Remember, Skynet is now up and self aware. And if The Sarah Connor Chronicles are to be believed we all die tommorow. Oh well, also in less than a 100 years we will be traveling at Warp Speed. And in just a few years Marty Mcfly will be flying around on his hoverboard. How cool is that?
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The Crazy cool artwork of Tadanori Yokoo over at io9 is bizarre.
The first two episodes of the New Doctor Who have aired. I really like Matt Smith as the Doctor, which is strange in a small way since I thought David Tennant would always be the reason I liked the show. Anyway BBC America airs the first episode this coming Saturday April 17th, with a marathon of David Tennant episodes before hand if your new to the show.
First day of vacation, we ate at the delicious Laughing Seed which is superb for the vegetarians in your life, stopped by Comic Envy to browse the geekery, and then traded in books at Mr. K’s where I got this gem,
from 1963. I’m sure these stories will be winners in the political correctness column. Time to batten down the hatches and get to work.
Look for more paint later.
Let me firstly state that I really enjoyed Terminator Salvation. I want to get that out of the way, because I have a feeling this is going to read negatively. I really thought it was a nice, fun thrill ride, and a great summer movie, with all the whiz and bangs you’ve come to expect. The sound is impressive and when the T-800′s show up with their iconic look, you know what your in for.
That all being said, I can’t help but feel like I wasn’t watching a Terminator film. Throw T-3 out and what you have in the first two movies is some amazing world building, within our own plausible universe. The mythology of John Connor and the future war loses so much of it’s mystique when you actually get to live in that world. What you have is a very Mad Max, run, fight or die mentality that doesn’t lead to strong storytelling, unless your plan is to blow stuff up. Which McG does remarkably well.
And then then the morality and dare I say true sadness that we get in T2 with John’s and Arnie’s Terminator is not really that important here, as you really don’t care what happens to anyone including the one who sacrifices the most.
I think I’ve been spoiled by the second season of Sarah Connor Chronicles, in the fact that I now want to know why skynet thinks? What motivates them besides the easy obliteration of the human race? And what do all the individual terminators think? Are they all just cogs in the machine?
So I guess where this movie will rock you for two straight hours on a non stop thrill ride, it won’t leave you thinking of very much at all, or leave you with anything close to that classic scene of Arnold lowering himself into the lava at the end of Terminator 2. Which is o.k. after all.
Remember Judgement Day has already happened.
A plus on the visuals, the music(GUNS and ROSES!), Anton Yelchin and his kid sidekick, those classic Stan Winston designs.
B plus overall and in the franchise behind 2 and Sarah Connor, and tied with 1. Far better than 3.