Check Out This New Live Action Wonder Woman Short By Rainfall Films

We haven’t seen a live action Wonder Woman project get released by the folks who actually own the character since the late 1970s, but that hasn’t stopped others from trying to pick up the slack.  There have been a few Wonder Woman shorts over the past year or so, all of them quite enjoyable, and here’s another great one to add to the list.  The short was created by Rainfall Films, directed by Sam Balcomb and starring Rileah Vanderbilt as Wonder Woman.  It’s got no dialogue, and plays more like a trailer than a story, but the production values are really impressive.  Let’s take a look:

There’s lots of cool stuff in that short, but I think what I loved most were the giant minotaurs that towered over Paradise Island.  The fight in the streets was fun and nicely put together, but I loved the look of the minotaurs and how good the CGI was.  Paradise Island in general was very well done.

Wonder Woman is capable of straddling the real and mythological worlds, which is why she’d make for such a great movie, and this short captures that cleverly.  The weaving of the two scenes, tied through Wonder Woman’s movements, along with the stark colour differences between the two settings, presented both sides of the character fantastically.

The costume was cool as well, and I liked the dramatic reveal leading into the fight.  Rileah Vanderbilt made a good Wonder Woman; she actually reminded me a lot of Cobie Smulders, Joss Whedon’s choice for the role when he was working on his doomed Wonder Woman project years back.

All in all, it’s a great short film and is visually quite impressive.  Enjoy these few minutes of Wonder Woman kicking some ass, because it may be a long while before we ever get a sanctioned Wonder Woman project.


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6 Responses to “Check Out This New Live Action Wonder Woman Short By Rainfall Films”

  1. Karl Says:

    Well, its my birthday today [the 30th] and seeing this is a nice surprise, esp as I also got a WW trade paperback.
    This trailer is good work, and sounds good for a possible follow-up.

  2. IronBerserk Says:

    I liked this short a lot and outlined in many ways how a Wonder Woman movie would kick ass. A hot chick fighting mythological creatures and gods…how did this not pick up yet?!!!

    There was one thing that this short kind of was a miss for me and that was the ending with Wonder Woman flying off. I know it’s not high budget and all, but couldn’t there have been a way in which they could make her fly off at an incredible speed? Like a special effect blur or something? You know, instead of a slow rising obvious stage string effect 😛

    A part from that complaint, I thought it was really cool.

    • Tim Hanley Says:

      Yeah, a Wonder Woman movie could be the awesomest thing ever. I read somewhere that this was the most watched video on Youtube at one point, so there’s yet another argument in the “it’s so ridiculous we don’t have a Wonder Woman movie yet” column.

  3. Karl Says:

    Thanks Tim, I got the Heinberg/Dodson trade ‘Who Is Wonder Woman, and very nice it was too.

    • Tim Hanley Says:

      Oh fun! That’s a good one. I really like that story, and I was sad that Heinberg could only stay on the book for a few issues. Plus, the Dodsons’ Donna Troy as Wonder Woman costume is one of my favourites.

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