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JAMES CAMERON RETURNS TO TERMINATOR
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Just returned from the matinee...

My wife loved it, and gives it 8.5 out of 10.

I was less impressed, and generously give it 7 out of 10.

I thoroughly enjoyed Linda Hamilton and Arnold.  Hamilton brings some much needed gravitas to the film.   And though I had many, many (oh so many lol) problems with Arnold's Terminator storyline, there is no denying he is a scene stealer.

The new generation of heroes are solid, though lacking the same level of onscreen charisma as their seniors.

There was a lot press and hoopla from the marketing department promoting James Cameron return to the franchise with this film as a producer, but if he actually had much influence on this movie, I do not really see it.  Visually, it does not remotely look like a Cameron movie.  The colour palette is dull, dark and uninteresting.   And the movie's over dependence and saturation of CGI breaks the wall of cinematic reality very early on in the first act and never recovers, making most of the big action scenes tensionless.

But I guess the biggest issue I had is with the Big Twist (which happens in the first 5 minutes), as it never feels earned and makes first two classic Terminator movies narratively pointless.  And after that, this movie just feels like a tired plot retread of T2.  

My advice, save your money and use it to buy TERMINATOR:  THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES.  A much more respectful, rewarding and entertaining viewing experience.
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RE: JAMES CAMERON RETURNS TO TERMINATOR - by Nic - 01-21-2017, 07:15 PM
RE: JAMES CAMERON RETURNS TO TERMINATOR - by ssj - 01-23-2017, 07:23 PM
RE: JAMES CAMERON RETURNS TO TERMINATOR - by ssj - 01-24-2017, 12:57 AM
RE: JAMES CAMERON RETURNS TO TERMINATOR - by ssj - 06-24-2018, 03:53 AM
RE: JAMES CAMERON RETURNS TO TERMINATOR - by ssj - 03-23-2019, 08:13 PM
RE: JAMES CAMERON RETURNS TO TERMINATOR - by Q2 - 05-23-2019, 10:18 AM
RE: JAMES CAMERON RETURNS TO TERMINATOR - by bionicbob - 11-03-2019, 06:38 PM

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