After watching Nikita and seeing a somewhat disappointing end, I was actually excited to see that there currently is a "new" version of Nikita airing on the CW, with Maggie Q. and Shane West headlining. Interestingly enough, this spin off has Nikita want revenge on the CIA organization that ruined her life. While the original French film Nikita had the super heroine simply run away from her life at its end, this one sees Nikita coming back and fully fighting the baddies. The trailer for this Nikita looks pretty badass: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySr1u6jguHQ. Yet while watching, I could not help but notice that she was dressed very sexy and revealing for most of it. Even the music in the trailer was very pop-ish at one point.
In the promotional poster above, Nikita is depicted in a very sexual way. The headline even reads "looks do kill." Is this new Nikita over sexualized? Do these modern-day assassin super heroines all need to be sexy to be deadly and powerful?
I've personally not seen this show, so if anyone has, I would love to hear what you all think about it. Do you all believe this new version of Nikita is stronger and better than the old version?