Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation footage was premiered at Comic-Con to an excellent reception by audiences. The original Terminator has been such a fan, not yet at least. Producers gave Schwarzenegger a private screening, which I would presume to be an attempt to secure his cameo because why else would they do it, but his take-away wasn’t glowing:

“They showed me some footage, but I don’t have a feel for the movie. I didn’t see enough. I wasn’t sure who the Terminator was. I don’t know if there is one or if he’s the star or the hero. These are the things that determine the success and how the strong the movie will be.”

Is Arnold already getting to that old person stage of “the world confuses me”? Seems like someone could point at Sam Worthington and say, “There. That guy is the Terminator.”

I’m not too concerned about Arnold’s reaction. Terminator is his franchise. It raised him up just as much as he helped it along. If I were him I don’t think I’d be too anxious to see someone else standing on my shoulders and garnering the credit, but such is the way of sequels. However, it sounds more like he just wants to make sure his baby is handled with care:

“With Batman and Terminator, those big movies, there’s a certain expectation and if you don’t live up to it, if the movie is not a 10, then the business will be soft,” the governor said. “If [‘Salvation’] is pushing it forward, it will be breaking records all the time. If [director McG] has the T4 and the kind of shots that has the audience thinking, ‘Now how did he do that?’ — then it is ‘Terminator’ and you can blow everyone away and every record at the box office.”

Don’t disappoint him, McG and crew.

Source: LA Times

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