James Cameron Slams At Wonder Woman Saying The Film Is “Objectified” And A “Step Backwards”

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Wonder Woman might be one of the first major success of the DC Extended Universe, however it seems like blockbuster director James Cameron isn’t entirely satisfied with the superhero film.

While fans and critics have been heaping Gal Gadot’s first feature as Diana Prince with praise, Cameron has decided that the film is just a “step backwards” for Hollywood.

Wonder Woman was brought up in an interview with the Guardian discussing the future of the Avatar sequels, and surprisingly the director decided to hold onto the topic and slam the film.

“All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided,” the director criticized. “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,” Cameron went on to explain. “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 difference] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!”

A  lot of DC fans might feel quite differently, saying that Gadot captured the innocence and naivety of the young Diana completely. Oh well, to each his own taste.

Read: Gal Gadot Says Justice League’s “Tone Can’t Be Completely Different” After Joss Whedon’s Reshoots

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