Skip to comments.James Cameron Calls ‘Wonder Woman’ a ‘Step Backwards’ for Female Protagonists
Posted on 08/25/2017 7:50:39 AM PDT by EdnaMode
Wonder Woman may have received overwhelmingly positives notices, was a box office behemoth, and is even getting an Oscar push from Warner Bros., but it has one high-profile critic.
In an interview with the Guardian, James Cameron took on a different tone, taking aim at the way the iconic superhero, played by Gal Gadot, was portrayed.
All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywoods been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided, he told the outlet in an interview to promote the Terminator 2: Judgment Day re-release. Shes an objectified icon, and its just male Hollywood doing the same old thing!
Cameron has been recognized for his female protagonists, including Rose (Kate Winslet) in Titanic, Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) in Avatar, and perhaps most notably, Sarah Conner (Linda Hamilton) in Terminator.
Im not saying I didnt like the movie but, to me, its a step backwards, he continued. 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!
While Wonder Woman has been generally praised for portraying its title character (and her fellow Amazonians) as a powerful, complex female figure, its received its fair share of criticism, too. Director Patty Jenkins addressed those concerns in an interview with the Los Angeles Times in May, telling the publication, I get frustrated by people who think that theyre defending [Wonder Woman] by trying to make her lesser. When people get super critical about her outfit, whos the one getting crazy about what a woman wears? Thats who she is; thats Wonder Woman. I want her to look like my childhood fantasy.
But, still Cameron makes it clear that he continues to be all for women being represented in film.
There are many women in power in Hollywood and they do get to guide and shape what films get made, Cameron said. I think no, I cant account for it. Because how many times do I have to demonstrate the same thing over again? I feel like Im shouting in a wind tunnel!
Variety has reached out to Camerons camp for comment.
Sounds like Cameron’s jealous panties are in a knot.
Is he still mad he lost out on Best Picture to his ex-wife?
Rosie O’Donnell was runner up for the part, but she was narrowly edged out by a hot-looking Israeli. Damn, could’ve been such a great movie /s
Although Cameron is a monumental filmmaking talent, he’s also a colossal trick with a p.
The aerodynamics were like a brick and so nobody would find it believable. And besides, they couldn't source that much brass on short notice.
Yup. Translation: “I didn’t make that movie, so how good could it be?”
Hey, leave poor Whoppie out of it, Cameron. What'd she ever do to you?
In other words; “Why didn’t I take that directing job when it was offered to me? I could have done it so much better. Then I would be the one getting high-fived around the world right now. Right now, I’m stuck on this assembly line, grinding out movie after movie about ugly, blue aliens destroying the dominant race and saving Mother Earth and I’m missing out on the fun stuff!”
Brava, Ms. Jenkins!
Do they care that half the audience are conservatives?
Nope, they seem to think only liberals should go to the movies.
Cameron makes great "big popcorn pictures", but I still believe his mega bucks TITANIC pales in comparison to the lesser seen A NIGHT TO REMEMBER.
James Cameron is a step backward in manliness.
sexist pig cameron hates it when a strong female is depicted with superpowers: such powers should belong exclusively to the boys club.
Wonder Woman defies liberal insistence that female heroes be butch man haters.
I wouldn't say Cameron's movie pales in comparison. I like both, but probably slightly prefer the earlier film. I also like Titanic with Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck. The ending, with Clifton Webb and his son and the rest of the people on board singing "Nearer My God to Thee" is better than the endings of either of the other two IMHO.
“Not sure the mastermind behind CGI Eco Smurf Tits ought to be weighing in on bad movies.”
They just wanted to give her the award for the Hurt Locker. Her Zero Dark Thirty was far superior!
Has he watched any of his movies? All 3 of his “powerful” women show up nude, or virtually nude, in the movie. Guess “objectification” is okay when done by him.
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