Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Neomega, Jul 4, 2003.
I haven't seen the first or second.
Saw the movie today and I think it's well worth the long wait!
I haven't seen the first Terminator. Is it any good?
its the best
I definatley recommend you see it. Whether it's good or not is hard to say. It was one of Cameron's first films and though the story was great, it just wasn't really a masterpiece of cinema. However the movie created a sort of cult following and that's how it led to the sequel, which was extraordinarily well done.
So the question remains, will there be a Terminator 4? And if so, will there be arnie?
Saw it yesterday, and I must say I agree with Neomega here. It was a good enough movie, but if you saw the previews with the footage of ragged humans under a tattered flag making their heroic stand against the machines, and thought that this movie would be about such an epic war, you'll be somewhat disappointed, as those scenes were in John Connor's dreams, just small clips at the beginning.
They set things up for 4 though, and THAT one should be good!
P.S. *Nitpicking alert* Something that's bothered me a little about all the Terminator movies: if you were sending an agent back in time to assassinate ("terminate") someone, wouldn't you train your assassin to try to be a bit more inconspicuous (sure, they're machines, but still)? Like doing things that DON'T attract the cops and the attention of everyone. You have the element of surprise after all.
But hey, it wouldn't be a "Terminator" movie then, I guess.
I left thinking that I am REALLY looking forward to T4.
The first Terminator was GREAT, especially given the lack of budget.
T1 implied that the future was set, that despite Reece's statement that it was not. Reece was destined to father John Conner all along, and so Skynet's attempt at preventing it's destruction actually LED to it...
T2 was a good movie, but I always thought of it as more of a re-make than a sequel. Skynet sent ANOTHER Terminator back in time? Didn't quite buy it.
AND T2 contradicted the predestination idea in T1. T2 concluded that Judgement Day didn't have to happen, which means that the time travel jumps are changing the future in ways that allow for past time travel journeys to take place.
T3 extends that premise, states outright that the future is shifting and changing in a chess game of time travel -- but that once an event has "happened" on film, the future will shift in such a way as to allow the event.
***Nitpick -- but that means that the three or four Lts killed in T3 should not have died yet... Don't know if the writers will address that or just ignore it.***
I hope T4 is made. It's kind of what I was hoping T2 would deal with...
I saw Terminator and Terminator 2. Cool effects. Average directing. Horrible screenplay and acting.
Almost all action movies fit this description (exception: The Matrix). Seems silly to me.
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