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JAMES CAMERON RETURNS TO TERMINATOR
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(11-05-2019, 01:28 AM)Moe_Syzlak Wrote: I haven’t seen the movie and likely won’t (at least until it’s free to watch in some format), but the entire Terminator franchise has always been plagued by huge plot holes. I mean John’s very existence is a plot hole. And the whole reason Arnold has skin in the first one is thrown out the window in the second one. And on and on. I think you have to simply enjoy the ride with these movies and not think about them too much.

I finally watched this as it’s finally free to me. I thought it was fine. I’m not a huge fan of the series and after T3, I’m not even sure I’ve seen the other movies. T2 has always been the best for me by a wide margin. The original works, of course, brilliantly well, but is more of a straight slasher movie with a twist. T2 feels weightier. And that is generally my issue here. For folks that just want the over-the-top action sequences held together by a thin plot, I think it’s fine. And honestly, beyond some early allusions to machines taking jobs, it doesn’t really feel like it aspires to be anything more. Which is fine. But it does feel like a missed opportunity. Machines taking jobs would’ve been a good theme (particularly if it was expanded) for 1992, but in 2020 (or 2019 whatever) when social media and bots are arguably controlling our thoughts, it feels like a missed opportunity. The whole movie, especially given its desire to supposedly right the wrongs of other sequels, doesn’t seem to have a reason to exist beyond a thrill ride.
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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 Moe_Syzlak - 10-29-2020, 03:10 AM

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