Discuss films of the 21st century including current cinema, current filmmakers, and film festivals.
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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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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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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!