Wonder Woman is in theaters June 2, 2017.
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
I don’t go to superhero movies — but between Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, and the fact that it looks as though they might do justice to this storyline, I think I’m going to have to see this one. 🙂
The first parts of the trailer were absolutely refreshing, in having actual colors. And then they went from Themyscira to the outside world, and it was back to that goddamn teal and orange.
No, thank you. Will not watch a movie where an amazon warrior looks like an annorectic supermodel without a hint of muscles.
You had me at Chris Pine. Yes, I really am that shallow.
This and the other Wonder Woman trailers have suggested that “WW” will be the first of the modern DC movies to match the elan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s a good thing; this is the first of the modern DC movies which I’m somewhat enthusiastic about seeing.
This trailer looks a lot better than previous DC superhero movie trailers, which is not that big a feat, considering how bad most DC superhero movies are.
Though I wonder why they chose to set the movie during WWI. WWII would make sense, considering that the character debuted in 1942, but WWI doesn’t, since it predates all superhero characters in the modern sense (though proto-superheroes like Zorro or the Grey Seal and proto-supervillains like Fantomas date from the 1910s). So is it just an attempt to differentiate Wonder Woman from The First Avenger? Is it an attempt to cash in on the Downton Abbey inspired fashion for the Edwardian era?
Best Guess? WWII would have been too close to a direct Captain America:First Avenger rip-off.
If I was feeling snarky, I’d say something about Corporate America holding a finger into the wind and no longer being comfortable being openly anti-Nazi. After all, you don’t want to risk offending any of your potential viewership.
@Hampus: supermodels, and anorectics at the stage where it shows, commonly don’t have much cleavage; and by my observation at the local YMCA, women can have a fair amount of muscle without showing it as obviously as men do (possibly due to averaging more subcutaneous fat?) It’s my understanding that Gadot did serious training for Batman v Superman, even if it’s not obvious to you.
@Ryan H: “If I was feeling snarky, I’d say something about Corporate America holding a finger into the wind and no longer being comfortable being openly anti-Nazi. After all, you don’t want to risk offending any of your potential viewership.”
Oh for crying out loud… there’s snarky, and then there’s trying so hard to out-cynic everyone else that you just lose all sense of history. The USA has had absolutely no trouble maintaining both a strong cultural anti-Nazi consensus and a strong home-grown fascist fringe for the last 70 years.
Besides which, from everything I’ve heard about this movie, the theme isn’t “Wonder Woman trying to defeat the bad guys” so much as “Wonder Woman trying to defeat the concept and personification of war itself.” Good luck putting that in a WW2 setting without seeming (as US pacifists and isolationists of the time were often mistaken for… or, in some unfortunate cases, actually were) effectively pro-Nazi. WW1, due to both the different circumstances and the greater distance in time, is better suited to a story where an outsider encounters Western civilization for the first time and decides “Some of you are more like my allies than others, but you’re all kind of insane and dangerous.” I have no idea if they’ll make a good movie on that theme but it’s at least potentially interesting… whereas if I never see another action movie with Nazi villains again, I really won’t care, because I already know those are bad people.
@Hampus: I can only assume you’ve never actually seen anyone with anorexia.
I like the almost subliminal W in the poster
Same here. Though I don’t have high hopes for a WWI setting either, because WWI set stories usually still end up portraying people who happen to share the same nationality as me purely as convenient villains and with a lot less justification than for Nazi villains. And I’m not really in the mood for another round of “Our Imperialism is totally benign and necessary, whereas your Imperialism is utterly evil”, which is what most WWI set stories tend to boil down to. Though it’s of course possible that Diana eventually decides to wish “a plague on both your houses”.
It is not only a matter of training, it is a matter of biology. Gabot was a model before her role, and this means tall and thin. As Vanity Fair said, the thickest part of her arm was her elbow.
So yes, she might have trained. But she was the wrong person to start with. She looks like a high jumper, not a warrior.
There is a example of that this season in anime. Youjo Senki’s setting is a WW1 that happens a few years later with magic and has Not-Germany(they use different names for all the countries) being invaded at the start of the war.
A lot of the comments called them Nazi’s and could not understand that Not-Germany did not start the war. I think a lot of it in the US at least is because WW1 is only lightly touched on in high school history and how much Europe was a giant powder keg just waiting for a spark is glossed over.
@Hampus: “warrior” does not have to mean “muscle-bound lunk”. I knew one knight in the local SCA who was 225 pounds in fighting trim — and another who was probably under 150. It’s true that certain weapon forms can build obtrusive muscle in men, when used exclusively — I understand it’s easy to recognize even the skeletons of former military archers and sword-and-shield types — but I don’t see that being true for an all-around fighter who has to move rather than just standing.
Lets just say that your idea of an amazon warrior does not match mine. That I will skip the movie because of the physique of the star does not mean that you have to.
Yes, WWI is largely forgotten in the US, especially since the US wasn’t even involved until 1917, whereas WWII looms a lot larger in US memories (and to be fair, in German memories).
However, WWI looms a lot larger in British memories and that’s where most of the “Our Imperialism is good and benign, whereas your Imperialism is depraved and evil (and we’re totally ignoring the fact that our rulers were cousins)” stuff comes from, whereas German depictions focus more on the horror of the trenches, as do French and Belgian depictions, where WWI also looms large in memory. But then France and particularly Belgium were the worst affected countries in Europe, because some of the most intense fighting took place on their soil.
Though from what I’ve heard, Wonder Woman also involves the Ottoman Empire, which – if well done – would at least show some aspects of WWI that are often neglected in the West. Though I don’t have much confidence that they will handle it well.
Yes, but a high jumper is an athlete, not anorectic, which is what you started out calling her.
AFAIK, the typical UK view of WWI tends to be the “lions led by donkeys” trope combined with the “horrors of the trenches”, plus the occasional “Football in No Man’s Land” thing.
The confluence of ‘WWI’, ‘British memories’, and ‘Ottoman Empire’ is bringing to mind for me ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.