James Cameron calls Wonder Woman an "Objectified icon." WW director responds

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Wonder Woman, without doubt has been one of the biggest movie events of the year.

The Gal Gadot starrer has raked in a total of million at the worldwide box office, proving that female-oriented super-hero (read heroine) movies can also do wonders commercially.

As the Patti Jenkins directed feature continued to break barriers at the box office, Hollywood celebs and filmmakers continued to shower praises on it - except James Cameron.

The Titanic filmmaker, calls the celebratory reaction to a woman-oriented feature winning at the box office - a hoax and insisted that it's still "male Hollywood" doing what it's been doing since forever.

 “All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided,” he said. “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.”

Contrasting on what he considered to be a stronger cinematic heroine, Cameron made a reference to the character played by actress Linda Hamilton, in the 1991 blockbuster, 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day'. 

“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, it's so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!”

The comments clearly didn't go down well with Jenkins, who responded to the criticism by the Oscar winning filmmaker, stating that his approach towards what he considers a 'strong woman' are very 'one-dimensional.'

Responding through a Tweet, Jenkins wrote, “Strong women are great... But if women have to always be hard, tough and troubled to be strong, and we aren’t free to be multidimensional or celebrate an icon of women everywhere because she is attractive and loving, then we haven’t come very far have we.”

Meanwhile, the super-heroine movie has grossed a whopping $800 million at the worldwide box offie and is already being brought back as a sequel.


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