Sam Staley | Monday August 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM PDT | Comments Off on Wonder Woman Schools James Cameron on Strength in Character
The dust up prompted by iconic filmmaker James Cameron’s critical comments of Wonder Woman, and by implication, director Patty Jenkins, may have triggered a long overdue discussion over the validity of gender stereotypes in Hollywood. Cameron called Wonder Woman, the summer blockbuster, “a step backwards” for strong female characters in an interview with The...
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Tags: cultural leftism, empathy, feminism, gender stereotypes, Hollywood, James Cameron, Loving, misogyny, Patty Jenkins, Sexism, Wonder Woman
Sam Staley | Friday June 23, 2017 at 6:30 AM PDT | Comments Off on Review: Wonder Woman’s Anti-War Theme Elevates Superhero Action Film
Wonder Woman is already one of the year’s most successful films just three weeks into its U.S. box office run, and for good reason: It’s a smart, well-executed action film. Despite acting that is just above average for superhero films—probably no Academy Award performances in this movie—the directing is top notch, special effects scaled to...
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Tags: Amazons, antiwar film, DC Comics, film review, Gal Gadot, mythology, super hero, War, Wonder Woman