Wonder Woman, Then vs. Now: Which Outfit Reigns Supreme?


“Hey,” you may find yourself wondering from time to time, “how come none of the superheroes in these big budget Hollywood movies are women, MANNNN?” Well, while the big studios are still spooked by the dismal box office performance of Jennifer Garner’s Elektra back in 2005, network execs whose playground is the small screen are still willing to take bets on the genre. Case in point, NBC has greenlit a Wonder Woman pilot, one that’s helmed by David E. Kelley and starring Adrianne Palicki, Elizabeth Hurley and Cary Elwes. Not exactly a Murderer’s Row of thespians, exactly, but it’ll do!

So, while we wait with baited breath to see if David E. Kelley can reverse his decade-long streak of creating terrible television programs, we can at least begin debating the merits (or lack thereof) of the new Wonder Woman outfit. Pictured, at left, is the first official image of Adrianne Palicki, former star of Friday Night Lights, as the new owner of the world’s most renowned Bulletproof Bracelets. And at right, naturally, is Lynda Carter, who utilized the Lasso of Truth to defeat countless misogynistic creeps during the four-year run of Wonder Woman from 1975-1979.

Where to start, WHERE TO START?

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The first and most glaring difference between Wonder Woman 2.0 and her seventies-era predecessor are the electric blue PVC pants. As a red-blooded American male, I must ask, “Why are you covering up, Wonder Woman?” After all, not only was Lynda Carter unafraid to fight crime without the benefit of pants, almost every single pop star on the planet today (think Gaga, think Rihanna, think Ke$ha) has eschewed the restrictiveness of pantaloons for something more freeing. Score one for Wonder Woman 1.0.

While we’re talking PVC, we’re not sure that we’re liking what this outfit is doing to Miss Palicki’s bosom. We have no idea as to whether or not she has had her chest surgically enhanced, but this outfit isn’t doing her any favors in that department. It’s as if she turned her back on her Greek ancestors and instead pledged loyalty to the originators of the push-up bra. Again, Carter’s outfit — which was created during the latter stages of the bra-burning era — triumphs.

And don’t even get us started on that headband!

What say you, folks? Are you pro-Palicki? Should David E. Kelley fire his costume designer? Have you ever traveled in an invisible plane? Let us know in the comments below!

[Photo Credits: Getty Images (left), Justin Lubin/NBC via Entertainment Weekly (right)]

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