Another week, another controversy over Wonder Woman. Just weeks after Warner Bros came under fire for their casting of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Man of Steel: I Like My Knight Like I Like My Women movie, Warner Bros is under fire again for another portrayal of the iconic superheroine. An early review of The Lego Movie, which features a toy version of Wonder Woman as a supporting character, was critical of the character's body shape, saying she looked nothing like her comic book counterpart. "The character design lacks any sort of curvature whatsoever," said Howard Cantour, a movie critic for the film site OriginalMovieIdeas.com. "How are people supposed to root for a Wonder Woman that looks like a toy?"
Cantour went on to criticize the character design for having the wrong angles, and even went as far as to say that Wonder Woman's breasts looked like "a sticker stuck on a block of plastic." He also noted that The Lego Movie's Wonder Woman was too short. "She's supposed to be 6'2"," Cantour said angrily. "Not an inch and a half."
The film critic also noted that the character's metal bikini bottom was "the most unsexy thing" he had ever seen, and expressed doubt that anyone would find The Lego Movie's version of the character appealing to all. "I've fantasized about having sex with plenty of things," said the film critic. "Three breasted women, giant blue cat women, underaged Disney Princesses. But one thing I won't be getting off to is Lego Wonder Woman."
Cantour isn't the only critic of the design. Several other fans pointed out the similarities between her design and the design of every other female character in the movie. "It's as if they used a single body type for every female character in the movie," said Professor Thaddeus T. Puffinbottoms, a professor of Late Controversy Bandwagonning at DeVry University. Puffinbottoms also noted that Wonder Woman's body shape looked shockingly similar to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who also appear in Lego form in the movie. " While its hard to due to the different skin colors and head types, the characters' body shapes look exactly alike," Puffinbottoms pointed out. "The hips, the arms, the legs. Even the feet are identical. I wonder if the studio realized they'd be comparing women to overgrown mutant reptiles? Maybe that was there plan all along."
Even Cobie Smulders, who voices Wonder Woman in the movie, had her doubts about the character. "I stepped on a Wonder Woman Lego figurine this morning," she said angrily. "You'd think someone would have thought to make it have less sharp corners."
The Lego Movie debuts in theatres February 7th.