“Wonder Woman” has been one of the biggest movies of 2017 so far, and the film has received a lot of praise from both fans and critics.
One person who didn’t seem to like Wonder Woman’s portrayal in the film is James Cameron. In a recent interview Cameron said that Wonder Woman is an objectified icon and the movie was a step backwards.
“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!”
Cameron’s negative comments did little to stop fans from supporting the film, and they didn’t seem to get under Gal Gadot’s skin either.
Gadot was asked about the comment during an interview with Variety and she said that James Cameron is entitled to his opinion.
“I actually was not upset at all,” she tells Variety. “Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. But if you’re going to debate something in a public way, I have to reply that I think it’s incorrect.”
Cameron has announced plans to bring Linda Hamilton back to the big screen as Sarah Connor in the next Terminator movie, and Gal Gadot will return as Wonder Woman in “Justice League” and “Wonder Woman 2” when it’s released.
“Wonder Woman” is available now on Digital HD, Blu-Ray and DVD.
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.