Thursday, June 2, 2011
iFanboy got to see the not-picked-up Wonder Woman pilot recently and gave a full review of what he thought.
The Wonder Woman on this show is a badass who is not above choking dudes with her lasso (her favorite move) or throwing a piece of pipe through your throat if you won’t stop shooting at her. For a weekly television show, the action scenes were fairly well executed and at times quite thrilling. The whole final sequence where she storms Veronica Cale’s compound and decimates her ‘roided out super-soldier army is really fun to watch.
Someone indicated that the plane behind her was their version of her invisible jet (which obviously is less than invisible). I'm just glad they brought back her red boots and tiny shorts.
Overall, I quite liked it. When I was done watching the pilot I found myself bummed out that I wouldn't be seeing any more episodes. I really liked this version of Wonder Woman. She is a badass fighter with a bit of an unhinged edge that gives her just a hint of "if she got out of control she'd be scary". She's also vulnerable and relatable as a person which is crucial for a television series lead.
Was she exactly the Wonder Woman from the comics? No. Of course not. But she's also not so far off as to be foreign. Ultimately, had this series been picked up I think we would have had an interesting new version of Wonder Woman, and a series that would have been a lot of fun.
It's a shame that we'll likely never get to see this pilot. You'd think that, if nothing else, they'd at least air the pilot and try to get some of their money back from the production.
I mean, they made and released that horrible Catwoman movie years ago with Halle Berry and it couldn't have been any worse than that.