AceShowbiz - Despite "Wonder Woman" being celebrated as a major feminist achievement following its massive success, famed director James Cameron has a different view on the DC film's praise. The filmmaker behind the "Avatar" and "Terminator" film franchises thinks the %cGal Gadot%-led film actually takes women's representation on the silver screen "a step backwards."
Cameron was speaking with The Guardian about the re-release of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" in 3D when he was asked what he thought about the praise over "Wonder Woman". The 63-year-old Oscar-winning helmer said that he believes the Patty Jenkins-directed flick is a step back for feminism and even went so far as to call the character an "objectified icon."
"All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood's been doing over 'Wonder Woman' has been so misguided," Cameron told the site. "She's an objectified icon, and it's just male Hollywood doing the same old thing!" He went on saying that he's "not saying I didn't like the movie but, to me, it's a step backwards."
He went on saying, "['Terminator' character] 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." The helmer added that to him, "[the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!"
Following his remark, Cameron immediately became a Twitter sensation. Female celebrities like %cCher% and %cLena Dunham% were among people slamming the "Titanic" helmer.
Poking fun at Cameron's controversial remark, Cher took to the micro-blogging site to post the remark along with his ex-wife %cLinda Hamilton%'s comment on their marriage. Hamilton said that living with Cameron was "terrible on every level."
James Cameron: "Wonder Woman objectified it's lead & was a step backwards from Sarah Connor."
Linda Hamilton: pic.twitter.com/jUeaNjOVpd— Cher (@thecherness) August 24, 2017
Dunham tweeted, "I think of James Cameron exclusively as 'that dude who didn't manage to hold [Oscar-winning filmmaker] Kathryn Bigelow down.' "
I think of James Cameron exclusively as "that dude who didn't manage to hold Kathryn Bigelow down."— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 25, 2017
Susan Eisenberg was among "Wonder Woman" fans who clapped back at Cameron. She said, "I think Mr. James Cameron should take a step backwards! In the hands of @PattyJenks & @galgadot, #WonderWoman was anything but objectified!"
Scott Stamper tweeted, "I love James Cameron. I think he has the Midas Touch when it comes to filmmaking. But his take on Wonder Woman is dead wrong."
I love James Cameron. I think he has the Midas Touch when it comes to filmmaking. But his take on Wonder Woman is dead wrong.— Scott Stamper (@DerfelBarada) August 24, 2017