James Cameron claims Wonder Woman film was 'a step backward'

Director Patty Jenkins hit back on Twitter

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Director James Cameron has criticised the recent Wonder Woman film as 'a step back' for women in Hollywood.

The Titanic and Terminator film-maker told the Guardian: "All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood's been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided.

"She's an objectified icon, and it's just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I'm not saying I didn't like the movie but, to me, it's a step backwards."

Cameron's comments were soon trending on Twitter, with many women disagreeing with his opinion.

In response, Wonder Woman's director Patty Jenkins tweeted: "James Cameron's inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though, he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman."

The long-awaited Wonder Woman movie has been a critical and financial hit since it was released earlier this year and has made Israeli actress Gal Gadot a household name.