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Terminator 5 in development now!

Posted in Personal by Will on Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 ~ 1pm

“Although Terminator Salvation was initially intended to be the first part of a new Terminator trilogy, its performance at the domestic US box office led many to question whether a fifth Terminator film would happen.

Then, to everyone’s surprise, the film gunned it on the international circuit, almost doubling Star Trek’s foreign take to hit a reasonable box office haul of $341M worldwide. That led to speculation that Terminator 5 might be back on the agenda – and it seems it is, with director McG now confirming Terminator 5 is being worked on as we speak.”

http://www.scifiscoop.com/news/confirmed-terminator-5-in-development/

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  1. Rodney said,

    on September 11th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Speaking or the Star Trek reboot (or whatever it was)….what did you think? I didn’t see a review of it in your blog, but may have missed it…just curious what you thought.

  2. Will said,

    on September 14th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Starting with the good, I’d say that the scene in which young Spock tries to rescue the elders on Vulcan was pretty good. Though the mother’s death was a bit hackneyed, it at least tried to add depth and for that I give it credit. Quinto was very good as young Spock. (The scenes on Vulcan when Spock was a very young student were good too.) And McCoy was great throughout.

    Kirk’s troubled youth storyline was hackneyed and cliche.

    However, the time travel element that served as the main plot (or at least as the catalyst for getting this crew together) could have been done in more serious tones. Even with an entire planet being destroyed, it didn’t have any weight. The entire film lacked weight. JJ Abrams is not known for subtext, and I didn’t notice any here (aside from the racism of the Vulcans when they spoke to Spock).

    Villains can add substance to films, but the villain was nothing special (compared to, say, the villain in JJ Abrams third Mission Impossible film, who was actually quite interesting).

    Making the film even more lightweight, moments of slapstick humor felt inappropriate (Scotty in the tubes, and the swollen hands sequence) unless this was a children’s film.

    The action sequences had no sense of danger whatsoever. They were like a Star Wars film in that respect: you knew no one would so much as get bruised. Plus I didn’t care about the characters, so I didn’t care if they’d fall off the giant laser cutter to the planet’s surface.

    All in all, not a fan. However, since it was mildly entertaining despite being really lightweight, I will see the inevitable sequel.

    But I’d have preferred a more serious film, without slapstick humor, and with some sense of actual danger — which would require actual drama, not just a bunch of action scenes strung together.

    I was also bothered that they didn’t try to edit out the denture clicks of Leonard Nimoy’s lines.

  3. Rodney said,

    on September 16th, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Agreed – on all points (although I think Nimoy still has his real teeth). Good solid review. I believe recasting Kirk, Spock, and McCoy is an anathema and on a certain level I am insulted that they did it.

  4. Will said,

    on September 17th, 2009 at 1:02 am

    I expect Nimoy has partials.

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