James Cameron: ‘Wonder Woman’ praise is “misguided”, a “step backwards” for women

Wonder Woman was met with praise from everyone this summer. From critics, to fans, to the most popular celebrities in the world, like Oprah. But there’s one powerful director in Hollywood who does not share that opinion.

James Cameron, director of Titanic, Avatar, and The Terminator, recently spoke to The Guardian. When the topic of Wonder Woman came up, he had strong words to share. “All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided,” Cameron said.

“She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards. Sarah Connor [in Terminator] was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit. And to me, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!”

Update: Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has responded to Cameron’s comments. Check out her statement below:

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SOURCE: The Guardian