wnyxmcneal said:So if in Terminator 1, 2, 3, if the Terminator had been successful in killing John Connor, does the John Connor in the future just vanish? Or does it just create a new timeline, and all the terminators being sent back creates new timelines?
Jingus said:Yeah. It's much easier, and often more fun. Whenever I write a review, it's always more enjoyable to rip apart a shitty movie than to praise a good one. Why? No clue. I just know it makes me feel that way, and apparently I'm not alone.Tony Bagels said:This folder is weirdly way more interested in picking apart shitty movies than it is in talking about the good parts of good movies.
I just don't get this attitude at all. I mean, it's one thing to riff on some shitty movie on cable when you're hangin out with your bros and drinking beers, but it's something else entirely to sit down at your computer and actually type up a whole bunch of words about some bad movie. Why bother?
Dammit, I was just going to make that exact joke. But on topic, railing on a bad movie is just more fun for me than praising a good one. If it's a so-good-it's-bad movie, mocking it can be a fairly joyous thing; if it's so-bad-it's-just-bad experience, I'll probably be feeling bitchy about having wasted my time on it and wanting to vent about what fuckheads the filmmakers were.Mattdotcom said:
Pretty much every time travel story ever will completely fall apart once you think about it enough. The only such movie which seemed even close to tying it all together seamlessly was Primer; and even with that one, it might be that the movie is just so bewilderingly complex that I never had time to notice the plot holes.
NoCalMike said:then as an easter egg, the extended director's cut. If i remember correctly you had to enter in a password, which was either the year the Terminator was sent back to, or the year the War vs Machines started, can't remember so much anymore.
atticus Chaos said:Robert Patrick has aged incredibly well. I remember watching him in The Marine and thinking he didn't look much different at all from Terminator 2.
Mattdotcomersonally I blame the Nostalgia Critic for replacing interesting discourse and debates with humorless jokes at full volume. He should be drawn and quartered imo.Another fun story about awesome movie Terminator 2: My mom got me some kind of sour gum that somehow tied into the movie that came with a sticker that looked like a bullet crack, which I promptly used to ruin the new family entertainment center. I didn't get in trouble, though, probably because T2 is so great. But hey, since everyone would rather discuss something that's bad instead of good, what are your thoughts on Edward Furlong's performance and Cameron's seemingly unwavering focus on it? Correct me if I'm wrong, but the special edition that isn't a director's cut mostly adds more John Connor to the film than anything else.
Going by how the Terminator series pretty much makes it set in stone that certain events are going to happen regardless of its primary players or its timeframe, I'd wager that the paradox being created by going back in time is nullified indefinitely. There will always be a human resistance that will inevitably succeed, as all versions of the human resistance does in the series, but the key players and how they do say may change. Fate happens in the big picture sense, but it's the little details that change.wnyxmcneal said:Pretty much every time travel story ever will completely fall apart once you think about it enough. The only such movie which seemed even close to tying it all together seamlessly was Primer; and even with that one, it might be that the movie is just so bewilderingly complex that I never had time to notice the plot holes.
Yea, I figured. I was just wondering if the movie or Cameron ever had an explanation as to what happens
Epic Reine said:Bumping this as I just re-watched the original last night and it's still fucking awesome and is certainly better than T2 (even though T2 is pretty damn awesome too). I love how imperfect Michael Biehn is as Kyle Reese. The way he trips when he runs and how ineffective he is at times at stopping the Terminator is how a real person would react in the situation as opposed to the picture perfect protagonists we see in action movies today.
Oh by the way, there's a 6th film coming out next year with both Arnold and Lina Hamilton returning. Joy.