Calm down, I know what you’re thinking by the title there, ya dirty perv!
So as you know from listening to the Amplification Nation Podcast, Episode #1, the first Wonder Woman footage dropped at the San Diego Comic Con this year. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly suggest you go watch it now on YouTube (Click Here). It’s been just under a month since it was released and the trailer has been viewed more than 24 million times. To put that in perspective, the Justice League trailer that was released the same day, has about 500,000 less views. If you listen to the podcast, both Sebastian and I loved the Wonder Woman trailer. It looks amazing, from the panorama shots of the Amazon, to everything Gal Gadot does and says as Wonder Woman.
However it was recently revealed that there is one DC fan out there that is not too thrilled about the release of Amazonian Princess film. There was a letter that was published last week, written by a lady named “Gracie Law” which isn’t her real name, it’s a character from Big Trouble in Little China, about how the new Wonder Woman movie is a complete dumpster fire. I should probably mention that Gracie is a former employee of Warner Brothers.
Apparently “Gracie” started writing this letter more than a year ago to Warner Brothers CEO Kevin Tsujihara when she didn’t like the Man of Steel movie that basically started the DCEU. She goes on to say that she held off on finishing and sending the letter because she was holding out hope that the Suicide Squad movie would be the saving grace of WB Studios. Turns out she didn’t like the movie at all, stating “When I left my screening of Suicide Squad last week, I was angry. I was annoyed and let down and frustrated as well, but mostly I was just angry.”
What does she have to be so angry about? Look, if you came out of Suicide Squad not liking the movie, it’s because you went into the movie with that negative thought process. Could there have been more Joker? Absolutely. But the Suicide Squad isn’t about the Joker, it’s about the characters that were presented. They are setting up the Joker character for the future of the DCEU and I can almost guarantee he will make more appearances in the upcoming years. So what was she angry about you ask again, well she says “I was angry because I couldn’t stop thinking about you, Kevin Tsujihara.”
She goes on to make numerous complaints about working for Warner Brothers, including company layoffs, a memo put out about the layoffs, a bunch of different movies that were later released by WB and how the bottom workers suffer while the top execs continue to screw up with no repercussions.
Here’s my problems with this letter from this “former employee”. First of all, there is no reason that any movie should make you mad enough that you feel so compelled to write an angry letter to the CEO. Second of all, if you’re going to do something like this, have the balls to use your real name. Are you from Big Trouble in Little China? Oh you’re not? Then use your real name. Third, she’s coming off sounding like she was sleeping with the boss and he just dumped her one day and didn’t want anything to do with her, see her quote about why she’s angry.
She never really gets into what she didn’t like so much about Suicide Squad, just that it was bad. It’s so bad that it’s been the number one movie in theaters since it was released. What finally gets me with the letter, is that she begins throwing shade at Wonder Woman saying “Don’t try to hide behind the great trailer. People inside are already confirming it’s another mess.” If this movie was such a mess, I’d like to hear someone other than a former employee come out say that the movie is another disaster. She even said that the trailer is great, so again she’ll be going into another superhero movie with a negative attitude and for some reason she’ll be surprised when she doesn’t like it.
Let us know what you think in the comments.