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Old July 14 2013, 01:53 AM   #31
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It's not hard to make a fun Wonder Woman movie.

Set it during WWII and get Tom Hanks to direct.
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Old July 14 2013, 03:33 AM   #32
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I must agree that the genre is getting a tad played out in its current iterations on film
Well, I must not agree. In the past three years, we've had X-Men: First Class, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Iron Man 3 - all first-rate flicks. Sure, there've been some disappointments also (Green Lantern, TDKR, MOS), but, financially speaking, only GL was a box-office failure. I can easily rattle off more would-be top-tier non-superhero flops: Cowboys and Aliens, John Carter, Battleship, White House Down, Lone Ranger... There may come a time to say that the superhero genre (to the extent that it even is a genre) needs fresh blood, but from both creative and business perspectives, now is not at all that time.

Indeed, what's really remarkable is the fact that there's not one high-profile, A-list-fueled rom-com on the docket all year... but something tells me this Susan Wloszczyna won't soon be writing a piece on how male voices ought to swoop in and rescue that flailing genre.

Don't get me wrong; I'd be all for superhero movies starring and/or directed by women, but to say that the genre needs "rescuring", as Wloszczyna does, is that feminist's wishful thinking. (And the suggestion that Sofia Coppola might ever sign on for a superheroine movie on terms a major studio could agree to is downright farcical! )
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Old July 14 2013, 03:33 AM   #33
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I'd pay to see a Wonder Woman movie period, so the point is moot.

Warners must be kicking themselves now about letting Whedon get away.
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Old July 14 2013, 03:42 AM   #34
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My theory on WW has always been that it doesn't matter who the director is as long as he or she understands that there needs to be a certain camp and understated lesbian factor (ala the original creator's intention), more "Xena Warrior Princess" than "the Dark Knight Rise." For that reason I'd say get Sam Raimi.
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Old July 14 2013, 04:54 AM   #35
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It's not hard to make a fun Wonder Woman movie.

Set it during WWII and get Tom Hanks to direct.
Wow, that costume really does not work in live action.
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Old July 14 2013, 07:02 AM   #36
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^ Yeah, the strapless/bare shoulder look is just plain stupid.
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Old July 14 2013, 07:12 AM   #37
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^ Yeah, the strapless/bare shoulder look is just plain stupid.
Makes about as much sense as a girl fighting crime in a minskirt and red cape.
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Old July 14 2013, 07:53 AM   #38
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Yeah, the strapless/bare shoulder look is just plain stupid.
Maybe so, but at least it's better than this atrocity.

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Old July 14 2013, 07:59 AM   #39
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Yeah, the strapless/bare shoulder look is just plain stupid.
Maybe so, but at least it's better than this atrocity.

http://www.hostpic.org/images/1307141225570107.jpg
That's what WW wears when she goes out clubbing.
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Old July 14 2013, 08:51 AM   #40
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^ Yeah, the strapless/bare shoulder look is just plain stupid.
The entirety of WW's costume looks stupid, even more so than the majority of other DC superheroes.
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Old July 14 2013, 11:38 AM   #41
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I'd pay to see Bigelow's version of Wonder Woman right now.
I'm sorry to see Mimi Leder's name didn't get a shout out in the article. Granted, she's been out of the major motion picture business since 2000 (sticking to TV since then and one low budget film), but I thought she was an excellent action and dramatic director with The Peacemaker (very underrated, IMO), Deep Impact, and Pay it Forward. She obviously doesn't have the same visibility as Bigelow at the moment (who I think would be an excellent WW director as well), but I think she'd be good alternative. Plus, I'd love to see her back directing films again.
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Old July 14 2013, 01:41 PM   #42
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I've only seen three of Bigelow's films (Near Dark, The Hurt Locker, and Zero Dark Thirty), but at this point I'd gladly pay to see anything she does. I have no real preference for what types of films she should continue to do. Her deciding that a particular film is interesting enough to give her attention to is enough for me.
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Old July 14 2013, 05:16 PM   #43
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Oh, I'm guessing you are a sci-fi fan, being as where we are. You should definitely see Strange Days. It's a dark, sprawling cyberpunk thriller, superb film IMO.
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Oh, I'm guessing you are a sci-fi fan, being as where we are. You should definitely see Strange Days. It's a dark, sprawling cyberpunk thriller, superb film IMO.
I saw it for the first time a couple of years ago. Loved it.
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Old July 14 2013, 11:16 PM   #45
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So I was cataloguing my shit, and I cue up zero dark thirty to make sure everything was consistent and in sync... What? That's weird... What's Elvis doing here and... I wound to the credits... OH! It's a parody/farce called Zero Dark Dirty.

I need new glasses.
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