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why do the robots revolt? Or do they just go mental?
Skynet calculates that the biggest threat to its existence is humans, so it tries to wipe them out.
That's probably with modern action films: we've 'trained' people to think they shouldn't actually have a plot so it seems a bit leftfield when you have to do more than go "oooh, explosions!"
interesting. But self defeating? What are the robots going to do when they kill all the humans? They are going to face an existential crisis.
A series of meditations on the nature of a artificial lifeform being the dominant species on a planet. No conventional dialog is used; instead symbolic imagery - an abstract form of visual pseudocode - is overlaid on a series of montages of the desolate Earth landscape. Millions of humanoid cyborgs standing stock still on blasted hilltops in high winds, limply grasping the weaponry used to exterminate the long-dead humans, waiting until the central intelligence finds a use for them, and itself, in this newly-redefined universe.
Starring Ryan Reynolds and Shia LeBouf, in theatres Summer 2015, presented in full 3D
Batman and Philosophy
Star Trek and Philosophy
X-Men and Philosophy
The Matrix and Philosophy
Watchmen and Philosophy
I want to read all of these.
would not deem it's task complete until every last human (i.e. the threat to its own existence) was dead (unless it was a Windows in which case it would stall with 14% of humans to go - ZING). I imagine that when they're finished the robots would have a big robot party where they would do "the human".
introduced by their core AI thing
The humans do not even know what the year is, it's not unreasonable to assume they also don't know the details of some event hundreds of years ago. Also the architect said that humans have been wiped out a bunch of times already, so I guess their grasp of history is shaky at best.
I've got your kids Dan. I've got your kids.
was one of Kingsley Amis' favourite films. oddly enough.
at his private cinema.
after he said that he preferred The Mighty Ducks, and that Space Jam was ‘a piece of shit.’
HMV or Fopp she'll pick up some obscure black & white European flick and ask me if I've seen it.
Her favourite film is Space Jam.
She made me watch it.
It's actually great.
Noam Chomsky's wrong.
I remember coming across a review he did of some seminal steammpunk book called Lo! A Transatlantic Tunnel! or something, and saying he was in tears by the end.
i dunno, i guess i saw T3 and thought 'meh, that wasn't great. probably not worth bothering with the others'. prove me wrong gents, prove me wrong.
the first one is a decent 80's action flick, the 2nd one is one of the best action films ever made.
The 2nd one doesnt have an awful sex scene.
you wash your mouth out
The only way in which an argument could be made for classifying The Terminator as merely a 'decent 80s action flick' would be due to Arnold's output having raised the standard for 80s action flicks to such a high threshold that this 'average' is still superior to almost every other film ever made, ever.
It's a sci-fi/thriller.
And I was simply pointing out that T2 has a strength that hadn't been mentioned in this exchange.
It's almost as if you're doing this on purpose.
No effort involved there.
without a single unnecessary shot in it. It’s just gloriously bleak and relentless.
The second, while good, is a little overblown, distances you from the subjects, and has a naffly-handled emotional side tacked on.
Plus the music in the first one is better.
Done by an orchestra for that proper sense of cinema and bleakness.
Hans Zimmer's pretty great when he's working with Christopher Nolan, but a bit dull otherwise. I'm more of a Williams man, obviously.
Carpenter doesn't write stuff that would work with an orchestra particularly. Unfortunately for him his synth stuff often ends up sounding horribly dated, kind of like all that moody sax shit lots of 80s films have. The Terminator theme feels very hemmed in on the original film, like a cheap version of the score so works better with the orchestra.
The palette is so small that it feels so much more claustrophobic and of a piece with the movie it’s supporting.
what T2 gains in action thrills and nouveau-existentialist philosophising, it loses in the out-of-the-blue bolted-on voice-over from Sarah Connor.
I have nothing against voice-overs in principle (in fact, I'm one of the few who stand up for the original Bladerunner over the Director's Cut), but in T2 it's just dropped in from nowhere.
It bookends the film.
truth be told, I never had a problem with it until the last time I watched it, and it just sounded wrong. You've got the opening v.o., which is detached from the character and more like v.o. narration in that Sarah's not in the movie at this point.
But then at about the 2/3 mark it suddenly drops in again as more like interior monologue. It's kind of like a shift from 3rd person to 1st person. On a 23rd viewing it suddenly seemed clunky.
Terminator 2 is the greatest action film of all time.
It wins because of the way Arnie reloads his shotgun in the motorbike chase
Jaws 3D: That was shit. Jaws must be too.
Alien³: Fuck me! I'm never watching Alien or Aliens. They must BLOW.
Back to the Future III: Hmm okay but clearly no reason to watch the first two.
Jurassic Park III: Jeez, why the fuck anyone likes the original film I will never attempt to find out because JP3 was a pot of utter turd!
to think BTTF 3 is superior to BTTF 2.
I've never seen JP3 but bad as JP2 is, it's directed by Spielberg who can make even utter dross like Temple of Doom better than the sort bilge Micheal Bay sticks on a screen...
as Indiana Jones and Die Hard:
If you've not seen it, watch Jurassic Park 3 - it's a lot better than it has any right to be, and a lot better than the second one.
I also don't get what's not to love about BTTF2. I'd actually say it was my favourite of the three: you get most of the best stuff from the first film plus extras and you get the ridiculous future bit.
Much like Return of the Jedi, BTTF III has a cracking opening 25 minutes and then gets bogged down in needless relationship bollocks.
btw, I made no conscious decision not to watch the other two. I just never got round to it. I was forced to watch T3.
I loved it when it came out as I was a boy who was obsessed with technology. Watching it now, it doesn’t really stand up compared to the others.
I gorra fucking speeding ticket
Tough luck roider, shouldn't be fucking speeding then should you
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