Terminator Franchise (1984-∞)

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Re: Terminator Franchise (1984-∞)

#151 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:47 am

Hamilton's believable yet still amazing physical and psychological transformation between the first film and the second is still one of the more impressive and unique ways in which a sequel progressed and expanded its universe in a compelling way that made the sequel feel worth having been made (and possibly better than the first). I would hope that if this is done right, Hamilton (and Schwarzenegger) could be used in an interesting manner that replicates even some of that vibe from the shift from the first to second films. Doesn't seem likely, but I'm open to being surprised.

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#152 Post by knives » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:59 am

Considering some of his recent roles I have to imagine there will be at least some critique of the T-800 in the sequel which could be interesting.

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#154 Post by Morbii » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:34 am

Looks like the 4K T2 blu-ray has been pushed back (again). Amazon is estimating Dec. 31st 2018 now.

Also listed as “currently unavailable” on amazon. This doesn’t bode well.

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#155 Post by MichaelB » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:31 am

Going from feedback from a friend with a review copy, it makes Predator look like a model of accurate grain preservation. I can only hope that the delay is so they can redo it properly, but I’m not overly optimistic.


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#157 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:44 pm

I keep regularly checking YouTube to see if it turns up and finally someone has uploaded Robert McKee's fantastic introduction to The Terminator in his Filmworks season for the BBC back in 1993. This one introduction did a lot to introduce me to critical thinking about films, and that you even 'pure entertainment' pieces can have aspects that are worth exploring in more detail. I particularly like McKee's comment about the difference between a hero and a villain (which was only strengthened in T2), and the comparison of the structure of the film to that of Greek myth!

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