Next Terminator travels to the future! Relatively.

May 5, 2009

Say goodbye to smoky future warehouses!

Say goodbye to smoky future warehouses!

Film Journal has a pretty cool interview with McG that covers the usual when discussing taking over the franchise – living up to Cameron, being awesome, etc. Par for the course, really, but it’s the end part where he mentions what to expect from the next Terminator that’s kicking up a frenzy.

“I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011,” McG reveals. “John Connor is going to travel back in time and he’s going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than one naked entity. So you’re going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fucking awesome. I also think he’s going to meet a scientist that’s going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who famously played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves.”

Now let’s do a bit of intellectual analyzing – what the fuck? I thought the entire purpose of this continuation of the series is to show the future war, not to have another time travel story. Wasn’t McG all excited about a trilogy of movies based in the future while the real war happened? And now they’re just scrapping that, screwing up the timeline again, and bringing the brunt of Skynet down on the present (I’m guessing the next movie comes out in 2011)?

But for now, I’m willing to let this anger just simmer until I see how well Salvation turns out.

Actually no. Even if it is awesome the fact that the next movie takes place in the present is stupid and backwards. Seeing that going back in time to change shit up isn’t exactly effective I really don’t see the point of treading the same tired course for a fourth time (T1-3 + the TV show).


Schwarzenegger goes digital for Salvation

April 23, 2009
Explaining California's economic stimulus

Explaining California's economic stimulus

It was just confirmed that A-hnuld will in fact be a part of McG’s upcoming Terminator Salvation. How does a busy Governor find time away from his job (tha he’s doing oh so good a job at) to reprise his stint?

He didn’t have to leave his office!

Using the magic of digital effects, they made a body cast of the man and will be digitally inserting it onto an actual actor playing him in the movie.


'Kick'ingered out of the movie

I don’t know how well this is going to turn out, but I do feel sorry for Roland Kickinger, who’s currently playing  ‘playing’ the T-800. I mean, you get a big shot in a ginormous summer blockbuster, and then you find out you’ll be digitally casted over by a perfect pixelated Governator? Ouch. And Kickinger played a damned convincing Schwarzenegger in that made for TV docu-drama.

Oh well, thems the breaks.

Plus, it’s nice to know that Schwarzenegger hasn’t gone so political that he can’t allow himself to make an appearance (sort of) in a beat-em-up drag-em-out summer action orgy.

Story was broken by Variety.

Terminator Salvation = PG-13 = Gay

April 7, 2009
Sample excerpt from upcoming PG-13 Terminator: Salvation

Sample excerpt from upcoming PG-13 Terminator: Salvation

Well, word has now spread like wildfire (that was a lie, it’s 2 in the fucking morning) that McG’s upcoming Terminator: Salvation, starring Christian “We’re through professionally” Bale and a bunch of other people, has officially received a PG-13 rating.

Harry over at Aintitcool, bless his four fold sized heart, is trying t rationalize this news as being a “hard PG-13,” because the future setting allows for more intense science-fiction themed may-blah, blah, fucking blah.

Remember the last R to PG-13 franchise people tried to rationalize as being “hard PG-13”? Die Hard. What happened there? We got Live Free or Die Hard, and the less said about that piece of crap the better. Another fan favourite franchise (s?) to go from R to PG-13 and suck balls because of it? Aliens Versus Predator.

That movie still remains, in my personal opinion, an abortion caught on film that somehow tricked millions into watching it.

So what can we expect from Terminator: Salvation? Going by the MPAA’s direct guidelines, here’s what you shouldn’t expect:

1) There will be absolutely no “realistic and extreme or persistent violence.”

2) Say good bye to “more than one [harsh] expletive.” Especially if that harsh term is used in a “sexual context.”

So yeah, don’t expect very much bloodshed or gore in the action, especially sustained sequences of such. Don’t expect any cursive language beyond a bunch of “shit” being spewed around.

In other words, don’t expect this to be the movie you’re expecting it to be. And here’s another morsel to chew at – T3: Rise of the Machines was by no means the most intense action movie ever made, but even that was R-rated.

And please, take the “hard PG-13” notion and shove it up your ass. Hard. And remember how that “hard PG-13” raped the Die Hard, Aliens and Predator franchises.