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“It might be all the Nazis that toss us back to Captain America”
The only difference being, Wonder Woman is set during World War 1, not World War 2 like Captain America. And Nazis weren’t even involved in WW1, right??
Is it World War I? Well that sucks. I really thought those were Nazis. They look like Nazis.
That’s a lot more silly to me now because who doesn’t like a good Nazi beating. But I changed it to something far lamer. Booo @Kenny Powers
Yeah, boo @Kenny Powers for getting something correct that you didn’t bother to check.
See I like @Kenny Powers and I was just having fun with my mistake. But yeah, go ahead and be that guy.
@aRobertsg I was trying to politely let you know it was WW1. So, I’m glad you saw/took it that way.
Honestly, I figured you’d deleted my comment, since it was just to give you a heads up & the only way I knew to contact you.
@aRobertsg and speaking of, if you have doubts about Wonder Woman being set it WW1 or you’re intrigued by it, you should definitely read this io9 editorial about why WW1 is a better setting for Wonder Woman than WW2:
Here is an excerpt:
“WW1 was born out of colonial expansion and greed and intolerance. It was about land and revenge and hate. Between the trenches, the mustard gas, and the utter lack of defenses, it was unbelievably brutal, especially for those men who suffered and died purely over a few feet of land, sent by other men who never concerned themselves with their suffering.
And when Wonder Woman leaves Themyscira for the first time, this is the world she will see.
She will see war at its most brutal, and men at their most cruel and callous. Everything her mother, Queen Hippolyta, will have warned her about the dangers of men and the world outside Themyscira will be true, to the most horrific degree possible.
See, if Wonder Woman entered the world during World War II, she would see a villain who needed to be stopped, and instantly join in the battle. It would be a noble fight, one that she would enter willingly and instantly, no emotional conflict necessary.
But now, when WW discovers WWI, there won’t be one person at fault, it will be men in general. And even though Wonder Woman is a warrior, the war she sees won’t be a noble struggle; it will be a nightmare of horrors designed to inflict pain and death on others. By choosing World War I as her new “origin,” if you will, the Wonder Woman movie looks like it’s making a bold claim about who the DC movie universe’s Wonder Woman is going to be—and especially what she fights against.”
Not only is there no offense taken, I appreciate all the info. I forgot the WWI setting, but the way you’ve described it makes perfect sense.
You see the helmets and you automatically go Nazi, but they did use em at the end of the first war. And now that isn’t as silly. I like it. And I don’t delete comments. There’s a person who runs that I believe, but usually it’s just nasty folks? I think?
@Kenny Powers When you say person at fault for WWII, I assume you’re going with the incredible white washing of US history? Because there’s a reason WWII reparations were a lot less than WWI.
Why won’t they let us hear her speaking voice? What are they so afraid of? I really hope she can pull off some convincing dialogue and mask that thick accent, because Wonder Woman’s voice is a key component of her commanding persona. She can’t sound like the Chiquita Banana when she speaks.
As long as they don’t go crazy with Zack Snyder-esque visuals, the movie should be ok.
I hope I’m wrong, but this role was horrendously miscast.
I think you’re going to be wrong. I hope you’re going to be wrong. I was skeptical about Gal Gadot at first, but, I think she can pull it off. It’s honestly going to come down to the script and the directing. It’s a toss up right now. I’m mostly sure you’ll be wrong.
Origin story overload almost killed the genre. At least she is super-powered the entire time, but man, I thought they had figured out to that skipping over that part was helpful in creating an entertaining movie.
Why is everything gray and washed out?
Because it’s 2016. No neutral color allowed in movies anymore. Same goes for choreography.
I hate how they’re selling this as the true origins of Wonder Woman. But whatever. This film is supposed to take place during WWI, but the wardrobe and even the film seems very 1920s. Of course, this is based on a few seconds of what we see, so I’ll hold judgment.
I feel a little more confident that Gal Gadot can pull it off, which is nice
My favorite part of this clip is Kevin Smith’s silence
Did you watch the special? It’s like they jacked him up with speed before each take.