Friday, March 18, 2011


So, Entertainment Weekly is running an official shot of Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman. in case you don't know, this is from the pilot for a possible NBC series headed by David E. Kelley.

Anyone got some singles?

Yeah.....that's fucking awful. It looks like those picutres of adult halloween costumes that are always vaguely stripper-rific. It looks chaep, and I don't know this Palicki woman from a hole in the ground, but she isn't exactly projecting powerful, enlightened super-woman. More like pissed-off stripper.

Seriously? We've advanced so far in adapting comic book super-hero suits to film, and this crappy early 1990s latex/PVC suit is just terrible. I didn't have high hopes, because David E Kelley isn't the guy I would have picked. Boston Legal, Boston Public, Picket Fences, Ally McBeal. Any of those shows scream super-hero to you? Yes, I'll admit he can write interesting women. And he can often be funny in a quirky sort of way. But this smells like a debacle in the offing to me.

There's a way to make a Wonder Woman project work. I'm not sure what that way is, but a flashy, cheap looking costume is not going to help.

1 comment:

Timelords said...

Thats just inconceivably bad.
I think you nailed it:
Angry stripper in a slutty halloween costume.

Gee, I wonder what demographic they're aiming for?

I'd be surprised if this makes it through the whole first season. And if it does it's only because of Kelley's clout.