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Here's a new Terminator: Dark Fate Teaser Trailer. This capturing my interest makes me feel guilty, as I recognize this is part of the problem with geeky fandom. Sci-fi fans like myself are too willing to stick with endless attempts at sequels to properties after one or two good movies. The Predator, Aliens, Star Wars, Robocop... the list goes on. There have already been three disappointing Terminator sequels after two great movies, so if this one turns out to be good, the series will at least be 50/50. But this probably just confirms that not every good movie needs to become a franchise. At least from a story standpoint. I understand that corporations have to corporate. I don't really have a solution to offer though, as the heart wants what the heart wants. As I write about this, I have to admit to myself that I'll probably go to the theater to see Star Wars episode IX, knowing in advance there's an incredible chance I'll find it disappointing. I feel so used.

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29. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2019, 21:25 Retired
 
jdreyer wrote on May 24, 2019, 14:00:
Retired wrote on May 24, 2019, 00:48:
I was happy to see my thread 200,000 was a success. Sorry didnt get the email until today. Was in spam folder.
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28. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2019, 14:00 jdreyer
 
Retired wrote on May 24, 2019, 00:48:
I was happy to see my thread 200,000 was a success. Sorry didnt get the email until today. Was in spam folder.
It took a long time for that seed to sprout!
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2019, 07:54 Pr()ZaC
 
Yeah.
CGI is questionable.

But... I'm out of the loop.
Explain me why the T-800 has aged.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2019, 00:48 Retired
 
I was happy to see my thread 200,000 was a success. Sorry didnt get the email until today. Was in spam folder.  
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25. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 20:01 jdreyer
 
whitelined wrote on May 23, 2019, 16:22:
It looks too slick. Not sure how to explain that, but terminator 2 felt like it had weight, grime, dirt and dust to it. It was such a good film, it's going to be hard to reboot from that.

Heh, after T1, I thought T2 was too slick.
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 19:39 bigspender
 
Red886 wrote on May 23, 2019, 12:32:
what is this, Terminator is about superheroes fighting each other now?

and man, is the CGI bad


You beat me to it. I was going to say it looks like a super hero movie with a Terminator theme.... How about you know, making grounded in reality like the first one....
 



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23. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 18:05 Acleacius
 
Love the trailer, no guilt here! Lighter

I actually liked Genesis, not saying it was great but good enough. Think it would have done much better had the major movie plot twist not been exposed in the first trailer. Dumbass PR lackeys.

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22. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 17:11 Leper
 
whitelined wrote on May 23, 2019, 16:22:
It looks too slick. Not sure how to explain that, but terminator 2 felt like it had weight, grime, dirt and dust to it. It was such a good film, it's going to be hard to reboot from that.

Probably something to do with T2 having almost all practical stunts, with the only CGI being used for the character who was supposed to look fake.

This one looks like it could be decent (the director isn't a hack like McG), but obviously don't expect it to be as good as 1 or 2.
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 16:22 whitelined
 
It looks too slick. Not sure how to explain that, but terminator 2 felt like it had weight, grime, dirt and dust to it. It was such a good film, it's going to be hard to reboot from that.  
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20. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 16:18 jdreyer
 
UttiniDaKilrJawa wrote on May 23, 2019, 15:17:
I think this Terminator will probably disappoint, but seeing Linda Hamilton rock the Badass Sarah Connor one more time will be fun.

They look old, but fit. I would say this has potential, but I'll wait for reviews.
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 16:11 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on May 23, 2019, 13:27:
I looked at the reddit thread, expecting to see people crapping on the CGI, but instead found it was posted by Arnie himself, and man, he just seems like a genuinely great guy, Keanu-style.

But yes, the CGI looks bad. I watched a few videos over the weekend positing why CGI has gotten worse. In large part, they feel it's due to deadlines being a fraction the time they used to be, while the amount of scenes (or seconds) being much larger. Even though the tech has come a long way, there's less time for the artistry to take hold. As a result, the lighting is almost always broken. And, back in the day, it was all done in real places, with real standins being replaced, making lighting easier (first, it's real, second, you can base it off what happens to the stand-in, and third, a good director would be very deliberate in how he'd light his 2 or 4 CGI scenes.)

The other thing to consider is that early trailer CG is usually not final render.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 16:06 jdreyer
 
Redwood wrote on May 23, 2019, 12:33:
I thought I was out on the Terminator movies, but I may go see this one with that director, and James Cameron/the actors involved. I never even bothered with the last one. I am emotionally obligated to go to all Star Wars movies though.

So, "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in?"

 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 15:17 UttiniDaKilrJawa
 
I think this Terminator will probably disappoint, but seeing Linda Hamilton rock the Badass Sarah Connor one more time will be fun.  
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16. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 14:19 Angrius Maximis
 
Terminator trailer is absolute garbage  
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15. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 13:27 Beamer
 
I looked at the reddit thread, expecting to see people crapping on the CGI, but instead found it was posted by Arnie himself, and man, he just seems like a genuinely great guy, Keanu-style.

But yes, the CGI looks bad. I watched a few videos over the weekend positing why CGI has gotten worse. In large part, they feel it's due to deadlines being a fraction the time they used to be, while the amount of scenes (or seconds) being much larger. Even though the tech has come a long way, there's less time for the artistry to take hold. As a result, the lighting is almost always broken. And, back in the day, it was all done in real places, with real standins being replaced, making lighting easier (first, it's real, second, you can base it off what happens to the stand-in, and third, a good director would be very deliberate in how he'd light his 2 or 4 CGI scenes.)
 



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14. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 13:20 RedEye9
 

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13. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 12:55 Darks
 
That is some awesome pin point deadly accuracy there on those 30.000 lbs Penatrators hitting that orange cone.

The B2's are Pretty awesome!!
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 12:54 Bodolza
 
There's not enough in the trailer for me to form much of an opinion. It looks like Sarah Conner Chronicles: The Movie, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. And, yeah, the CGI is distractingly bad. I expect more from the person who basically invented it.  
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11. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 12:50 RedEye9
 

Chernobyl showed the hospital scenes just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water. Luckily for me I was prepped for it because I'd just watched Rush and was well versed in burns and lung vacuuming.
The show deserves every gram of praise it receives. (both Rush and Chern)

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10. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2019, 12:36 Mr. Tact
 
Redwood wrote on May 23, 2019, 12:33:
I thought I was out on the Terminator movies, but I may go see this one with that director, and James Cameron/the actors involved. I never even bothered with the last one. I am emotionally obligated to go to all Star Wars movies though.
I didn't see the 4th or 5th Terminator films in the theater, but I did see them. I still haven't see SW E8, I'll probably force (no pun intended) myself when it makes it to the movie channels.
 



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