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‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Slams James Cameron For Saying The Film Is A Step Backwards

James Cameron didn't particularly care for Wonder Woman, despite its smashing box office success. In an interview with The Guardian, Cameron said:

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.

In Cameron's scenario, Jenkins is "male Hollywood"?

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But Cameron wasn't quite finished. He continued his rant by comparing Jenkins' superhero to the character of Sarah Connor from 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, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!

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On Twitter, Jenkins schooled Cameron on what Wonder Woman represents:

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Both men and women on Twitter applauded Jenkins' response:

Regarding the lack of representation of women in Hollywood, Cameron said:

I don’t — I don’t know. There are many women in power in Hollywood and they do get to guide and shape what films get made. I think — no, I can’t account for it.

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Jenkins has boasting rights for the biggest box office directorial debut by a woman. Wonder Woman has grossed over $400.5 million in North America, with an additional $396 million overseas.

She didn't have to defend herself or her movie to anybody, but her empowering statement upped the superhero's cred.

H/T - twitter, theverge