T4: Terminator Salvation (2009)

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    Dave

    Dave Wherever I Am, I'm There Staff Member

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    Not sure how I feel about three more Terminator films, but I could already see it coming after the final part of T3, and seeing some of the Skynet/Man War might be interesting. Anyhow, this is from The Register: Sci/Tech News for the World:
    The comments on 'The Register' aren't very favourable. Mostly along the lines of several threads already here at Chronicles, bemoaning Hollywood's lack of originality and its need to mine franchises to death i.e. Alien vs Predator and Rambo. 'Back to the Future' made the joke first with 'Jaws 19', but when you have 'Bond 22' and 'Star Trek 11' for real, it isn't quite as funny. On the other hand, how many 'Tarzan' and 'Sherlock Holmes' films are there? Mind you, no one said they were all good either.

    I can't see how they can find anything original to say in these films, though it hasn't stopped the Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series. What McG means by "the landscape plays a critical role" is anyone's guess, but it doesn't sound promising.
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    clovis-man

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    Re: Terminator Salvation set for May 2009 release

    I guess it would depend on whether you're talking about Santa Fe, Las Cruces or White Sands. My guess would be the latter.

    Jim
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    Urien

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    Re: Terminator Salvation set for May 2009 release

    I was a little disappointed by T3. Though I admit I have always wanted to see the full scale war between humanity and the machines.

    I am encouraged by the presence of Christian Bale, though my judgement is clouded by a desire to want it to be good.
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    tangaloomababe

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    Re: Terminator Salvation set for May 2009 release

    Mixed feelings about this one.................. I agreee with A.v.S that Christian Bale has expressed an interested in being part of it. I think he is a fine actor and breathed life back into Batman after George Clooney almost killed him off.........

    However I loved the first movie, thought the second was still pretty good but I have seen the third one only twice, and although it was good I don't put it in the same class as the first two. The series was alright but as I expected, I have lost interest in it, as it is pretty much same old smae stuff each week. Lets pick who is the terminator and throw each other around walls for an episode.

    Having said that, I would probably go and see it, but more for the Christain Bale factor than anything.
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    Grimblade

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    Re: Terminator Salvation set for May 2009 release

    TBH most people aren't looking for something new anymore anyway. It's a cold, well-known fact that originality is dead and even if it wasn't; the vast, vast majority of the fans that are actually concerned with the continuation of these sagas have been so wrapped up in the stories for so long that it barely matters what fresh blood gets brought to the fore, so long as the show goes on.. I'm definitely one of them!
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    Coolhand

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    Re: Terminator Salvation set for May 2009 release

    McG is directing?
    Is this the same McG who brought us the two Charlies Angels movies?
    I see...
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    Quokka

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    Re: Terminator Salvation set for May 2009 release

    Not too optimistic about these but I think if there's any chance of a decent film or three then at least they've gone the right route and dropped the time traveling and set it in the future, the technologies certainly there now to do these right we just have to hope the writing/directing will be too.

    I can't see them making anything as good as T1&2 but its amazing how hard it seems to be to make an even half decent action movie, you would of thought Alien v Predator had enough to at least be watchable instead imo it was just a mess.

    I really didn't like T3 and I don't think there's anyway they could have done another movie running over the same gound. What's the bet that T6 ends with John Connor sending Kyle Reese back to 1984 giving it a Star Wars style wrap up.
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    Heebie

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    Terminator: Salvation – why no Nick Stahl?

    I know Edward Furlong was too *ahem* out of it to reprise his role in T3, but why no Nick Stahl? I thought he portrayed John Connor pretty well in T3 (plus looked quite like Reece which was a bonus).

    I know Christian Bale’s well in fashion at the moment what with Batman, but I thought Nick should get first refusal, or didn’t he want to? Does anyone know?
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    Connavar

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    Re: Terminator: Salvation – why no Nick Stahl?

    He might wanted to but they needed a big star unlike T3 with Stahl who is a good tv actor but not a big hollywood star.

    Bale isnt hot only, he is much better actor when he isnt limited by Nolan in Batman.
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    Heebie

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    Re: Terminator: Salvation – why no Nick Stahl?

    Yeah, that would explain it from Hollywood's point of view.

    Did anyone know how Stahl felt?

    I thought he did as good as he could (with the script etc) in T3, so I felt it was a bit harsh on him.
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    Cayal

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    Re: Terminator: Salvation – why no Nick Stahl?

    What was/is wrong with Furlong?
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    Culhwch

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    Re: Terminator: Salvation – why no Nick Stahl?

    They couldn't find the gutter he's currently calling home, unfortunately...
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    Heebie

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    Re: Terminator: Salvation – why no Nick Stahl?

    Maybe they watched him on the Graham Norton Show?
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    biodroid

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    Re: Terminator: Salvation – why no Nick Stahl?

    I reckon Bale is a much better actor and in the previous movies before the 3rd, they show scenes of John Connor with black hair and a bit of a beefy looking guy.
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    biodroid

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    Re: Terminator Salvation set for May 2009 release

    I am keen on the fact that Bale is playing but put off by McG directing. Charlies Angels was crap
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    Rodders

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    Re: Terminator Salvation set for May 2009 release

    Am i the only one looking forward to seeing this?

    McG isn't writing the script for this is he?
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    dustinzgirl

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    Re: Terminator Salvation set for May 2009 release

    And Supernatural and lots of other things I like.

    McG is so cool.

    And, I liked Charlies Angels.

    And, while its obviously not original, did anyone watch the original Terminator for the first time and not go, dude, I wish they would make a movie about the robot apocalypse? Because I've been waiting for that since I was like, a kid.
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    Dave

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    Re: Terminator Salvation set for May 2009 release

    I'll have to agree on that, and from the trailer it doesn't look that bad. What I couldn't stand would be yet another Terminator is sent back from the future film.
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    Rodders

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    Re: Terminator Salvation set for May 2009 release

    I'm looking forward to this. The set pieces look good.

    Let'e be honest, this story has been waiting to be told since the original Terminator. At least they're not trying to invent one out of thin air.

    Love it or hate it, this is going to be an interesting film.
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    Connavar

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    Re: Terminator Salvation set for May 2009 release

    Bale is awesome and he brings intense quality to all his movies. I saw the trailer and Bale as John Connor looked too good. One of few actors in hollywood who can pull of the role perfectly.

    Im waiting for it alot more than i cared about it before the trailer.

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