James Cameron is currently living his dream by making a bajillion more “Avatar” movies that nobody wants to see, but he’s also been spending some time at the cinema. Specifically, just like everyone else this summer, he bought a ticket for “Wonder Woman.” However, unlike everyone else, he has some beef, and of course, he couldn’t help but reference his own movies in the process.
Speaking with The Guardian, the director of the recently 3D retrofied “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” revealed that he was not on #teamwonderwoman.
“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!” Cameron exclaimed.
“I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards,” Cameron 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!”
A powerful woman can be beautiful and strong, and can be a hero without being completely damaged, but I suppose not in Cameron’s world. It’s also unclear if he’s aware of his troubling treatment of Jamie Lee Curtis‘ character in “True Lies,” but I suppose that’s a whole other conversation.
At any rate, Cameron is not on board with “Wonder Woman.” Thoughts? Hit up the comments section.