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Justice League is receiving mostly positive praise on social media ahead of its theatrical release this Friday. However, some folks are less than thrilled about the film’s costumes, specifically what the Amazonian warriors have to wear in Zack Snyder’s superhero movie versus in Patty Jenkins’ well-received Wonder Woman.
The fierce women of Themyscira are much more covered up with armor in Wonder Woman than in Justice League, fan site The Golden Lasso points out in an article posted over the weekend. Twitter user @Rosgakori, who tweeted the story, also posted a side-by-side image of each film’s cast, with the warriors in Justice League revealing much more of their abs.
In case you wonder: Here’s a picture of how the Amazons looked in Wonder Woman…next to pic how they look in Justice League. First designed by Lindy Hemming, second by Michael Wilkinson.
Some steps backwards, methinks. pic.twitter.com/IVqeX7PBso
— Atte Timonen (@Rosgakori) November 12, 2017
Wonder Woman‘s costumes were designed by Lindy Hemming, while Michael Wilkinson worked on Justice League. (Wilkinson also handled the costumes for Batman v. Superman.)
One Twitter user responded to the new costumes, writing, “I mean, yes, they have great abs. But it makes no sense to fight like that.” While many expressed frustration, some argued that the costume change may have been a result of the film’s period in which the Amazonians are shown. “To be fair, it’s possible that the scene in which we see the Amazons in JL takes place in the distant past, as implied by the trailers. In that case, they would have had to change the looks,” wrote one user.
Athena Film Festival artistic director Melissa Silverstein also called it “a fantastic example of the difference between the male and female gaze.”
Here is a fantastic example of the difference between the male and female gaze.
Patty Jenkins’ Amazon warriors on the left. Zack Snyder’s on the right. pic.twitter.com/fRDkV8dFLe
— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) November 12, 2017
For now, it looks like moviegoers will have to wait and see what goes down with the costumes (or lack thereof) when Justice League opens in theaters Nov. 17.
The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Warner Bros. for comment.
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