Director James Cameron is being crushed on the interwebs for some highly questionable remarks he made about the recent box office smash “Wonder Woman”.
“Wonder Woman” broke the bank no matter how you spin it.
Highest grossing film of the year, the highest grossing film in DECU, the highest grossing film for a female director, among the highest grossing films for a female lead in a male dominated industry.
Wonder Woman was amazing, a triumph, exactly what this country needed during a very dark time for gender equality.
Against that backdrop, Camerson says this
From the Guardian
“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!”
Mr. Camerson is certainly entitled to his outragousopinion, but he is running the risk of sounding like a petty misogynist that is salty about the wild success Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot experienced when Wonder Woman was released.
This was a totally unnecessary, supremely sexist statement from a director who is among the more respected in history.
Bad form James Cameron, bad form.