Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2019)

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Which movie is your favorite?

The Terminator (1984)
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Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
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Terminator: Salvation (2009)
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Terminator: Genisys (2015)
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Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
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Total votes: 4

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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2019)

Postby Spirit Ghidorah 2010 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:52 pm

Terminator: This movie kicked ass. Had sort of a vintage 80's feel, but it was still very tense and actiony. 9/10

Terminator 2: Was phenomenal. Great acting, great characters, and some of the best action scenes I've ever seen. 9.5/10

Terminator 3: Was unnecessary, but good fun. The acting was passable, the effects were pretty slick, and the action scene were also pretty nice. 8.5/10

Terminator Salvation: Was by one of the absolute worst movies I've ever had the misfortune to ever see. Incredibly boring, had huge plotholes, and the acting was beyond abysmal. Absolute poop. 1.5/10
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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby mecha-gino » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:55 pm

GAAAAAH!!!! Another victory for the terrorists when it comes to the talkback threads.

The first one was good, second is SOO skreeonkin good, 3 was meh and 4 I haven't seen yet but I fear if I say anything good about it, an angry asian will attempt to kill me.
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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby Spirit Ghidorah 2010 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:59 pm

mecha-gino wrote:GAAAAAH!!!! Another victory for the terrorists when it comes to the talkback threads.

The first one was good, second is SOO skreeonkin good, 3 was meh and 4 I haven't seen yet but I fear if I say anything good about it, an angry asian will attempt to kill me.

Oh, I'm already on my way to kill you for insulting Jack Nicholson's Joker.
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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby Malchik » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:54 pm

Loved the first two. Great films.

The third took the whole message of the franchise and took a poop on it. All the fights scenes were dumb too.

The fourth. Whats to say...?

...The human heart?!!!

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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby Mini-Godzilla » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:19 pm

The first two are some of the best science fiction films of recent years. The third one desecrates the memory of its predecessors, and the fourth movie is fan fiction. The TV series was fairly good, as were the Infiltrator novels, but none of the EU matches the James Cameron entries. The 3D theme park attraction was dumb fun.
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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby DrKaiju1954 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:30 pm

The first two are absolute classics,the third was decent,the forth one was garbage,nuff said
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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby XxComablack1937xX » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:41 am

The Terminator - A Classic

Terminator 2 - Great Sequel

Terminator 3 - Average at best an even that's being generous

Terminator Salvation - Complete skreeonking poop, one of the worst film's i have seen in a long long time in theater's.

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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby Spirit Ghidorah 2010 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:13 am

wataru wrote:Im sorry, I enjoyed Terminator Salvation. I liked the more primative look of Skynets T-600s and T-700s. I liked the Marcus concept. I even liked Bale. And me saying that is like Pastor Terry admitting me likes it in the butt from an Islamic gay man.

Wait, you thought T:S was better than T3? RAAAAAAAAAAAAGE
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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby TokyoVigilante » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:15 am

In order;

T2
T:S
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T3

Salvation was a refreshing change from what almost became a formula of "Connors and Family roadtrip with Robo-Arnie while the NEW SUPER DEADLY KILLING MACHINE (as if the regular Terminator wasn't a deadly enough killing machine. But whatever.) chases them and they learn LIFE LESSONS" so I give it props for that; T3 is just T2 with a new novelty "twist" (It's a GIRL!) It was dripping with fantastic atmosphere and it was a treat seeing those T-600s as real, physical effects. Oh and CG young Arnie was badass.

Austrian Death Machine did an intense metal cover of the T2 theme. It's what dreams and orgasms are made of.
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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby Spirit Ghidorah 2010 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:09 am

T3 was a watered down paycheck movie for Arnie. It took the T2 script basically and Escape from LA'd it.

And T:S was a bullshit attempt to capitalize off of Christian Bale's fame. Too bad he was shoved aside for the first 3/4 of the movie in order to make way for Sam "I-try-to-pass-off-as-human-but-it's-so-obvious-that-I'm-a-Terminator-especially-since-every-trailer-and-TV-Spot-under-the-sun-revealed-that-little-fact-so-it-amazes-me-that-the-movie-still-tries-to-make-it-such-a-shocking-plot-twist" Worthington.

"The End Begins" my ass. I can some up this movie in 2 sentences: "We're at war. We're still at war." There ya go, mecha-gino, I just saved you 1.5 hours and $10.
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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby Spirit Ghidorah 2010 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:12 am

AH likes it more than T2. Go figure.

And I know T3 was a cash-in film. But it was entertaining. Can't say the same for T:S. The only redeeming things that T:S offered was this and this.
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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby Malchik » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:29 am

alienhulk2099 wrote:Terminator 3: Somewhat redeems part of the franchise, it at least brought sense to the timeline. Great.

No it didn't. Terminator 3 shat all over the time line. The first two's reoccurring theme was there is no set path, no fate but what we make. The third brought inevitability, making the two films before moot.

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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby Arrow » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:08 am

Terminator - Good.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Great
T3 - Meh.
T:S - Sucks.

I honestly have no use for anything after Cameron's movies.

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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby Spirit Ghidorah 2010 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:51 am

alienhulk2099 wrote:By following the law and reporting crime? No.

How is it a crime for wataru to point out your blatantly bad taste in movies?
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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby HayesAJones » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:42 pm

Loved the first two, haven't gotten the chance to see the others.

By the time the second film's credits started rolling I only had one thing to say: holy crap.

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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby Spirit Ghidorah 2010 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:28 pm

Tyler wrote:TS - I hate this piece of dog dirt

Dog dirt would be a compliment to that horridly done movie. It was one of the few movies in which I actually looked up the director's picture just in case I see him someplace, just so I can sock him in the jaw.
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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby Mini-Godzilla » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:47 pm

HayesAJones wrote:Loved the first two, haven't gotten the chance to see the others.

My advice: be satisfied with what you have seen. Everything else is a step down. The TV series is not too bad, but it has no definitive ending, and it's still not up to the James Cameron standard. Regard everything after T2 as a non-canonical Expanded Universe curiosity at best and a shameless franchise cash-in product at worst.
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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby Arrow » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:45 am

I agree with Mini. Cameron's films are really all you need, though if you're an "I'll go for anything"-type person you can probably get enjoyment out of T3. Also, ignore AH's nonsensical points about T3 "fixing" Cameron's movies when all it does is tarnish them, really.

Oh, and EU material isn't automatically canon.

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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby g2kmaster » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:26 am

The first film was good. A grounbreaker in a sense and brought a bunch of imitators.
The second film was better. Had a better theme with it. Took all the morale of the first film and added some humanity-involving message along with daddy stuff. Cool.
The third film was just a letdown. Not as good as cameron's films but nice to see more brutal killings.
T:S was skreeonking awesome. Not as good as the second film but I enjoy it on the same level as the original.

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Re: Franchise Talkback Thread: Terminator (1984 - 2009)

Postby Arrow » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:55 am

alienhulk2099 wrote:Because it is a series about time travel and with time travel you have to have a consistent time line.

That's just it. The films themselves state that the future is not set in stone. The characters are stated to have the ability to change it within the films. You're trying to shoehorn logic into a series that deals with traveling androids from the future, not to mention all the problems within the concept of time travel. What you're doing is picking and choosing what you will and won't accept in a nonsensical premise of a science-fiction movie. But it's a lost cause trying to rehash this argument with you, because all you're going to do is put your hands to your ears and go, "I'm not listening!"
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