Name: Phil Baranski
On the costume: I applaud the attempt at changing the costume, but it just doesn't work for me. I always thought part of the appeal to WW was that she was a strong, sexy woman who could kick your ass and roll with the best of the best. She's tough enough that she doesn't take shit from everyone, so why would she change her dress just to make other people more comfortable? Plus, the elements of her costume that stuck around (the tiara, gauntlets, W, etc.) feel like they are there out of obligation rather then inspiration, so they just made them as small as possible. I would have much preferred them to start from scratch.
On the origin and character changes: I don't think WW needs a reboot, especially one that makes her darker, grittier, or more like Batman in any way, shape, or form. I've noticed this with Green Arrow as well, and I'm not a fan when either company tries to make their character more like whoever is most popular at the time. WW isn't a dark and gritty character, and I don't think she should be. There's already enough of that going around.
Also, I don't think WW need to change in order to sell more books. People said the same thing about Power Girl, and look what happened. All WW needs is a creative team that sells her on her biggest strengths: she's tough, compassionate, and all around epic.
This movie was so ridiculously bad that I actually had a great time watching it.
"I'm gonna kill you all kinds of dead!" -Hilarious
"I always thought it was pronounced Hercules!" -Cried a little
When Samuel L. Jackson came out in a a Nazi uniform WITH A MONOCLE for no discernicble reason, I almost fell out of my seat!
The problem with the movie was the inconsitent tone. It had over the top ridiciulousness with all of the fights and the wacky costumes followed by lengthy slow scenes that were only put there to try to get you to emotionally connect with the characters. If Frank Miller had just stuck with the ridiculous slapstick violence the entire movie then this would have been a great film.
All criticism aside, I'm probably going to buy the DVD just so my friends can get drunk and make fun of it.
Also, if anyone knows where I can get a picture of Samuel L Jackson in the Nazi costume with the monocle, I would like to make it my desktop.