I’m seeing a lot of people on social media trying to shoot Cameron down by saying he’s not worth listening to, who does he think he is???
Well, he thinks he’s a guy whose made some massively successful movies and featured strong female characters in more than one of them.
I still think he’s wrong, but he’s worth listening to and thinking about before disagreeing with him.
He’s got a set idea in his head of how a female lead should be presented, and he thinks Wonder Woman panders to male fantasy too much.
Wonder Woman, the character, was created as the fantasy of one particular male, but she’s been re-imagined by multiple people since then and this version really doesn’t pander to that vision.
Of course she’s beautiful and she looks great in the costume but I said when the film was released, this was a film that could’ve indulged in a ton of fan service and it didn’t. Wonder Woman’s physicality here was about strength. That’s attractive in it’s own right, athleticism is an attractive quality, but she’s filmed to be powerful and she’s more attractive as a byproduct.
So I don’t dismiss Cameron, but I don’t agree with him and I’m a little surprised he formed the opinion that he did.