James Cameron’s Wonder Woman Criticisms, Patty Jenkins’ Response

James Cameron had problems with Wonder Woman, and Patty Jenkins has responded to them...

James Cameron has been doing some promotional work for the return of Terminator 2 to cinemas on August 29th. And in an interview with The Guardian, he’s been chatting about the summer smash hit Wonder Woman, and his problems with it.

Cameron said in the interview that “all of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided. 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.”

He added of one of his own characters that “Sarah Connor 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.”

It did not take long for his comments to catch fire, and for a backlash against them to begin.

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Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is amongst those who have responded, and she posted the following to Twitter…

— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) August 25, 2017

Wonder Woman is on DVD, Blu-ray, Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray and streaming services in October.

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