01 September 2011

Wonder Woman: Pilot (1975) - Discount Review

 Recommended For: Anyone who needs to get the rancid taste of of any of the other Wonder Woman pilots (1967, 1974, or 2011) out of their mouth. 

Heroes: Diana Prince AKA Wonder Woman

Villains: The Nazis

Diabolical Scheme: The Nazis wanted to take over the world and they had a double agent embedded as Major Steve Trevor's secretary plotting to kill Trevor and bomb the Naval ship yard in Brooklyn.

Coolest Moment(s): The pilot managed to do a fairly faithful adaptation of the origin of Wonder Woman, well at least of her victory in the Amazon contest culminating with the Bullets and Bracelets event. Basically any time Wonder Woman deflected bullets was awesome, especially from a tommy gun.

Worst Moment: I know its part of the mythology, but they didn't quite pull off the silly invisible jet.

Review in 50 Words or Less: The World War II setting combined with an iconic portrayal of Wonder Woman provides this pilot with a timeless quality and feel-good charm. Even if it drags a tad in places, this just may be the best live action Wonder Woman to ever see the light of day.

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