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    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011
     (9696.21)
    Terminator -3 with its evocative period setting was quite charming, but Arnie really did not suit muttonchops.
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      CommentAuthorCOOP
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2011 edited
     (9696.22)
    My favorite Alien sequels are the two most reviled - Fincher's 3 and Jeunet's Resurrection. 3 has some terrific acting, and is just beautiful to look at, and Resurrection is just so full of weird that it overcomes the (numerous) plot missteps. A keychain of tiny aerosol cans? Brilliant. Or maybe I just want my own Winona Ryder android.

    Also, Ron Perlman pretty much adds a +1 to any movie (please note the Hellboy 2 exception.)
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    fuck - I didn't actually know there were any terminator films beyond 3... and I've never, ever, stayed awake during the first one even though I've tried to watch it about a dozen times. Will the last one ever just be called 'Terminated'?

    Or maybe I just want my own Winona Ryder android.


    I want two. As bodyguards.
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    @MartinSheen: I think Whedon's peaked, an bought into his own hype though he's not quite reached Lucasan levels. If he totally balls up The Avengers film, well, I will be far from surprised given his craptastic showing with any property that Marvel's handed to him in the past. I really want to be wrong.

    Alien4 is the best looking film of the franchise, just beating out Alien3 which is perhaps the best written. Aliens however remains the most entertaining for me though (even if by now I can flawlessly recite the dialogue), and I find the first kind of dull.

    As for the Terminator franchise, well, T4 was for all its flaws at least interesting in the story it wanted to tell (and thank god the idea of skinning Connor and having Marcus wear him like a cheap suit was dropped at the 11th hour). T3 had potential, but suffered hugely from dreadfully uncharasmatic leads. Seriously, there's no way you can look at Nick Stahl and believe that he's ever going to lead humanity to victory over the machines. Quite unlike Bale, who does have that messianic intensity and that sense that he will fuck shit up if he thinks he's right.

    The Sarah Connor Chronicles was okay for what it was, but when I heard the title my expectations were that it was going to be set at least in part between the first two movies. Again, it suffered from casting a rather uncharasmatic actor as JC, then putting him opposite the equally dull Summer Glau.
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    Terminator 4 should most DEFINATELY have kept the ending where the machine ends up becoming Connor.

    Why would Marcus donate his heart to Connor? It makes absolutely no sense. Marcus was not mortally wounded or anything. There was no reason for him to sacrifice himself. It just wasnt logical at all.

    If they had kept the original ending where Marcus becomes Conner. The continuation of the series might have had a shot at being interesting. I mean... at least things are going on at least. The games changing and so on, which is always good.
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    Does anyone else get the feeling that the resistance might have just won the war in a straight fight if Connor hadn't been monologuing about their plans over public radio before every operation?
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011
     (9696.27)
    @audientvoid - Your universe is intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
    @Mister Andersen - Peak Whedon is a conspiracy theory.