Wonder Woman Fan Film Succeeds Where DC, Warner Brothers Fail

    September 30, 2013

Whenever the subject of a Wonder Woman movie or TV show is discussed with those behind bringing DC’s heroes to the live-action screen, words like “tricky” and “getting her right” are often used, and meanwhile, fans are left, well, wondering where the hell their Wonder Woman live action content is. Thankfully, some fan films have come along to fill the smoldering gap that is littered with names like Adrianne Palicki and Joss Whedon. Aside from almost perfectly capturing the tenor and tone of the Wonder Woman character, these fan creations also act as mud in the eye of those behind getting the comic into made into a quality live action offering, preferably in the form of a feature film instead of television.

The latest, courtesy of Rainfall Films, shows getting Wonder Woman right might not be that tricky at all. All it takes is a little effort, some good casting, and the involvement of folks who care about the subject matter. The end result looks as good as any of the hero stuff that airs on the CW:

The movie’s centerpiece is played by Rileah Vanderbilt, and she’s rightfully enjoying the accolades she’s receiving, while offering some behind-the-scenes information:

Over at the video’s YouTube page, the movie’s director, Sam Balcomb, explains the motivation behind the film:

Firstly, thanks for watching. Whether you like, or dislike, our live action interpretation of Diana of Themyscira, Wonder Woman, born of clay, I think (quite a few of) you will agree she is a character just as vital and crucial to our understanding of humanity as any other superhero… if not more so.

We spent the majority of 2013 working on this — the look, the feel, the aspects we most wanted to portray. It’s a scant two and half minutes, but in the end, it’s one hundred and fifty seconds of pure fantasy, where I get to consider the two sides of my favorite warrior: a crusader in man’s world, and a paragon of virtue told through Greek mythology.

It’s a fun world to hang out in. I hope you enjoy it.

– Sam

With that in mind, it would be nice if DC and Warner Brothers took the same kind of approach to making sure a quality Wonder Woman project was actually realized.

[Lead image courtesy of Rainfall Films]