Oh yeah, wasn't this the show where they turned Wonder Woman into Judge Dredd plus the Punisher? Only, instead of being seen as a dangerous lawbreaker like the Punisher, or a necessary evil like Dredd, she was beloved by the public and nobody ever dared question her self-appointed judge, jury and executioner status.
Why should she wear some kind of a swimsuit? She's a heroine, strong and self-reliant and doesn't need to act as a sex symbol! Just think about! If she is in action, this pants protect her privat parts much better from beeing exposed than the classic costume. That make it also much more wearable for the actress btw.
I'm sorry but this stuff just looks to cheesy. Heroes did it right by having a realistic approach for TV and Batman for the movies. You have to be capable of justifying it some how. Super powered people in tights and bright colors just with no justification comes across corny these days. That's like being a sniper and wearing a reflective suit.
Agree to disagree...while I think a lot of costumes look cheesy, the fact they ARE using bright colors is a welcome change. I'm friggin sick of this cyberpunk/dark tone to just about every sci-fi show these days.
There are superhero shows and show about people with powers. Superheroes are larger than life -- believability kinda goes out the window with the concept. As for justification, that goes to the writing, not the concept itself.
I believe to satisfy today's more mature comic audience that all the before mentioned things should be able to converge if your seeking to keep your audience but I can also see where your coming from about the dark tones and such. Invincible I believe delivers in all areas due to the genius of Robert Kirkman and Cory Walker. I can agree to disagree.
I'd also like to add that I don't hate DC. What Andy Diggle and JOCK did with Green Arrow: Year One was a great example of an older super hero modernized. I think that was a great step in the write direction for DC and if they keep it up I could see myself giving more of there comic book characters a chance.
I know I'm very critical and I'm aware of it. I just feel as though DC characters have so much potential and I feel are often never utilized to that potential.
I am not so sure about your example bc a snipers main purpose is to remain hidden and either recon or get a kill shot, whereas a superhero necessarily is not necessarily trying to hide in the shadows when doing their thing. Those that do have muted costumes.
I just think the reason why it does not translate well is because in a art form you can have the main character have all qualities whereas trying to find it in 'real' life in a person is near impossible. And not trying to sound misogynist but I think the issue gets harder when dealing with a female character, especially one that is so powerful. This is not including the fact that the person would have to act.
As for your DC comic comment about the characters and Superman, I think the characters are fine. The fact that the last remnants of Superman's home world is toxic to him I think is an interesting twist.
Marvel has the same uber powered issues then as well, Phoenix, Galactus ( I eat Worlds) and the fact that almost regularly Hulk (of any color) goes on a rampage and takes out gods etc.
All that to say, I think this show will fail. Not a big fan of the costume, it looks cheap. Not sure the actress can pull it off and given what I have heard about the direction of the show all I can ask is, why?
On the topic of Phoenix and Galactus...VILLIANS...Hulk was not written on for a while simply because they couldn't find any equal. Hulk isn't intended to truely be a super hero character which is meant to be a deep relatable tragedy on some level. That is why Hulk doesn't have a huge fan base because readers of Hulk who don't see it as that and approach it as a super hero comic are dissappointed. I'm fine with villians being unbelievable powerful because thats what makes it so much more intriguing. How could someone ever dream of defeating such a villian (and in many cases they actually don't). But an almighty hero makes me not even want to read simply because I can know the ending from a mile away. I like seeing a hero get his butt kicked before barely escaping with there life or defeating a foe. This is why I love the Image Comic INVINCIBLE. You have a on some level relatable main character who exist in a satyrical world that pokes fun at the idiocry that is the Golden Age DCU.
I hate to disagree with you on the matter of "I just think the reason why it does not translate well is because in a art form you can have the main character have all qualities whereas trying to find it in 'real' life in a person is near impossible." because CGI is there for a reason. Please don't even attempt to use budget constraints as an argument because I can name off multiple TV shows that made CGI possible: Supernatural, Firefly, Heroes, Smallville (although its far to corny for me), and if I cared enough to continue I'm sure I could.
I'll give DC this much. They really know how to do animated movies and I think this is because they take off the filter and get those movies down and dirty giving the characters a level of relatability. For some reason though the only DC character they will ever allow this with in movies is Batman. This is why I like Batman and for some strange reason also find myself drawn to GL but that probably has to do with just great writers and villains that are his equals.
Aside from the belt being too busy, I don't really think it's too bad, all told. Could been much worse with the "Smallville-esque" treatment trying to make it more 'realistic and believable'. I always loved that....trying to make the COSTUME more 'believable' for a superheroine that can lift cars, deflect bullets, and flies in an invisible plane. It's called suspension of disbelief people...
That's why DC movies aren't appealing to the masses (except for Batman and hopefully Green Lantern). People want a sense of realism and relatability which DC God-like super heroes don't typically provide. I will admit DC has gotten better in the recent years but I'll still prefer Marvel, Image, Wildstorm, Dark Horse, or Vertigo any day. Superman is beyond stupid. Yeah lets create someone who is only weaknesses are the rarest material in the DCU and magic which doesn't outright stop him but it can hurt him (I'm not even gonna get into how few villians in DCU even have magic powers). Ok my rant is over now...