Why I’m Not Excited About Gal Gadot As Wonder Woman
In a previous post, I mentioned that the actress was a “[s]tick-thin model whose most known acting experience is from the Fast & the Furious movies set to portray Wonder Woman.” Someone asked me if I was body-shaming her. As ridiculous of an accusation as I thought that was, I still wanted to respond to it.
No one is body shaming anyone. No one is saying she’s unattractive. No one said she was a bad person for her looks. No one said anything negative about her. What I said was that she’s an incredibly thin model only known for her Fast & the Furious movie appearances, and that I don’t think she’s a good fit for the Wonder Woman character based both on her mainly being a model and that her incredibly thin appearance doesn’t fit the look of the character. It’s possible she can work out to change her appearance before filming the same way that Christian Bale, Chris Hemsworth, Henry Cavill, Chris Evans, Stephen Amell, and others did for their roles.
I hadn’t heard of Chris Hemsworth before Thor either. The difference is that Hemsworth and the other actors, like Cavill, had at least a decade of acting behind them where they portrayed various types of characters. Gadot has half the time of acting behind her, with much fewer roles, and virtually every character she’s played has been dependent on her looks and little else.
As for her time in the military, she’s a trained soldier in the sense that national military service is mandatory for all Israeli citizens over the age of 18. Gadot worked as a sports trainer in the Israel Defense Forces and continued to work as a model during that time. So, yeah, probably not a lot of strenuous military training going on there.
She could be an amazing surprise, but she doesn’t have the appearance of the character or the acting pedigree to back her up, which all makes me think she was cast as Wonder Woman based solely on her looks. That would be unfortunate.
Played by Gal Gadot.
Stick-thin model who’s most known acting experience is from the Fast & the Furious movies set to portray Wonder Woman. My reaction can be summed up in one word.
Parks And Recreation is criminally underrated and one of the best ensembles on TV. They figured out how to make comedy out of people who like things, as opposed to the usual sitcom where it’s just people being awful to each other. Turns out passion can heighten things in the same way that conflict does. And that delights me.
Tim Carvell, head writer for The Daily Show (Rolling Stone Sept. 2013) (via katiepoole912)
This is a similar idea to one I push all the time as an improv teacher. Watching people who get along with each other and genuinely enjoy each others’ company can be incredibly entertaining.
Today we logged into our internets and SUDDENLY DALEKS! In honor of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary, the Google doodle has been transformed into something a little more Whovian. You’ll soon realize that this isn’t any ol’ animation, it’s actually a game!
Choose your Doctor
Stealthily slip past the Daleks to collect the Google letters
Win all of the things!
EXTERMINATE my free time.
Another trailer for “Day of the Doctor”? Absolutely not, but it’s still funny. Get’em, number Eleven, er, Twelve, er… Matt Smith.
HOW ARE KANGAROOS SO FUCKING BUFF THIS IS LEGIT SCARING ME
i thought this was photoshopped so i googled it
i feel like ive just googled the furry equivalent of those fireman pinup calendars
Until now, I didn’t know I was supposed to be terrified of kangaroos. Now, I do.
Be a phony for Christ: Tips on how to fake pop culture knowledge to reach heathens for Jesus
If there’s one thing that’s sure to get people to want to listen to what you think is a universal truth and belief system, it’s lying to them about your life and beliefs to trick them into having conversations and being friends.
if youre down or sad tonight, watch this seal complain about going into the water and in general be a big baby
Seal sounds like Bender goddamn.
roflmao if I saw this anywhere else I’d be like “..is it sick?”
I LOVE THIS SEAL
This is me today when it comes to doing anything productive.
Any soldier with a dog probably looks forward to his or her own reunion. Sadly, Brandon Harker came home from Afghanistan only to find that his dog, Oakley, who had been entrusted in the care of Harkers friend, had been given away while Harker was deployed.
Harker says when he returned earlier this month, his “friend” told him he’d gotten rid of Oakley, and doesn’t know who has the dog now. Oakley was either sold or given away in Lakewood, Wash, apparently during May, but it could have happened anytime from February till June, and
numerous people have contacted Harker saying they saw Oakley for sale on craiglist back in Feburary.
Oakley is a 2-year-old yellow Lab, with a distinct coat that features unusual spots. He is described as good with kids and other dogs. He has a unique coat, on his face he has spots of a darker yellow (champagne) he also has spots of the same color going down his sides and legs. He is micro-chipped and registered to Harker.
If anyone has any information on Oakley, contact Harker via his craigstlist ad, or reblog this post to help signal boost.
Reblogging for the boost!
If my puppy was given away I’d want him found and back in my arms ASAP.
I dont reblog these at all
But guys if your dog was given away, think about it
what if it was yours? signal boost!
I would absolutely murder someone if this happened to either one of my dogs. Get this guy and his dog back together.
The complete article can be found here: http://totalfratmove.com/why-girls-should-not-cut-their-hair-short/
I love the look of everyone’s hair above. I don’t understand why people think it’s bad?
Two of my friends have a short/pixie hair. They look really cute with it too.
WOAH WOAH WOAH. HOLD THE FUCK UP HERE.
THIS GUY IS NOT ONLY SAYING THAT AESTHETICS ARE THE ONLY IMPORTANT THING IN APPEALING TO GUYS, BUT HE’S TELLING US WE CAN’T HAVE OUR HAIR HOW WE WANT IT?
THIS IS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF PATRIARCHAL BULLSHIT I’VE EVER HEARD.
ALL OF THE GIRLS UP THERE LOOK FUCKING FLAWLESS WITH PIXIE CUTS. AND EVEN IF THEY DIDN’T, GUESS WHAT!! IT DOESN’T EVEN AFFECT YOU!! SO STOP!! TELLING!! WOMEN!! TO LOOK!! A CERTAIN!! WAY!!!
US WOMEN AREN’T HERE TO PRETTY OURSELVES UP FOR MEN. HELL, SOME OF US AREN’T EVEN ATTRACTED TO MEN. WE’RE HERE TO BE OURSELVES AND IF SOMEONE HAPPENS TO BECOME ATTRACTED TO US ALONG THE WAY, THEN HEY, THAT’S AWESOME.
AND TRYING TO SAY THAT EVEN WOMEN NOTICE IT? BULLSHIT. IT’S JUST TRYING TO GUILT US INTO THINKING THAT THE POPULAR MALE OPINION IS RIGHT.
WOMEN CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO DO. WE’RE NOT JUST HERE TO FEED INTO THE IMAGE OF WHATEVER SEX FANTASIES MEN HAVE. WE’RE INDIVIDUALS, AND WE CAN EXPRESS OURSELVES IN WHATEVER WAY WE WANT.
I’ve never heard of this site before now. Because of that, I assumed it must have been a satire site that’s mocking idiots who think like this writer. I looked and while the site might have satirical points, they are pointed in the wrong direction. Go read this article in response to TFM: http://fraternalthoughts.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-war-of-aspirations.html
Now, do what I’m going to do and go back to letting your life exist without this site or its affiliated sites in it.
…for the contingent out there who sneer at heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman and Captain America, those icons who still, at their core, represent selfless sacrifice for the greater good, and who justify their contempt by saying, oh, it’s so unrealistic, no one would ever be so noble… grow up. Seriously. Cynicism is not maturity, do not mistake the one for the other. If you truly cannot accept a story where someone does the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, that says far more about who you are than these characters.
Greg Rucka wrote more about Superman, including his response to a ridiculous criticism of the character, a few years earlier in his bid to help preserve the home of Jerry Siegel, one of the creators of Superman.
“Well, y’know, my problem with Superman is that he’s totally unrealistic. Nobody with that kind of power would be that good, that altruistic. Nobody who could do whatever he wanted, however he wanted, whenever he wanted, would choose to do the right thing all the time. Hell, nobody would choose to do the right thing half the time.”
I used to get angry when I heard people spout that line of cynicism. Used to really piss me off; not anymore. Now? Now it just makes me sad.
Think about it. Think about where you have to be, what your view of the world, of life, of humanity, of all we have accomplished, of all we’ve learned, of all we do everyday, of all we’re yet to do, of all we can become… and then think about what it means to say you can’t buy Superman because he’s “too good.”
This mirrors my thoughts exactly. I’ve had conversations about this with other people who say that the character is too powerful or too good to be interesting. To which, I usually say, “Bullshit.” Rucka manages to encapsulate much of my argument against such a feeling here. I may not have been the biggest fan of his work when he wrote Superman, but I wholeheartedly agree with his thoughts on the character.