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Re: Terminator franchise
« Reply #105 on: June 21, 2018, 10:32:12 AM »
Along with the Jurassic Park franchise, the Terminator series should probably die.

If people say that this new one is freakin' amazing, then I'll check it out. But before release my excitement for this movie will be precisely dick.
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Re: Terminator franchise
« Reply #106 on: July 18, 2018, 01:54:13 PM »
The problem is, with T2, you had a story franchise that had real meat to it.  It wasn't just action.  It was action with a REALLY cool story.  The following films were decent.  But once you start playing around with alternate timelines, it feels like it just waters down the stakes in everything that you do afterward.  So everything else just feels lacking in any real substance.  The Sara Connor Chronicles series had that same problem.  But they overcame it by having real character-driven stories.  It's really a shame that series died.  That plot twist at the end of S2 really had them set up to go some interesting places.
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Re: Terminator franchise
« Reply #107 on: July 18, 2018, 04:19:25 PM »
T1 and T2 were both masterpieces but T2 started something that became the "thing". I think the T-1000 is a cool Terminator and a logical step above the original, but then with every movie it was like the main thing of the film was to have a new cool enemy terminator and all of them felt inferior to the one that came before...

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Re: Terminator franchise
« Reply #108 on: July 18, 2018, 04:40:25 PM »
I would have been happy if it all ended after T2. But of course they had to keep screwing with it and never came close to reaching the quality of T1 and T2 unfortunately. At this point, I am just observing the continuing train wreck just for the hell of it honestly.

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Re: Terminator franchise
« Reply #109 on: July 19, 2018, 11:30:45 AM »
I would have been happy if it all ended after T2. But of course they had to keep screwing with it and never came close to reaching the quality of T1 and T2 unfortunately. At this point, I am just observing the continuing train wreck just for the hell of it honestly.

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