Discussion in 'DC Comics Films' started by Willi Berg, May 10, 2018.
Same grunge stylings.
No matter how grunge that style was, it wasn't attractive. Closer to terrifying.
Bet she'd still make it look good if she was!
^ This.....1000 Times This.
I cant name one situation where wearing an entire spandex costume with a mask would be practical for crime fighting.....Hell Batman wouldnt even be able to breathe.
Also, as Watchmen has shown us, capes are ****in stupid. But you know what? THEY'RE COOL!! sometimes i think people forget that there's an escapist element to speculative fiction. Even when it comes to sexualizing characters. Cheesecake art has a right to exist, just like impractical capes and masks.
This post has put a smile on my face
Appreciate your perspective.
Don't be like Dollar Bill guys
EDIT: Eh you know what, screw it. I don't want to have this discussion again. I'll just leave the kinkshaming part because it's funny.
And so does "women wearing cool and/or practical stuff that makes them looks badass" art. I actually love that kind of art, why are you kinkshaming me?
Well said. I couldn't agree with this more.
Costumes depend very much on the character wearing them, and in the case of Diana, she's probably resilient, but when you've got characters that are just human, or slightly above wearing fishnets, high heels and as little clothing as possible, that's done for one reason, and one reason alone - fan service. It's impractical as it opens up [said characters] to more hurt (when fighting crime).
Take the DCEU Batman; I don't know that the material of his [normal] suit is, but it's probably tough (except when directly stabbed); the cowl at least is bullet proof; we saw a bullet bounce off it when he was saving Martha. It works. Harley's costume in SS doesn't; considering what she'd be walking into, she'd be too prone to injury. All the male characters were adequately equipped and clothed. The cleavage shots of Tasha & Wanda further appeal to this. I'm surprised there's no 'cut out' in the Wasp costume.
What part of Harley Quinn's full bodied jester costume would make her any more protected than what she wore in SS? She can still be easily shot, stabbed, or hit. If we want to go down this route of logic it's pretty easy to justify why someone like Black Canary would wear fishnets or why someone like Supergirl would wear a skirt and that's to simply say they like wearing them. In real life there are women who like to wear these things, and you can't really argue against that. Not every crime fighter needs a Batman level of practicality in the costume design. I do agree that some costumes have to be reinterpreted to have a sense of practicality to them because some comic book characters look ridiculous, but some characters also work as they are and require minimal change. Besides, lets not forget that this is fantasy, and fantasy has always been exaggerated.
Harley was obviously used as an example; I doubt Amanda cared much whether Harley lived through the events.
Your other examples however further fuel my point; BC in fishnets is impractical. Kara (Supergirl) is irrelevant cause (to the common villain) her skin is impenetrable.
There are women [in real life] that dress like this, yeah, but they generally don't go around fighting crime. In actual fact, the heroes of the real world that find themselves in the line of fire (police officers, soldiers etc) are adequately dressed either with full clothing and sometimes armour.
The singular element here is, as you've indicated - fantasy (same reason Batman, Superman & Shazam (among others) wear useless capes (although Bruces' at least is a good fire deterrent). That doesn't mean to say though that the female costume couldn't be a bit more realistic!
What the right level of practicality is is purely subjective. The question regarding Black Canary though is is there any reason to actually take the fishnets away?
I guess it depends what they're made from. If they're standard, everyday fishnets, then they're probably not very practical or suitable, but if they're some high-tech fabric or something, then maybe they're not so bad.
And Batman is not practical by any stretch of the imagination. lol
Margot Robbie confirms R-rating, shooting starts in January and the movie will have a smaller budget
That's Dope, i can't wait. So will Batgirl, Black Canary and Huntress originate with this film? or?
Ivy HAS to be here to imo.
The smaller budget probably also has to do with the R-rating, studios are risk adverse most of the time.
Which isn't inherently bad, I just hope that say, if Poison Ivy is in this that they can still properly convey her powers.
It could mean that Joker is R-rated as well.
I think the latest word is Quinn, Black Canary, Huntress and Batgirl. We don't really know for sure, though.
Again I feel like Poison Ivy should definitely be here as well.
It'd be good to see her. Maybe if they are going with Harley, Black Canary, Huntress, and Batgirl, they'll tease Ivy for the next one.