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oh well, i'll still go and see it and probably love it in my own special way :)
but have never seen a Terminator film. Based on what you might know of the story line, do you think it would make any sense to me?
You don't need to know much going into any Terminator film. This is it:
a) Evil computer Skynet has taken over the world.
b) Only human resistance leader John Connor can stop it.
c) Skynet knows this, and routinely sends terminators to terminate Connor.
d) [various media incarnations exploring how this might happen]
I'm pretty sure he just said Sky, not Skynet, which seemed odd. It made me wonder if the first step the machines were taking to achieve domination of the Earth was to befuddle and enrage internet geeks by removing funding from online forums
The plot isn't really the key part of Terminator films.
Do yourself a favour and get those two movies on DVD from some bargain basement because it must be like a fiver for a double pack.
The Terminator is a great little sci-fi b-movie and T2 still looks AMAZING despite being 18 years old.
It's a massive oversight on my part that I haven't seen them really
I don't really understand how you can not have seen them :-/
DO YOU NOT HAVE A FATHER?
*gets ready to feel really bad*
If you like Aliens and Predator you AUTOMATICALLY end up a massive Terminator fan. Either he was slacking or you were. We're not yet sure.
my dad took in the whole alien / predator / terminator / commando selection (film night was when my mum went to her NWR group and he let me stay up late)
for my last birthday he bought me the 'alien / predator TOTAL ANNIHILATION dvd box set'
Everyone should be familiar with Cameron's output from The Terminator to True Lies inclusive.
Even The Abyss is a good film (in the long cut) despite its ending.
Actually screw that, Titanic is a good piece of film making in the main.
Back to the future AND karate kid...wrong
def aged better than T2.
It is a great film but T2 will always win it for me.
Yo DanielKelly: If you watch T2 it's best to know nothing about it. It's unlikely but it's best.
Why is it best to know nothing about it?
over the shiny, flabby, suet-pudding weariness of T2 any day. And Arnie as a 'nice' Terminator? - even more ridiculous than Arnold Schwarznegger himself.
what the WHAT
he should beg to be stuffed into a huge condom with an austrian accent >:(
Arnie may have been a great movie star in his day, but he is still a shit actor and a pretty 3rd rate human being by the looks of things.
How do you work that out? I challenge you to suggest any actor who would have been better in Arnie's films than Arnie himself.
Also, I don't know where you get off calling someone you've never met and don't know a 3rd rate human being.
beign a womaniser and general all-round wanker to work with. '3rd rate human being' is a bit of an arsey term to use though I agree.
and like I said, he was a GREAT movie star in his day - audiences loved him for it. But lets be honest here, I bet most people who enjoy his films (ive enjoyed a few of them myself) just like to pretend that he isnt the rotten-wooden actor with a ludicrous accent and woeful, excruciating delivery of 'funny' one-liners that he really is. Almost everything on his CV could have been made with say, Jean Claude Van Damme or Steven Seagal and you'd still have pretty much the same result IMO.
As for the 2nd point - no, ive never met him and he might be the most sweet, loving, generous warm human being to ever walk across Skynet's scorched Earth. Its just that from all accounts/interviews etc ive encountered, he comes over as a greedy, right-wing, misogynistic, control-freak surrounded by grunting yes-men. He looks pretty darn loathsome from where im standing and my friends in California dont like him much either, but hey, what the hell do we know. Hasta-La-Vista Stealthy!
John Connor would be too busy laughing at his ponytail.
I never thought I'd see indie bullshit applied to the Terminator films.
The special effects in T2 still look state of the art.
The models in T1 are embarassing
lead to horrible remakes of classic films :(
just don't remake the ones I LOVE, then
Watch both T1 and T2 IMMEADIATELY. You will love both, trust.
I remember reading in PlayStationPlus' (remember that? what a magazine) Bloke Test this question
Which is the following is most likely to make you cry:
A. A new born puppy
B. An unexpected gift from the woman you love
C. The way Arnie reloads his shotgun in the motorbike chase scene in Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Fuck me, that bit always leaves a man needing new underpants.
Using various empty bottles of water and extendable umbrellas.
I know what I must do with my bank holiday now
That's good for a McG film.
That said - who the hell are any of those reviewers anyway? I'm gonna wait for Ebert.
i'm going to see it because it has batman in it, arnie's in it, and importantly it has massive robots destroying the human race in it.
sometimes you need a reminder of what's important, and you've done just that xD
It has an Arnie lookalike computer-altered to look like Arnie.
just proof that arnie will live forever
But then they gave the last Jones flick 4 too...
though they kind of repented both by the DVD review.
As for this, it's directed by McG, so that's one massive great alarm bell.
I thoroughly loved Charlies Angels 2
That's how I know Wolverine must be bad - even Empire gave it a bad review.
which has been cancelled, boo hoo..
i know, that i will love this film. before i've even seen it.
i'll love it. LOVE
Why has everyone who has told me off for not seeing T1 or T2 up there not mentioned T3? Have I just opened up an old wound?
It's cause T3 is utterly forgettable - it's not totally shit - but there's no real point in watching it, especially as T2 is so definitive.
It's not an awful film but it's not good.
Personally I like to think the series finishes with T2. I think Cameron does too.
Watch the first two and then watch it and see what you think. You'll probably end up having to buy all three in a triple pack just to watch the first two anyway.
Which I thought was a genuinely clever finale.
Otherwise it was a bad retreading of T2
T3 existed because loads of people wanted to see more of the 'future war'. They could have done a weird prequel/sequel but no, they have to just piss on the whole of T2 first. To me that ending is just the final squirt of urine, a lame, "Hey, you've sat through that so NOW we can do a future war film at some point. Maybe."
You knew it'd suck a bit. Though no-one gets irate at T2 being a 15, when a 15 back then was the equivalent of today's 12 I'd wager.
I dunno, I thought it kinda worked. Even if it did render the whole film even more pointless than it already was.
was when arnie put on the comedy sunglasses
The Sarah Connor Chronicles' first two episodes pissed all over T3 and there was even less violence in them.
More violence in T3 would have just made it a stupidly violent nothing of a film.
So many people do "oh change the future"
If the future had changed, the robots never would have come back in the first place.
And I love how melancholy it is "Oh, so, like, everybody in the world dies. Oh. oh."
The time travel thing is fine because we're implying a parallel universe perspective.
Already things are very different by the end of T3 so it's a rubbish ending.
My feeling is this:
How can you possibly have spent all of Terminator 2 rooting for those characters when the whole reason for the film was to save the world and change the future? If you felt that was wrong then surely you were on T1000's side which seems, well, a bit pointless.
T2 is fantastic (T-1000 - one of the best movie villains ever), though I slightly prefer the first film, maybe as Linda Hamilton's character did my head in in the second film. But T1 and T2 are well worth watching, as people here have already said ad nauseam anyway.
i kinda liked it though... i love the whole overarching storyline stuff so it sat well with me.
and then watch the TV series.
god, it's like you're about to discover Star Wars or something.
and, if so, how many series are there, etc?
i might have to plough my way through it if it's actually recommended :O
there are two series, and it's just been cancelled.
i really liked it. it ties in loads of stuff which you'll be like 'ahhh! ohhh!! oooooh'
i need something new to stop me from doing anything constructive in my free time :D
The reason people here are saying it 'isn't awful' escapes me, apart from that they have really bad taste in films.
In T2, the series ends. BASH. Gone. All done. No more films.
In T3, they confuse you with boring bullshit until you just don't give a shit how the series can continue, and then proceed to rape your eyes and ears with comedic puns on the previous films (Arnie putting on a pair of Elton John glasses), and truly awful action sequences. Not only is the terminator in it FEMALE, she doesn't kill her victims onscreen: she throws them into conveniently piled crates.
I fucking hate that film so much.
The sheer horrific disgust I felt at watching that...well I didn't get that with T3. Probably I was already resigned to T3 having to be fucking dreadful because every aspect of it implied it would be, that I was pleasantly surprised that I hadn't clawed my own eyes out by the end.
you're forgetting the bit where she punches through the guys chest and starts driving the car.
Whether Terminator:Salvation is on par with Batman and Robin or not, remains to be seen.
Though both suck.
Worst film ever?
I'm tempted to say ROTKing too. I HATED the third one...
I fucking hate that film so so so much.
I wasn't really bothered but now I want to see it