Our Cinema Beat will now take on a new format. Max and I will debate the big movie releases for the upcoming weekend. Here is our conversation…
So Terminator Salvation hit theaters today, but we actually have jobs and stuff, so we go to the movies on weekends like everyone else. Christian Bale stars in the fourth installment of the Terminator series as John Connor in post-apocalyptic 2018 after Skynet has ravaged the Earth. Connor leads the human race in the fight for survival with the help of Sam Worthington, playing an amnesiac cyborg.
So Batman is starring in the new Terminator movie. I have GOT to see this immediately. Finally, the Caped Avenger takes on giant freakin’ robots. And not silly transforming robots… No. Serious, depressing robots who don’t know they’re robots. Robots that scream out in anguish when they realize they’re not human. On second thought, this could be really lame.
And, oh by the way, did I mention that McG directs this “film?” The man has directed three films. None of them were that good, and he’s the choice to lead one of the best franchises ever? This is the guy who challenged Michael Bay to a size of Little McG versus size of Little Michael Bay contest. Is this the best you have, Warner Brothers? This is getting to be depressing…
Don’t even talk. Anything McG does is cool in my book. This is the man that gave us Charlie’s Angels – and don’t forget Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle. But seriously, I am curious how McG could possibly step up the Terminator franchise. In the first one, you get Ahnald kicking ass. In number 2, you got a man MADE OF METAL. He actually had a sword for an arm. And number 3, you get a hot chick Terminator that has liquid metal skin and.a rocket launcher hidden somewhere inside it. Also, don’t forget it can make its breasts grow at will. Ball’s in your court, McG.
This movie may have moved into the realm of the absurd months ago, though, when Christian Bale completely lost his mind on the set (for those of you who missed it, click here.). I don’t know if this makes the movie better or worse; it does portray Bale as the tough guy he makes himself out to be, but flipping out isn’t exactly tough as a truck stop steak material. At least stuff in this movie blows up, right? Right?
That’s what we’re paying for. I’m not expecting a masterpiece, but watching robots die is always awesome.
That’s all we got for this week. Same time, next week.