In a strange new interview with The Guardian, James Cameron offered up his two cents about Wonder Woman. As part of the conversation that veered towards "strong, independent" women, the director revealed he didn't really like the film, or Hollywood's reception of it:
"All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided," he said. "He’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."
Woah, woah, woah. Wait up. Wonder Woman had its fair share of issues, but to call it a step backward?! Okay, Cameron, if Wonder Woman isn't doing it for you, who or what would be a more appropriate icon?
"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!"
Oh man, James Cameron. Why did you have to go there? His misguided comments were enough for Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins to respond and put this crazy talk to an end:
I'll let that comment stand.