Patty Jenkins has responded to criticisms made by James Cameron about her film Wonder Woman.
Cameron, who is known for having strong action female leading characters in the likes of films like T2: Judgement Day and Aliens, said the following in an interview with The Guardian:
“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!”
Jenkins has since responded to the comments in a post on Twitter, saying that the director “doesn't understand Wonder Woman”:
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) August 25, 2017
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