On Thursday, director James Cameron — the man behind female icons such as Sarah Connor in the Terminator movies, Ripley in Aliens, and erm, Neytiri in Avatar — struck an illogical blow against the female-led movie of the summer: Wonder Woman.
Instead of being a watershed moment in Hollywood, Cameron accused Wonder Woman of being a “step backwards” for women compared to his beloved Ripley. It was an incredibly reductive way of viewing Wonder Woman and its cultural impact — and his comments naturally caused such an uproar that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins stepped in to tell him exactly how he was wrong.
Not that Jenkins needs any help, but I’m also here to break down exactly why it’s not Wonder Woman that is woefully “backwards” in its views of women, but James Cameron.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 by David Chen
Rumors of cameo appearances in Terminator Salvation refuse to die. E! online reports that at a New York preview screening of the film on Monday, McG was asked by producer Dan Lin what surprises the film might have in store, to which he responded, “I can’t talk about it. I can’t talk about the governor of California.” I wonder what he was getting at exactly…
On top of that, we’ve also heard from Coming Soon reporting from the same event that there’s a possibility Sarah Connor might appear in the series: “After the presentation was over, we talked with McG at the cocktail reception that followed and asked him whether he planned on doing any sort of recap of the first two movies as an introduction for those who didn’t get a chance to see them. He said they were still trying to figure out what to do, but one option they came up with was to have Sarah Connor do a voiceover to open the movie.”
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