Sue From “DC Women Kicking Ass” Reviews The Pilot Script

Sue From “DC Women Kicking Ass” Reviews The Pilot Script

Bleeding Cool went to a different type of fan to see what they thought of the Wonder Woman pilot script, by getting the female perspective of Sue from the DC Women Kicking Ass blog.

Sue’s review is posted on the Bleeding Cool website. Here are some interesting highlights, though you’ll have to go to their site itself for the full feature.

First the good. Kelley’s Wonder Woman is very likable. She has passion, she cares about her co-workers and friends, she has a sense of humor and she’s presented as the very modern model of a very modern woman. I could do without the Sex and the City vibe though, it would have been nice to have Diana have one conversation with her friend that wasn’t about men.

And while she’s likable, they’re trying a bit too hard to take the stuffing out of the claim some have made about the character is stuffy. As a result, we get Diana using expressions like “bidness” for business and using the expression “Lucy got some ‘splaining to do”. And there are at least three scenes of Diana rocking out in the car or plane. We get it; she’s not stuffy.

But then there’s this:

If this were a show about a generic female crime fighter, it wouldn’t be bad. But it’s not. It’s about Wonder Woman and what Kelley has done, despite the character’s love of flying, is to bring her down to earth and not in a good way. He underplays her origin, reduces her scope and waters down her motivation. Wonder Woman is a bigger than life character who should inspire awe. And there are moments where he writes her that way but for the most part it just feels like Diana Themyscira is a wonderful woman but hardly a Wonder.

With this much feedback coming in already, perhaps elements will change from this initial draft. At the very least, it seems that this new review does note some decent points in this presentation. What do you think? Talk about the Wonder Woman TV pilot on our forum.

1 Comment

  1. Alexis

    It sounds like I’m going to disappointed when this comes out. I would’ve thought they would take a page from the 2009 Movie and made her a more serious. Maybe show how how much of a bad ass her mom is instead of the almost psychotic version in the 1970’s pilot.

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