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I recently ranked the Terminator movies from worst to first and asked you readers to pitch in with your own opinions on the matter. For the most part, we were all in agreement. But readers disagreed with my top pick. Let’s see how the readers ranked the Terminator movies.
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This week, the latest Terminator movie, Terminator Genisys, was released to video. Based on the movie’s underwhelming domestic grosses, a lot of you probably decided to skip Genisys in theaters. Now that everyone can run out to Redbox to pick up a copy, I thought it would be a fine time to see where the fifth entry in the Terminator series fits in. First, I’m going to rank the Terminator movies from worst to first and then you will get a chance to do the same.
With Cinderella and Insurgent in theaters, it seemed like an excellent time to rank our female heroes. What exactly it means to be a movie heroine is open to interpretation. We’ve got some of the action heroines you would expect. But we also have some real world figures and some flawed protagonists. Who’s the best movie heroine? It’s time to find out.
To celebrate the release of Neill Blomkamp’s latest science fiction movie, Chappie, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the most memorable robot characters in movie history. Some of them are good, some of them want to kill us. Some of them look like humans and others are clearly machines. Robots have been part of movies since the early silent picture days. In this bracket game, we pick our favorites.
With Neill Blomkamp’s latest science fiction movie, Chappie, opening March 6, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the most memorable robot characters in movie history. Some of them are good, some of them want to kill us. Some of them look like humans and others are clearly machines. Robots have been part of movies since the early silent picture days. In this bracket game, we pick our favorites.
Personally, I say take a “wait and see” attitude. You can’t really judge a movie by its trailer. I’ve seen trailers that made the movie look excruciating and it turned out to be pretty fun (Dodgeball). I’ve also seen trailers for movies that looked great and turned out to be duds (too many to mention).
Yet in some ways, part of me worries that this movie will be overstuffed. Both the trailer and the plot description I’ve read of it suggest an attempt to put all 4 of the previous Terminator movies together. Or take them, chop em up, throw em in the air and re-assemble the pieces and see what you get.
When Daffy and I reviewed Interstellar last weekend, Stoil asked if we would share our thoughts on the Terminator Genisys trailer. Neither of us had actually watched the trailer. But since we aim to please, we checked it out. And boy, it sure was something! Daffy and I took about ten minutes to discuss the sequel that basically resets the Terminator series.
Way back in 2011, I wrote an article about movies that were intended to generate sequels, but weren’t successful enough to do so. Ironically, that article was successful enough to generate a sequel. In the grandest of all franchise traditions, I went back to the well and made it a trilogy. Since 2012, my series about movies that failed to start a series of their own has been dormant. Until now. It’s time to reboot with a look at movies that were supposed to reboot franchises but didn’t.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was an unlikely movie star. He struggled with the English language and a thick Austrian accent. His physique made him hard to cast in every-man roles. And yet, for a time, he was the biggest star in Hollywood. Eventually, he parlayed his popularity as a film star into a political career. However, when his political career ended, Schwarzenegger’s Hollywood come-back was derailed by personal scandal.
What the hell happened?