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"Terminator" to get a trilogy reboot
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Posted on 06/28/2013 6:44:21 AM PDT by Perdogg

It will be back. The "Terminator," that is.

The franchise is getting a reboot, Paramount announced Thursday, with three new films set to roll out soon. There's no official word on whether Arnold Schwarzenegger, 65, will resume the title role, but according to the Los Angeles Times, insiders say the actor is expected to be involved in the films in some way.

Schwarzenegger played the lead role of a robotic assassin in the first movie, released in 1984. The original film and its sequels earned more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide.

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1 posted on 06/28/2013 6:44:21 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

ping


2 posted on 06/28/2013 6:45:40 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Scalia 2016 - Hostis Humani Generis)
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To: Perdogg

Can’t think of anything new so they haul out the oldies and remake them. Then they think the public will pay $50 to see them???


3 posted on 06/28/2013 6:49:53 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Perdogg

4 posted on 06/28/2013 6:50:30 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Perdogg

Love him or hare him, Arnie ‘is’ the original Terminator movies. Without him you get Terminator Salvation. Decent movie, but ...


5 posted on 06/28/2013 6:50:35 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Perdogg

Ugh. Haven’t we seen enough of this inanity already?


6 posted on 06/28/2013 6:50:58 AM PDT by doberville
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To: Perdogg

I’m sure it will be just as good as the Total Recall reboot or the Conan the Barbarian Reboot

BEEEEARF


7 posted on 06/28/2013 6:51:34 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Perdogg

More remakes....geez. America’s entertainment industry is mostly living off the carcass of its past.


8 posted on 06/28/2013 6:52:12 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Perdogg
Why can't Hollywood ever do something original like Joss Whedon's new film Much Ado About Nothing... oh, wait.
9 posted on 06/28/2013 6:54:21 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: GenXteacher
More remakes....geez. America’s entertainment industry is mostly living off the carcass of its past.

Just like the legal profession. Precedence! *spit*

10 posted on 06/28/2013 6:56:00 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Hollywood can’t do anything original because there are, for the most part, educated idiotic libtards in charge of everything.

They are pandering to the sheeple.


11 posted on 06/28/2013 6:56:17 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Happiness comes through the door you didn't know you left open.)
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To: Perdogg
Yawn.

Wake me up when they make something original. Or go OOB.

12 posted on 06/28/2013 6:59:19 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: Perdogg

Arnold was essential for those movies. The only person who could deliver that line and send worse chills up your spine would be Obama. THAT would be scary!

13 posted on 06/28/2013 7:00:08 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Perdogg

I’d rather just watch the old ones. The first two.

Even the one with Edward Furlong, before he became some sort of hideous beast, was very good.


14 posted on 06/28/2013 7:01:27 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Perdogg

15 posted on 06/28/2013 7:03:29 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Perdogg

Terminator Trivia: OJ Simpson had been pitched for the lead role in the Terminator, but James Cameron shot it down because he thought Simpson would not be convincing as a cold, calculating killer.


16 posted on 06/28/2013 7:03:51 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Perdogg

If done right (like that’s ever going to happen), it could be good. The original was done the way it was because the director had almost no money in the budget.

A “Terminator” with a non-distinctive actor might be interesting, as it could allow for a much more tense scenario. Arnie was, face it, pretty distinctive. No way you could miss him in a crowd, but someone a la Robert Patrick could be way creepier. Maybe Crispin Glover as the new terminator?

And, I’d be interested to see if they reboot “Predator” with one of its original ideas, that the “monster” was actually an escaped military experiment (either robotic or engineered-human) that the main characters’ team is tricked into hunting and destroying.


17 posted on 06/28/2013 7:06:42 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
James Cameron shot it down because he thought Simpson would not be convincing as a cold, calculating killer

The funny thing is that the OJ jury agreed. I wonder if OJ considered that before deciding to slash a few throats: "even a professional doesn't think I'm a believable killer, so I'll get away with it."

18 posted on 06/28/2013 7:07:34 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: BenLurkin
They're going to replace travel through time with travel through...

SPACE!

Imagine that.

19 posted on 06/28/2013 7:09:39 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: chris37

I like the 3rd one. The girl terminator was HOT!!!


20 posted on 06/28/2013 7:15:33 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Perdogg
They'll have to track down all the old parts that have since disappeared into
Late Night Tee Vee...


21 posted on 06/28/2013 7:18:39 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Perdogg

*Yawn*


22 posted on 06/28/2013 7:18:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

Paramount: “We’re not willing to take a risk on any new ideas, so how about this instead?”


23 posted on 06/28/2013 7:19:06 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Perdogg

Less Schwartz, more Glau.


24 posted on 06/28/2013 7:19:47 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

The third one was pretty good. I loved the first and second though.

She was hot, and I loved how her model of terminator looked.

I didn’t hate the fourth one either, but I have not watched 3 and 4 many times as I have done with 1 and 2.


25 posted on 06/28/2013 7:20:04 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

If they would split off and go with Christian Bale as John Connor, I would pay for that. I wouldn’t pay a wooden matchstick for the schvartz.


26 posted on 06/28/2013 7:20:31 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Perdogg

Nooooo! I love the originals. Let. This. Be. Wasn’t effing up Star Wars with those dopey ‘pre-quels’ enough for them?

How about an updated ‘Highlander,’ though? THAT, I could live with!


27 posted on 06/28/2013 7:24:10 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: MestaMachine

Yup. The Arnie arc is classic and more importantly, it’s DONE. The T universe has so many stories that don’t ‘need’ arnie’ Salvation suffered IMO because they ‘HAD’ to make a direct connection.

John Connor is at the core. There is plenty there to explore without his big robotic nemisis/psuedodad.


28 posted on 06/28/2013 7:25:40 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Wait till they redo the originals...and they WILL...


29 posted on 06/28/2013 7:26:13 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Perdogg

I'll be back!

30 posted on 06/28/2013 7:27:23 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
So when's the next Rocky movie coming out?


31 posted on 06/28/2013 7:28:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
They're going to replace travel through time with travel through...
SPACE!

Imagine that.

Funny thing is, travelling "through" time requires travelling "through" space. Want to go to the past? You would have to go to where the earth "was" at that point in time first. We are not "static" in the universe; actually, we're hauling ass through the universe.

32 posted on 06/28/2013 7:35:45 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4
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To: GenXteacher

“America’s entertainment industry is mostly living off the carcass of its past.”

If you watch the movies made in the thirties and forties you can understand why. Great writing.


33 posted on 06/28/2013 7:44:53 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: GenXteacher

I’m tired of these reboots. I can see maybe if 50 years have passed or something but man, it seems like that want to remake everything.


34 posted on 06/28/2013 7:48:41 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Welcome to "1984" 29 years later.....)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

She is one of the few people in Hollywood to be openly bisexual. Still HOT.


35 posted on 06/28/2013 7:52:31 AM PDT by rustyboots
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To: Perdogg

It isn’t like there isn’t any new stuff out there they could do that might be fun.

Like this...

http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/


36 posted on 06/28/2013 7:53:18 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Perdogg

Further proof that Hollywood has run out of ideas...


37 posted on 06/28/2013 8:10:14 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: Perdogg

I give credit to Arnold for trying to get his body builder buddies into the business. This is because if you get such actors, the roles start to get written for them. And no matter their personal politics, such roles favor conservative culture.


38 posted on 06/28/2013 8:16:25 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Perdogg

You guys are all talking like rehashes are something new.

Hollywood has never made original films. Or rather, they have always stuck with proven premises. During the “Golden Age” of American movies, MGM made SIXTEEN Andy Hardy movies. They made SIX Thin Man movies.

When people stop going to see Ironman movies, Hollywood will stop making them... and then they’ll make the next big thing over and over. Because they’re in the business of making money.


39 posted on 06/28/2013 8:26:09 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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Nooooooooooooooooo, he’s too old. Find someone else!


40 posted on 06/28/2013 8:27:29 AM PDT by diamond6 (Behold this Heart which has so loved men!" Jesus to St. Margaret Mary)
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41 posted on 06/28/2013 8:33:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Pollster1
I'll be bark.


42 posted on 06/28/2013 8:44:35 AM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: SkyDancer; DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; ...
>> Can’t think of anything new so they haul out the oldies and remake them. Then they think the public will pay $50 to see them??? <<

Sadly, the public will. They just decided to make a "dark and gritty" rehash of Superman I & II rather a new Superman storyline, and even a bunch of freepers were praising that soutlless Transformers wannabe. Superman II was fine and didn't need to be "reimagined". The Spider-Man "reboot" was even worse -- they were remaking a movie that only came out 10 years ago and was done perfectly fine the first time around.

I wish people would stop paying money for these lazy warmed over storylines. The new Star Trek film was working fine as its own story in the first half the film, then they just HAD to recycle stuff from Wrath of Khan. If you try to copy Wrath of Khan, you're going to fall short no matter what you do.

Hollywood has always recycled ideas but they're really starting to nuke the fringe lately. Now they're remaking Carrie after they JUST remade it 10 years ago. ENOUGH ALREADY!

43 posted on 06/28/2013 8:57:09 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

Sometimes remakes are better.
Usually they are not.
The USA networks remake of Moby Dick is so superior to the original it is stunning, and they made it for TV!


44 posted on 06/28/2013 9:02:07 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Lazamataz

That pic reminds me.
When I was a kid some muscle guy stole my girl while we were on the beach.
I was dejected but determined to get here back.
I had noticed that chicks were always hanging around the life guard so I asked him for advice.

He said “you got to get pumped up! Get buff! lift some weights!”

I did. Man I hit the weights hard. I was getting pumped up but I still didnt get any of the girls attention.

I lamented my situation to the life guard once more, and he advised I put a potato in my swim trunks.

I went to the store and bought the BIGGEST BOISE SPUD I could find and returned to the beach.

Now the Chicks were actively fleeing!

Panicked I run to the lifeguard and blurted “whats wrong!?”

He replied ... “put the potato in the front”

Ahnold looks like the potato is in the back LOL


45 posted on 06/28/2013 9:13:17 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
I'd say they're only better than the original 5 to 10% of the time.

There are only two legitimate reasons to remake a movie:

1) The original version did not do justice to the source material and was widely panned and a disappointment (for example, if you wanted to remake Bonfire of the Vanities, I wouldn't have a problem with it, since nobody liked the 1990 movie)

2) The original version was popular it is day, but now it's hopelessly dated and the general public either doesn't know it exists, or has no interest in seeing it (for example, if you wanted to remake Machine-Gun Kelly (1958), I don't have a problem with it, as nobody watches the original anymore.

Anything else is just a lazy cash grab. If the original film is a timeless classic and still popular with audiences, don't touch it. We don't need remakes of Superman II or Robocop.

46 posted on 06/28/2013 9:15:41 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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Why not un-earth another “Moldy Oldie” to add to this miasma?

Take the idea of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and add three hot teen actresses to play young Terminators.

Add them to the plot line with either Summer Glau’s Cameron or Lena Headey’s Sarah Connor playing the vocal role(s)of “Charlie”. Sending out the young Terminators do their best to destroy SkyNet.

Just a thought.


47 posted on 06/28/2013 9:19:20 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: Jack Deth

Some movies require a trilogy format to tell the story effectivly.
The Lord of the rings comes to mind.

Terminator is not a movie that needs a trilogy format.


48 posted on 06/28/2013 9:25:35 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

LOL!


49 posted on 06/28/2013 9:35:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4
They're going to replace travel through time with travel through... SPACE! Imagine that.

Funny thing is, travelling "through" time requires travelling "through" space. Want to go to the past? You would have to go to where the earth "was" at that point in time first. We are not "static" in the universe; actually, we're hauling ass through the universe.

Hmmmm. I like it. Never thought of that! Thanks for the headache!

50 posted on 06/28/2013 10:24:28 AM PDT by folkquest (I plan on being cranky for the next 4 years. Hope to crack a political smile at the midterms!)
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