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While We’re Waiting For a Wonder Woman Movie, Here’s An Amazing Fan Film You Should Watch [VIDEO]


I don’t want to spoil it for you, so let me just say that if you’re a fan of Wonder Woman, kick-ass fight scenes, Doug Jones, and/or just good short films, you need to watch Leo Kei AngelosFirst Impressions. Click play. We’ll wait.

You know that video we posted yesterday about how Wonder Woman needs a movie already? Call Angelos up, Hollywood.

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  • Adam R. Charpentier

    That was a ton of fun, better than the last one even, and more of what I’d like to see in a Wonder Woman with some exceptions:

    1. “What just happened?” Serously?
    2. She waited until he had gotten the shit kicked out of him to do anything. Broken nose, collapsed lung, broken ribs…sure, none of that happened since most of the blood had disappeared by the time he stood up and he seemed mostly fine except for some apparent pain in his side, but come on. Between this, Green Lantern using his ring to murder people behind a bar, Batman quitting, and Superman letting half of Metropolis die, I’m starting to understand the “Make mine Marvel” slogan from yesteryear.
    3. One of the street punks immediately gets in a hit. That would NOT happen.

  • Anonymous

    Lol, I thought the same thing. “Is she seriously letting them beat up her date?!”

  • Sarah

    Doug Jones to play all of the bad guys. He’s so creepy :D

    Was a little off plot wise but the fighting was good and the bullet to the bracers was done really well.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    At that point, I assumed that she WASN’T Wonder Woman and that Wonder Woman was going to either appear and save the day or something was going to inspire her to act in a way that Wonder Woman would admire, kind of like every single episode of Captain Planet.

  • TKS

    WAS THAT SO HARD?

  • Rebecca Pahle

    I assumed she was just trying to maintain her secret identity as long as possible.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    Doug Jones to play EVERYONE.

  • Anonymous

    Came here to say exactly this.

  • Patrick Denny

    It was reminiscent of a ‘Captain Liberty’ sup-plot in one of the Tick Live Action episodes. Liz Vassey (who played ‘Captain Liberty’) could asctually do a good WW.

  • Anonymous

    We are all inspired by the Big Blue Guy. He takes pollution down to zero.

  • http://manicsquirrel.com Carla Lewis

    Wow! That was awesome.

  • Anonymous

    Other than letting the beat down go on too long, this is a Wonder Woman I could get behind.

  • Samuel

    Maybe she hadn’t liked the first date as much as she claimed.

  • http://runt.org/ Adrian

    I enjoyed that, it was fun… but I’m also feeling cranky/critical:

    PROS:
    1. Love the action sequence! Clear shots. WW is a goddess-level skilled fighter that a WW demands clear shots of the action for each fight scene. This is my number one take-away from this, I loved it.
    2. Doug Jones.

    CONS:
    1. They succeeded in inserting a rad WW butt-shot in the YouTube preview.
    2. I don’t buy that WW would just giggle when her date started mansplaining about how it was “unrealistic” that “a single woman” could take out the Crazy 88. (On re-watching, maybe she’s laughing to mock him? lol)
    3. I don’t believe that WW would just stand around for so long, doing nothing. Much less let her date stand in the way and try to protect her… much less let him get beat-up.
    4. I agree with Adam in the comments, no way any of those guys would EVER land a hit on WW. Ever… unless she wanted them to break their hand on her face.

  • http://runt.org/ Adrian

    Diana can’t lie! :)

  • Anonymous

    This is badass!!!!

  • http://technicalluddite.com/ Hannele Kormano

    She barely says anything during the entire fight, she lets him take the lead each and every time (if whipping him out the way at the very last second). I would have liked just a little “seriously, let me handle this.”

  • Sarah Brockman

    This. Plus, and the guy had just told her he didn’t think Wonder Woman could really take multiple baddies in a fight. Maybe it was to prove a point?

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Hah! I wanted to add something like, “Although maybe he talked with his mouth full through the whole date, so she got caught up in the moment enjoying his beating.” Maybe!

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    That’s awful. But…the movie they saw wasn’t named. I assumed “88 crazed killers” referred to Kill Bill.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    That too, yes!

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    With your #4, that didn’t even occur to me. Hitting her would be like hitting a brick wall. Good point!

  • Sarah Brockman

    I agree – just speculating as to why it went on so long, since it really isn’t clear. Could be editing, directing, etc, but if it’s story, it’s one possible explanation.

  • Jamie Jeans

    And once again, fans working with a limited budget have done MORE than a MULTI BILLION DOLLAR COMPANY!!!

    You have NO EXCUSES anymore, DC Comics!

    Films with women as the lead sell!

    ACTION FILMS with women as the lead sell!

    Women AND Men want to see superhero movies with women as the lead!

    If you write it well, get actors that act well, a good budget, it will DO WELL. It’s SO bloody simple!

  • Anonymous

    Gotta agree with the folks questioning why she let her man get beat down for so long. If my woman was a bad-ass like that, the first thing I’d be asking her afterwards was “WHY DID YOU LET ME GET MY ASS KICKED LIKE THAT?!” And then I would run because I wouldn’t want her to drop kick me like she did that dude at 2:29.

  • Matthew Clark

    Yup, that was pretty fantastic. Plenty of $100M+ superhero films weren’t as enjoyable as those 4 minutes on YouTube. Nothing but unabashed support from this guy who’s never bought a WONDER WOMAN comic.

    That said, I’m also glad to see plenty of folks pointing out that Diana let the baddies land fifteen solid hits against her date before even SAYING anything. It certainly serves to make the reveal that much stronger but from a character standpoint it’s a completely dick move on her part. I’m laughing about it, but man… I don’t think I’d feel the same way if Clark let a bunch of thugs punch Lois a dozen times before stammering, “Hey, knock it off you jerks!”

    although – Clark DID just stand by and watch his dad die in the last SUPERMAN movie… Damn, DC! Why your characters gotta be such dicks? :P

  • Samuel

    It was probably his comment at the beginning about how “it’s so unrealistic for a -woman- to fight off all those guys”
    Like: “you don’t think women can fight, maybe you think you can handle this. — Oh crap never mind he’s getting the shit kicked out of him.”

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, the beginning really set the mood for me not liking the dude or why this young lady/WW would be interested in him, giggling, and such. I cannot see WW (or anyone that runs in social justice/feminism/equality circles at least) just letting the weird ‘C’moooon, a woman fighting all these people is unrealistic’ commentary pass by with nothing but a giggle.

    If they had changed the line to ‘person’ instead of ‘woman,’ it’d likely have an entirely different tone and effect on me.

  • Anonymous

    Good points. Maybe he’s just blacked out because he’s one of those guys who think that men are the stronger sex and he can’t handle his shit?
    Maybe she thought it wouldn’t get that far and she was hoping not to have to reveal herself on the first date? It’s gotta be hard to date.
    Maybe that punk had super speed?
    Yeah maybe not.

  • Anonymous

    Considering how bad the actress was just saying “stop”, it’s probably for the best she didn’t have too much badass dialog.
    Great fighting though.

  • Anonymous

    I think the “giggle” was more of a “if you only knew, dude” laugh. Maybe she let them beat him up a bit so he’d learn his lesson lol. Nah maybe not.

  • Anonymous

    That’s some awesome fighting. I really like the fight’s choreography. They make her use her legs a lot, which makes a lot of sense since women have way more strength than most men in their lower bodies although, well, she’s WW, she has more strength in her little finger than most people. Still, it’s some of the best fighting I’ve seen on screen in a while, and that includes big budget “action” movies.

  • Anonymous

    DC and Warner are so full of nonsense. If an indie filmmaker with probably one quarter of the resources they have can pull off something this great, they can do it, too. They don’t want to adapt WW not because it’s “tricky,” they just have no confidence in the character. What a shame.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe she was trying to preserve his sense that he was the gallant protector in this scenario.

    And as to #3, I don’t know. Presumably her fortitude is pretty insanely high. It could be she doesn’t regard a punch to the face as a significant attack, in the same way as you or I might disregard the feeble pummeling of a two-year-old.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe the people that made this fucked up the scene.

    I still like it a lot, a lot better than the last one but that scene was poorly made