LIH Editorial 11/11-11/15

10 Nov

It is no surprise to LIH readers that we are big fans and supporters of Wonder Woman.  We have discussed her at length and are eager to see her make it to the big screen.  With the new Superman vs. Batman film getting underway, there is rumor that Wonder Woman may be making an appearance.  If that is true, we couldn’t be more excited!  

Jaimie Alexander, who plays Sif in the Thor franchise, is said to be among 4 women that casting directors are looking to in search of their Amazon Goddess.  She seems to have the acting skills and beauty to play Wonder Woman, but what are your thoughts?  Who would you pick to play the coveted role?  Which ever actress does get this incredible role of a life time sure does have some big red boots to fill.  We still love our Linda Carter!

This Week’s Schedule

Monday: article by Comic Relief

Tuesday: 7pm/EST discussion

Wednesday: article by Parisienne

Thursday: 7pm/EST discussion

Friday: discussion wrap up

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Films Opening this Week

The Best Man Holiday

Nebraska

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5 Responses to “LIH Editorial 11/11-11/15”

  1. comicrelief2 November 11, 2013 at 1:28 PM #

    LB,

    I guess I should have assumed you would discuss this topic but I was pleasantly surprised anyway. 🙂 

    I think Jaimie Alexander is excellent visually and seems capable of handling the physical requirements of the role. Yet I don’t think Marvel will let her go easily being that the Avengers (Age of Ultron) movie hasn’t been filmed yet. But don’t hate me….I think Linda was fantastic but I would love for Diana to have a European, Mediterranean or specifically a Greek accent.

    Largely a product of Greek/Roman mythology I’m not sure whether Themyscira or Paradise Island has been specified geographically. But I think making her little less baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet would make her a more interesting internationally(given she’s wearing the U.S. flag). What do you think?

    • Open Book November 11, 2013 at 2:28 PM #

      “.I think Linda was fantastic but I would love for Diana to have a European, Mediterranean or specifically a Greek accent. ”

      Yes! That would be great to see. U got my vote. 🙂

  2. Open Book November 11, 2013 at 2:26 PM #

    Nebraska looks funny. I like the first Best Man and the cast so I would like to see the sequel.

    Ok! Back to the real important stuff. Who would I select to play Wonder Woman? How about Paula Patton? 🙂 I do like Jamie Alexander she is very compelling to watch. I think WW was not only physically capable but strategic. So whoever gets the role has to bring substance and dimension to the character not just looks.

  3. Pat Mercado November 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM #

    Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power. Not wanting to be girls, they don’t want to be tender, submissive, peace-loving as good women are. Women’s strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.

  4. Marla Russo November 28, 2013 at 2:46 PM #

    I think it’s a shame that everyone is talking about “Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman,” because Catwoman was perhaps the biggest disappointment in the movie. The fact is that Anne Hathaway does as good a job with the character as she could have. It wasn’t her fault that the character was a loathsome, selfish, obnoxious, unfunny, dull, cliched femme fatale. I’ve written before about how overwhelmingly phallocentric Batman is as a franchise and in this movie as usual, Catwoman is the living embodiment of Bob Kane’s gynophobia. This is especially sad considering that Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies had mostly avoided the misogynistic pitfalls of the character. Sure, in Batman Begins, there was only one notable female character, but she was not actively trying to kill Batman nor inadvertently getting Batman killed through her own incompetence, which in a Batman story is a huge feminist achievement. In The Dark Knight, the only female character is killed, but she’s also played by a good actor, so that’s kind of a wash. Then comes The Dark Knight Rises, in which one of the women is trying to kill Batman and the other is motherfucking Catwoman.

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