Super Hero media saturation is really reaching outrageous proportions these days. Since the success of the Spider-Man, Batman and now Iron Man films, Hollywood can’t get enough of superheroes. Films on the way from Marvel include Thor, Captian America, X-Men: First Class and supposedly followed by the Avengers featuring both Iron Man and the Hulk, a reboot of Spider-Man and another Wolverine. On the DC side, Green Lantern is coming out shortly with a third Batman and yet ANOTHER reboot of Superman on the horizon. Even television is getting in on the act. A new series featuring on Wonder Woman is shooting a pilot for NBC.
As DC just did an “reboot” (I am really getting sick of that word) of Wonder Woman in their comics I don’t know if that storyline is what will be followed in the show or not. The biggest “buzz” is about her new outfit.
Sequential Tart, among others, are busy debating the problems with the outfit with observations like “no intelligent crime-fighting woman is going to wear heels all day long (you don’t see policewomen wearing heels do you?)”… well, actually on TV you DO, since every female TV detective is not only wearing high heels all day long but seems to always be a total hottie knockout as well… and “The size. It’s just too small. It looks like a one-piece that she was practically shoe-horned into. It’s stretched so tight, her breasts are about ready to pop out … and if she runs or fights, they will.”
That’s all in good fun, but I’d point out that the realistic functionality of the clothing a superhero is wearing pales a bit to the fact that we are talking about a COMIC BOOK SUPERHERO who likely possesses powers that are impossible in the world of real physics (a 130 lb woman could not lift a car no matter how strong she was), so who cares if her heels aren’t sensible???? If you are going to pretend she can leap across a 40 foot street you might as well pretend she can do it in six inch heels.
Besides, let’s face it. Wonder Woman’s costume has always been one of the silliest in comicbookdom. The thing is, it does have it’s plus side… if I were a crook and was confronted by this:
I’d surrender immediately. Yes, ma’am!
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