amathela: ([comics] wonder woman)
Non-spoilery reaction: Well, that was certainly a thing I just watched.

More detailed thoughts )
amathela: ([comics] amazon)
Having (finally) now watched the unaired live action Wonder Woman pilot, I am no longer disappointed it didn't get picked up. At all.

Can I please have a talk with the person who decided there needed to be more realism in comics? Because I would really just like to say that IT HAS OFFICIALLY GONE TOO FAR WHEN WONDER WOMAN'S GREATEST ENEMY IS THE U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM. Not even kidding, this is pretty much verbatim from the pilot. I just watched, in earnest, forty minutes of Wonder Woman negotiating corporate life, marketing, legal procedure, due process, and life as a single woman in [insert city here]. SHE WATCHED THE NOTEBOOK AND CRIED BECAUSE IT REMINDED HER OF HOW SHE BROKE UP WITH HER BOYFRIEND TO GO FIGHT CRIME. (Because being in her life would put him in danger, GEE IT'S A GOOD THING SHE DOESN'T HAVE A SECRET IDENTITY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT WHICH MIGHT TOTALLY SOLVE THAT PROBLEM.) SHE WANTS TO SET UP A FACEBOOK PROFILE BUT SHE DOESN'T HAVE ANY FRIENDS EXCEPT HER CAT. ETTA CANDY IS HER TWENTY-FIVE YEAR OLD - ASSISTANT? IDK. STEVE TREVOR IS A BABY LAWYER AND THEIR BREAKUP IS STILL SO RAW THAT HE ALREADY GOT MARRIED. SHE HAS A FATHER FIGURE BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THAT WHAT WONDER WOMAN REALLY NEEDED WAS ONE OF THOSE. SHE TORTURED A GUY FOR INFORMATION, TOO BAD SHE DOESN'T HAVE, I DON'T KNOW, A LASSO OF TRUTH THAT WOULD MAKE THAT KIND OF THING COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY.

SHE ALSO STRAIGHT-UP KILLED AT LEAST ONE DUDE. ON CAMERA. NO BIG DEAL.

(Also, she apparently stands for "truth, justice, and the American way. Sort of." So basically she's like the boring parts of Superman mixed with the boring parts of Batman mixed with a mediocre police procedural, but with more murder and single-girl relationship angst. Awesome.)

Ugh you guys it was the worst, I thought it would at least be funny-bad but it was just bad-bad, SORRY IF YOU LIKE SUPERVILLAINS AND HEROES BEING HEROIC AND NOT KILLING AND TORTURING PEOPLE AND LIVING IN AWESOME WORLDS FULL OF AMAZONS AND SUPERPOWERS AND COOL COMIC BOOK SHIT, BUT IF YOU LIKE IN-DEPTH DISCUSSIONS ABOUT DUE PROCESS AND MARKETING ETHICS AND SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT THIS IS THE UNAIRED PILOT FOR YOU.
amathela: ([tgg] apartment)
So I did that seven questions meme and then TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT IT, OOPS. Anyway! [livejournal.com profile] torigates gave me:

Seven things I like about you )

Also I watched Monte Carlo, which isn't a DCOM but does star Selena Gomez, so it doesn't really count as branching out. But it did remind me I think I have some half-finished Selena Gomez/Leighton Meester fic stashed in a drawer somewhere, and I'm trying (unsuccessfully, but still) to finish off some WIPs this, IDK, year, so maybe I'll try to find that and dust it off. Or something.

And I watched two more episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place, which means I only have the finale to go! I'M JUST NOT READY OKAY, I WILL WATCH IT EVENTUALLY BUT YOU CAN'T RUSH THESE THINGS.

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