James Cameron defended his critique on “Wonder Woman”

Vastavam web: Director James Cameron has defended his critique on “Wonder Woman” and said he still believes the Patty Jenkins-directed film was “a step backwards”.Cameron had said that the Gal Gadot-starrer did no service to the cause of equality as it presents Wonder Woman/ Diana Prince as an objectified icon.In a new interview, the director, 63, said, “Yes, I’ll stand by that. I mean, she (Gadot) was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form- fitting.”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…
“As much as I applaud Patty directing the film and Hollywood, uh, ‘letting’ a woman direct a major action franchise, I didn’t think there was anything groundbreaking in Wonder Woman. I thought it was a good film. Period,” he said.The “Avatar” director was, however, willing to admit one thing he finds agreeable with the movie that Wonder Woman “sexually, she had the upper hand with the male character, which I thought was fun.” Jenkins has dismissed Cameron’s criticism, saying there is “no right and wrong kind of powerful woman”.