James Cameron has drawn a social media backlash today following comments about Patty Jenkins’ recent “Wonder Woman” film.
Cameron, who has famously written some of Hollywood’s strongest female protagonists in times when there were few, tells The Guardian he wasn’t majorly impressed:
“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.
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.”
The five times married Cameron has understandably drawn ire on social media for his ‘mansplaining’ comments with Jenkins now issuing a response via Twitter:
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) August 25, 2017
Cameron is currently plotting four sequels to “Avatar” while a follow-up to “Wonder Woman” is on the way with Jenkins back at the helm.