The original TV Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, objected to Cameron's reiterated stance on Patty Jenkins' recent blockbuster.
Following his comments about Wonder Woman last month, Hollywood director James Cameron has doubled down on his stance on the film’s feminist ethos – only to draw the ire of Lynda Carter, the original TV Wonder Woman.
Last month, Cameron described Patty Jenkins’ recent Wonder Woman blockbuster as “self-congratulatory back-patting” in an interview with The Guardian. A month on, in a new chat with The Hollywood Reporter, he dug in on his stance.
In response, Lynda Carter, who portrayed Wonder Woman on the ABC and CBS series’ from 1975 to 1979, took to social media to defend Jenkins and Gal Gadot (who played the superhero in the film).
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Lynda Carter - A host of celebrities were snapped as they arrived to the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards which were held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 9th May 2015
With the opening for the 2014 God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards, a group of celebrities made their way to the red carpet. Amongst these was 'X-Men' and 'Cloud Atlas' star, Halle Berry. The award ceremony also saw actress and Miss World USA 1972, Lynda Carter ('Wonder Woman').
American actress and star of the 1970' series of Wonder Woman Lynda Carter unveiled the Bally Technologies 'Wonder Woman' slot machine in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Tuesday 30th September 2014
'Magic Mike' star Olivia Munn definitely stole the show in an eye-catching yellow fishtail dress with studs dotted down the seams at the God's Love We Deliver 2013 Golden Heart Awards in New York. She was joined by 'Million Dollar Baby' star Hilary Swank, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Victoria's Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes.
'Hocus Pocus' star Bette Midler and 'Alien' star Sigourney Weaver were among the star arrivals at the God's Love We Deliver 2013 Golden Heart Awards gala in New York City. The charity presented awards to celebrities who had directly helped the charity in their mission to deliver healthy and nutritious food to people suffering from serious illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, cancer and other hunger related diseases.
Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) is the son of the world's greatest heroes, super-strong Captain Stronghold (Kurt Russell) and high-flying Josie Jetstream (Kelly Preston). However, despite his impressive lineage, Will's lack of astonishing abilities poses complications on his first day at Sky High, a Hogwarts-esque floating academy for exceptionally gifted teens. Because of his embarrassing ordinariness, Will is shuttled into the "Sidekick" academic track (euphemistically referred to as "Hero Support") with his hippie best friend Layla (Danielle Panabaker) and other lamely powered misfits. Sidekicks are unpopular geeks and Heroes are the cool kids at this fantastic high school, which also features a cheerleading squad made up of clones, a mixed-lineage (hero and villain) rebel as Will's brooding arch-nemesis, and bullies acting as evil henchmen for a mysterious fiend who's plotting revenge against the Stronghold clan. This passing interest in metaphorical subtext proves tantalizing during Will's admission to his dad that he's a sidekick (a moment that recalls X-Men 2's "coming out" scene), as well as with the repeated adult refrain that Will is just a "late bloomer" (thus linking his nascent strengths with puberty). Yet content to only skim the surface of its symbolic potential, the film doggedly opts for obviousness when subtlety is called for, ultimately turning its story into simply the latest misfit-makes-good-and-proves-that-dorks-are-people-too adolescent fairy tale.
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The ranks of stuntwomen are pretty thin - one scene at a meeting of their union seems to show about a dozen members, tops - but filmmaker Amanda Micheli found two of the group's icons, Jeannie Epper and Zoë Bell, who serve as sort of bookends for the industry's last couple decades, as they were both the stuntwomen for iconic female TV action stars. In the 1970s, Epper did stunts for Lynda Carter on Wonder Woman (astonishingly campy scenes from which are included here), while Bell was hired at the age of 18 to be Lucy Lawless' stuntwoman on Xena: Warrior Princess. It's one of the film's primary attractions that, besides simply being icons, both Epper and Bell are intensely animated, engaging and likeable people, whom it's nearly impossible not to root for.
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But the first hour of the movie is a punishing parade ofprotracted establishing, colorless characters and painful performancesthat make the picture's amusingly harebrained TV inspiration look likesophisticated action-comedy by comparison.
Seann William Scott (Stiffler from "AmericanPie") and Johnny Knoxville (MTV's "Jackass")play moonshine-running country cousins Bo and Luke Duke -- although theyhave little in common with the sexy charmers in cowboy hats and sparklingsmiles created so charismatically by John Schneider and Tom Wopat in 1979.Scott and Knoxville have re-imagined the characters as the Appalachianequivalent of frat boys, and their acting consists mostly of screaming"woo-hoo!" as they drive around dirt roads at 80 mph.
But at least these two are good for the occasional lowbrowlaugh. Candy-pop "singer" and professional celebrity JessicaSimpson steps into Catherine Bach's butt-hugging cut-off Levi's as sexpotkin Daisy Duke, and she's such a catastrophe as an actress that every timeshe opens her Barbie-doll mouth, just her fake Georgia drawl is enoughto make your ears bleed -- never mind her fumbling dialogue. Knowing whereher assets lie, writer-director Jay Chandrasekhar ("Club Dread,""Super Troopers") does his best to keep Simpson as silent andscantily clad as possible. But even in a bikini, she seems rigid and plastic.
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One of many family-oriented superhero movies rushed intoproduction after the boffo box office of "TheIncredibles," this story revolves aroundWill Stronghold (talented Michael Angarano, "AlmostFamous"), the 15-year-old son of CommanderStronghold (Russell) and Josie Jetstream (Kelly Preston), the world's greatestsuperheroes.
Will has yet to hit superhero puberty -- Dad's colossalstrength and Mom's ability to fly elude him -- so he's instantly an outcastwhen he begins his freshman year at Sky High, a cloud-floating school forthe super-powered. Despite having legendary parents, he's stuck in a classfor sidekicks (sorry, "Hero Support"), along with other teenagerswhose gifts (for, say, glowing in the dark or commanding plant life) aren'tadequately impressive.
Beyond blessing the picture with the occasional rib-ticklingone-liner, screenwriters Robert Schooley and Mark McCorkle (veterans ofDisney Channel's "Kim Possible" cartoon) rely almost entirelyon tedious 'tween-movie staples for their plot: Will develops an instantcrush on a beautiful, popular senior (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), therebyalienating his equally cute, long-term best friend (Danielle Panabaker)who, in turn, not so secretly pines for him.
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