Sunday, December 16, 2007

worst idea in a while

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

This is FOX's attempt at a television continuation of one of the greatest collection of films ever, the Terminator series (The Terminator and T2: Judgment Day are legendary films, the third film was also pretty good, though not up to the first two's standard). But one must ask: what good can possibly come of this? Even if we don't take into account the connections to the movies, this looks like a bad action series. But when you bring in a young girl stating "Come with me if you want to live," previously uttered by two greats, Michael Biehn and Arnold, well I'm sorry but I now hate you.

What made the Terminator series were the actors playing truly badass characters: Arnold, Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick. None of those names are associated with this new TV series. I just don't see how this can end well...why try to add to something that has already proven itself to be great?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Terminator - Arnold - Linda Hamilton = not Terminator. T3 was a well above-average action movie, but there was too much forced humor, too much Claire Danes, and not enough James Cameron to bestow upon the film an official Terminator stamp of badassery.

The only thing we can be thankful for is that people forget canceled TV shows quicker than Charlie Weis gains weight. This will soon be a distant memory, but RoboCop 3 will always haunt our nightmares. Sometimes life is so cruel.