Fans of the new Wonder Woman movie and now the original superhero herself, Lynda Carter, are not taking kindly to recent comments made by Titanic director James Cameron. Cameron, on numerous occassions, has expressed his opinion that the film was not as groundbreaking as it is being made out to be.
BBC reports about Carter’s Facebook response to previous comments made by Cameron dissing the new movie and the new Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot. In past comments, Cameron has expressed that Gadot was too sexualized and beautiful to play the part of Wonder Woman.
He recently spoke with the Hollywood Reporter and said, “She was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting. She's absolutely drop-dead gorgeous.To me, that's not breaking ground. They had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that in the 60s.”
And back in August, Cameron even went as far as to say that the female characters he directs in his movies, like Linda Hamilton from the Terminator movie, are more groundbreaking than the new Wonder Woman. He said, “Linda looked great. She just wasn't treated as a sex object. There was nothing sexual about her character. It was about angst, it was about will, it was about determination. She was crazy, she was complicated. She wasn't there to be liked or ogled, but she was central, and the audience loved her by the end of the film.”
Carter, from the original Wonder Woman series, has shot back at Cameron’s negative comments about director Patty Jenkins' movie. She writes in a Facebook post, “To James Cameron -STOP dissing WW: You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do. Like all women--we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised. This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron--because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So--STOP IT.”
What do you think of James Cameron’s view that Wonder Woman is not a groundbreaking film?
Do you agree with original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter’s sentiment in her Facebook post directed at James Cameron?