Tuesday, June 28, 2016

(Oh, Batman and Superman are in this also)

The spin doctors are hard at work on Batman v. Superman.

The massive financial hit and critical punching bag has had to be reimagined for its BluRay release like no massive financial hit before it. They'll say it's just because she's the only one who doesn't have a direct adversary, making her positioning in the picture otherwise problematic, but Wonder Woman has been thrust to the front and center of this movie in a vain effort to save it.

The studio heard what we all said: "Wonder Woman was the best part of it." A damning indictment indeed of a film featuring the two most iconic superheroes of all time, especially since the "best part" had about 13 minutes of screen time.

So why not remind us of it when we're strolling the aisles at Walmart?

Of course, the skin helps. As empowering as people may successfully argue this portrayal of Wonder Woman is, there's no doubt she's also a sex object. That outfit barely covers her. And the actress portraying her, Gal Gadot, came from the world of modeling.

If you want to credit Warner Brothers with a more benevolent form of pragmatism, it could just be forward thinking. After all, Wonder Woman's standalone movie is the next up in the DC universe (after Suicide Squad of course, but we've already been saturated with imagery of that).

And I've gotta say it worked. When I came across this image in the iTunes movie section, I thought, "There were some good parts of that movie after all."

Or one, at least.


Wendell Ottley said...

What a sad movie, this is. And a sadder attempt to save it.

Derek Armstrong said...

Isn't it though. But I did like the opening, as I wrote about in an earlier post.