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"?
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!
Also he is still mad a woman beat him for avatar. And his ex wife, no less— rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) August 25, 2017
After getting a "no" in the acting world today, this post was just what I needed. Thank u for choosing to empower women with ur words&work.— Jamie Grace (@jamiegraceh) August 25, 2017
Lol. Also, not much a fan of the term but this is the right time to use the word "mansplaining" regarding Cameron.— Michael T. (@MichaelAlemT) August 25, 2017
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.
She didn't have to defend herself or her movie to anybody, but her empowering statement upped the superhero's cred.