YMMV / Amazons Attack

  • Critical Research Failure: Okay, so Wonder Woman's mother is brainwashed. Wonder Woman can cure people who have been brainwashed by wrapping them with her magic lasso. So that means she should USE THE FLIPPING LASSO!
  • Fanon Discontinuity: To many Wondy fans.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In Wonder Woman vol. 3 #14, a character echoes most of the fandom's sentiments by saying "The last thing we want is Amazons Attack: The Sequel". Solicitations for DC's upcoming Flashpoint crossover seem to indicate that we may indeed get Amazons Attack: The Sequel.
    • While the Amazon-Atlantian war did have some more similarities to A.A. (both sides were manipulated by traitors within their ranks), much more care was put into the plot and it was better recieved. It wasn't all about Straw Feminists killing men for being men while being under control that could've been easily broken, at least.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Delivers one to the 2006 remake of The Wicker Man.
    Nicholas Cage: NOT THE BEES!
  • Idiot Plot: The whole thing. Just about everyone acts as an idiot to make sure the thing lasts for six issues plus tie-ins.
    • Artemis and Phillipus clearly believe their queen has gone mad and is unfit to lead, but they just stand there and fret instead of attempting to overthrow her.
    • Superman has a chance to capture Hippolyta while she's fighting Wonder Woman, but he just breaks up the fight by carrying off Wonder Woman instead.
      • Wonder Woman forgets that she, at the very least, is the second most powerful character working for the side of good and just lets Superman cart her off.
    • Several characters do a bunch of stupid things that make the situation worse, or are just so stupid that you just can't suspend enough disbelief to buy into the situation. We'd be here all day if we tried to list them all here.
    • However, at least one deserves special mention: the incident where a trainload of women who have been rounded up by the US Army for 'detention camps' has decided, after the train has been derailed, to just walk home. The soldiers see an unarmed crowd of US civilians whose backs are to them, peacefully leaving. Although their (female) CO orders them not to fire, her (male, of course) XO immediately orders the soldiers to mow them down, which they do not hesitate to try doing. But that's not the real idiocy. The real idiocy is that all of this is happening while Superman is standing right there, watching them. Did it not once cross the Major's mind that Big Blue might possibly have an objection to mass murder of unarmed civilians? And have the power to register that objection violently?
    • Also, Wonder Woman could use her lasso to instantly resolve everything. No seriously, the main character's regular powers (not just powers she randomly has) could effortlessly solve the problem. She is in plenty of situations to use these. She never does. Remember, her lasso forced a freakin' god (Ares) to see the truth of his poorly conceived plan.
    • Wonder Girl and Supergirl try to get the President and Hippolyta into peace talks to end the conflict. So far, sorta reasonable...but then their plan is to forcibly bring the President to Hippolyta by crippling Air Force One, resulting in the deaths of everyone aboard except the two of them and the President when the Amazons catch up with the jet. And that's ignoring the fact that their plan was to abduct the leader of the nation under unprovoked siege and bring him to the psychotic despot who spent the entire conflict trying to set a new record for 'Most Warcrimes Per Minute.'
  • It's Not Supposed to Win Oscars: Amazingly, one review of the trade paperback tried this rationale, like the series was one big Michael Bay movie.
  • Memetic Mutation: The page quote is so stupid, it's awesome.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The first pages of the book, where two Amazons slaughter a man and his young son while they're looking at the Lincoln Memorial and discussing what Abraham Lincoln stood for — and then one Amazon asks the other about the statue. "Just a man." And this is the Establishing Character Moment for the invasion. It went From Bad to Worse from there. Much worse.
  • Narm Charm: The real Big Bad being Granny Goodness of all people comes so far out of nowhere that some readers actually find it hilarious.
  • Shocking Swerve: Granny Goodness as the mastermind. Not only was this reveal not given any buildup in the book, it wasn't even properly explained in Countdown to Final Crisis OR Death Of The New Gods!
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Fans were actually excited about the prospect of the Amazons and the United States coming to blows, especially since the project originated as an aborted prelude to Infinite Crisis. Things went downhill fast.
  • What an Idiot: It'd probably take up most of this page to list them, but let's just say that nobody acts smart in this series.
    • The President apparently thinks that locking up EVERY WOMAN in America is a great idea. Jesus wept...
      • For the record, this would mean that the president ordered over one hundred and fifty million people locked up.
    • Also, Batman first mentions that it is a war and the heroes should be able to kill, then almost immediately afterwards says to Superman that they shouldn't kill. ON THE SAME PAGE. Did the bees cause your mind to snap, Bats? Further compounded by this being, well, Batman. One of the heroes most known for doing everything in his power to never take a life, deciding that it's okay to kill.
    • And Wonder Girl and Supergirl decide that kidnapping the President right out of Air Force and taking him to Hippolyta so the two can settle their differences is a good idea. Yes, the Ax-Crazy, man-killing, batshit insane Hippolyta. Needless to say, this is possibly the dumbest idea in comic books since the Church of Humanity's plot to convert all Catholics to their church by making Nightcrawler the pope. They wind up crashing the plane (killing almost everyone on board, by the way), almost killing the President, and getting attacked by a horde of Amazons before they're bailed out by Supes (who is, incidentally, the only person in the entire flipping comic who acts like he has a fifth of a brain).
    • And when Wonder Woman and Hippolyta are fighting, Superman rushes in, scoops Wondy up, and carries her away to help with fighting the Amazon army. Never mind that this means it was completely within his power to pick up Hippolyta instead of Wonder Woman and throw her in jail, or throwing her into space, or heat-visioning her... No, picking up Wonder Woman instead made perfect sense.
    • And Wonder Woman too. Forgetting the lasso is just one of the many idiotic things she does. It's almost sad to see poor Diana trying to fight when every single one of her actions and every line of dialogue that comes out of mouth clearly indicate that she must be suffering severe brain damage and memory loss.