very) short film

"Wonder Woman," a live action short by Rainfall Films. "It's a scant two and half minutes, but in the end, it's one hundred and fifty seconds of pure fantasy, where I get to consider the two sides of my favorite warrior: a crusader in man's world, and a paragon of virtue told through Greek mythology," says director Sam Balcomb.

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  1. Call me crazy, but I still think Wonder Woman should have an outfit that can stop a bullet to the upper part of her torso, and that provides some leg protection as well.

    Although maybe it's just because Halloween is coming, and I'm thinking, that costume is amazing, but do I really want to shave my legs?

  2. Spocko says:

    I don't think it is plagiarism to repeat myself, right? Here is what I said over at io9 when I first saw this posted.

    So I watched the TV Wonder Woman pilot. Kind of funny but also sweet.. One of the things that was clear is that Linda Carter and the writer's didn't just see her as a man with a skirt. At 16;16 Cloris Leachman, her mother, talks about the evil of male ways., women treated as slave,s but also a hint of something else that men brought to the table.

    Here is a link to the show. Want to get nostalgic? Listen to the opening song and note the lyrics.

    But the whole thing about a race of Warrior women who are also smart? Fair? And don't believe in hurting people? That would be refreshing. Especially instead of, "Let's beat the bad people up." world that male superheroes writers have created.

    What Linda Carter said in a comment about the character was interesting. Her quote:

    I've often tried not to say that, but I think it's the truth. It's
    like, 'Hellooooo guys, get a female that understands what that's all
    about.' You look at any society that suppresses women, and it's
    violent. Look around the world. … There's a humanity that they're
    missing. There's got to be a sweetness, a kindness, a goodness in the
    character. The rest takes care of itself."

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