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As I Lay Dying
As a Joss fan, I read this with nothing but confusion. The man who made a statement with Buffy that transcended cliche feminism (and made her a strong alpha) was wanting to make a movie where this superstrong (Buffy-esque) character is really the damsel in distress, waiting for Prince Charming? What. The.Hell.
And also, why are film-makers using Jolie as the end-all-be-all muse? She's not awful, but she's not the best ever at acting, looks, charisma, working well with others, etc wise. Ugh. So frustrated.
Nov 8 - 03:03 PM
I really don't see anything Damsel in Distress about Whedon's take. On the contrary it sounded like an interesting switch on the usual love story where for once it's the female that's the strong powerful one and the guy is the weak human. Sort of like switching the roles of Superman and Lois Lane. Even the bit about the guy teaching the girl humanity is a nice twist as most of the time its the other way around.
Nov 9 - 01:13 AM
Yeah after reading the article it sounds a bit like what they did with Thor with Wonder Woman doing the fish out of water thing and Steve Trevor basically as her bitch. Which I think could have worked, but I have an absurd amount of confidence in Whedon if the studio's stay out of his way.
Nov 9 - 04:48 AM
The Holy Rainbow of Awesomness
TBH like Lara Croft Wonder Woman is pretty insulting. If she empowers woman so much why does she dress like a stripper all the time?
Nov 9 - 10:09 AM
You're confused because you're an idiot. The Jolie bit was a joke... as a Whedon fan you should understand that instantly. And, Steve Trevor as a Prince Charming? I'm not sure you even read the article. He was stated to serve more as a medium between two worlds.
Nov 9 - 10:49 PM
Congrats on being a dickhole. And if you thought the Jolie comment was a joke, then I don't think YOU read it.
Nov 10 - 12:56 PM
Doesn't sound like either a "love story" or a "damsel in distress", moreso of the "yay humanity is super" variety, which has been done before (usually by Whedon). I'm liking Refn's take, however scant it is thus far. But either way doesn't readily present a means to silence any fanbitches whom would whine about "wah she didn't hit nobody wah!", which is a fair bet of the direction DC may solely approve.
Nov 9 - 04:04 AM
Poor Wonder Woman just can't catch a break.
Look at Batman, Superman etc...they all got cool costumes and capes.
WTF did WW ever get but a bathing suit and a pair of hooker boots. (Shameless Dead Like Me quote)
Now she won't even get a movie. Lame.
Pair her up with Green Lantern for GL2, that would be pretty cool. :)
Nov 9 - 06:05 AM
OK Brian if you hadn't admitted being gay before we'd know you were after that comment :) Superman wears his underwear on the outside of his pants. No way that compares with WW's costume which admittedly is just her underwear on the outside, but in a much better way ;P
Nov 9 - 09:03 AM
Nov 9 - 09:17 AM
now they have Wonder Woman wearing pants./// Let's face it: A Handmaid's Tale meets Wonder Woman. The female-hero-archetype has been modified, there's no going back.
Nov 9 - 03:33 PM
George Lucas sure went back with Portman's character.
Nov 9 - 07:26 PM
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