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The new trailer looks, IMO, freakin awesome. I expect this to be at least a 3 out of 4. Has anyone else seen this trailer, and what do you expect from the movie when it comes out?


Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:38 pm
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I'm not sure what to expect from McG, but Christian Bale's an awesome actor, plus it looks like they're finally breaking from the "assassin/protector from the future" model that the first three films all follow.

I'm cautiously optimistic.


Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:41 pm
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I wasn't that excited about it, but the new trailer was much better.


Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:53 am
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Trevor wrote:
I wasn't that excited about it, but the new trailer was much better.


Hi Trevor.

I watched it as well and are you actually excited about this movie?
I wannabe but I'm not.
Hope I'm wrong.

Rob


Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:22 am
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I'm diggin the lighting...


Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:11 am
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I groaned when I saw the first trailer for this.

Really?

Do we need another one?

Really?

I'm just tired of movie "franchises."


Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:21 am
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I'm apprehensive. On one hand, it's Christian Bale. On the other hand, it's McG and a fourth Terminator. On the other other hand, McG wants Robert Patrick for T5. So we'll see. It's only another month and a half. The trailers look good, but I'm not letting myself get too excited.


Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:55 pm
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Robert Holloway wrote:
Trevor wrote:
I wasn't that excited about it, but the new trailer was much better.


Hi Trevor.

I watched it as well and are you actually excited about this movie?
I wannabe but I'm not.
Hope I'm wrong.

Rob

No matter what, I am probably going to see it.
And I am slowly becoming more optimistic about how much I might enjoy it.
Could that be called excitement? Not quite, I guess.


Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:59 pm
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another query about the terminator series which should be considered is whether the sarah conner chronicles can co-exist with the terminator film franchise.
I have seen the first of the SCC and i liked the direction it took. i wasn't able to follow the series but i hear it is getting good reviews.
i hope tht they can.

In terms of ther next T4, should any trailler really be taken seriously. the director's most famous films are "charley's angels". hardly a promising start. but the same lad who wrote dark knight is also writing this. so there is hope.

i suggest that ti will be better than T3 but not as good as T2.


Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:58 pm
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10 things about Terminator: Salvation


"Terminator Salvation" is a prequel to 1984's "The Terminator" that takes place 34 years after the original. How does that work? It is set in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles of 2018 during the early days of the human resistance, eleven years before Kyle Reese is sent back in time to protect Sarah Conner from the first Terminator.

The story centers on John Conner, who has been told from birth that he will lead the humans against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But at this point he's just a foot soldier still climbing the ranks. Everything Conner believes is called into question with the arrival of Marcus, who claims to be a human from before the bombs went off, but is revealed to be something else entirely.

The movie is directed by McG, who previously made the "Charlie's Angels" films and "We Are Marshall." His name is actually Joseph McGinty Nichol, but from birth his family called him "McG" to distinguish him from his grandfather and uncle, who were both named "Joe." In 2003, McG was going to direct a new version of "Superman," but filming was to take place in Australia, and, ironically, McG is afraid to fly.

Christian Bale was McG's first choice to play John Conner, whom he calls "the most credible action star in the world right now." McG offered Bale the part while he was shooting "The Dark Knight," and he initially turned it down. Bale told McG that if he could refine the script to the point where it could be read on stage without any special effects and still be a compelling story, he would agree to star in it.

To that end, McG brought Jonathan Nolan on board to rewrite the script. Nolan is the brother of director Christopher Nolan, and they collaborated on the screenplays for "The Prestige" and "The Dark Knight." Anthony E. Zuiker, the creator of TV's "CSI" franchise, also worked on the script. With the script in place, Bale signed on to play Conner, with the option to do two more "Terminator" movies if this one is successful.


McG met with "Terminator" creator James Cameron, who wasn't involved in the third movie and reportedly wasn't happy with how it turned out. Cameron didn't contribute to the script of "Salvation," but he did recommend Australian actor Sam Worthington for the part of Marcus. Worthington also stars in "Avatar," Cameron's first movie as a director since "Titanic," which will be released this December.

Also in the cast: Anton Yelchin plays the young version of Kyle Reese, who will later go back in time and father John Conner. Yelchin will also be the young Chekov in this summer's "Star Trek." Bryce Dallas Howard is Kate Conner, John's wife, who was played by Claire Danes in "Terminator 3." And Helena Bonham Carter plays the villain, Serena. Carter said she took the role because her partner, director Tim Burton, is a huge "Terminator" fan.

Stan Winston, the special effects mastermind who built the original "Terminator" and supervised the three previous movies, worked on "Salvation" up until his death last June. McG has said he plans to dedicate the film to Winston's memory. The movie will have a host of new robots to plague humanity: Harvesters that grab and collect people (and launch motorcycle-like Terminators to chase down anyone who runs), Hydrobots in the water, and Aerostats in the sky. Also, we'll see the T-600 models, the easy-to-spot rubber-skinned robots Reese mentions in the first movie.

Though he's been a bit preoccupied with running California since "Terminator 3," Arnold Schwarzenegger may make an appearance in "Salvation." Reportedly, a computer-animated recreation of Schwarzenegger's face will be digitally grafted onto the body of Austrian bodybuilder Roland Kickinger (who played the young Arnold in a TV movie). McG is also in talks to have Linda Hamilton reprise her role as Sarah Conner in a voice-over that will tie the beginning of this movie to the end of "Terminator 2."

One fact that is still unknown about "Terminator Salvation" is what rating it will receive from the MPAA. The three previous "Terminator" movies were all rated R, but the producers are pushing McG to bring this one in at a PG-13. As with the fourth "Die Hard," the studio is hoping a more kid-friendly rating will bring in bigger crowds (and sell more action figures and video games). At a panel at WonderCon on Sunday, McG asked the crowd if they would prefer an R-rated movie, to much applause. But it stands to reason that if the theatrical release is rated PG-13, an "unrated" DVD edition is sure to follow.


http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/need-to ... ation.html


Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:03 pm
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I'm still wary. I really enjoy Terminator 3--any movie with the balls to end with the end of the world gets bonus points from me. Still, I'm aware that this thing could be a real mess. And, to be honest, the trailers have been mediocre at best--EXCEPT that the latest trailer is unbelievably amazing. I still don't know if the movie will be any good--the additional dialogue in the previous trailers is still presumably in the movie, and still pretty eye rolling ("Win or lose, this war ends tonight!"). But god damn someone needs to win an award for that trailer. Everyone I sent the link to suddenly upgraded from "no interest in seeing it" to "Jesus Christ I guess I'll give it a shot."


Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:43 am
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I'm a big Terminator fan, quite possibly my favourite trilogy of all, but I can't find the new trailer at the usual spots I get trailers online (http://www.apple.com, http://www.hd-trailers.net). Can anybody point me to where this awesome new trailer can be viewed? Preferably not youtube. :) Thanks.

Seeya,
nuxx.


Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:48 am
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Just expecting to be as good as T2, but after seeing T3 I was so disapointed, maybe Bring Arnold Back?? :lol:


Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:29 pm
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Nuxx
here it Is
enjoy

http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/terminatorsalvation/


Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:31 pm
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The awesome trailer I was talking about is here: http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/terminator-salvation.html?showVideo=1

It shows less footage than the trailer on Apple, but it's edited together much better, reveals cooler material than the Apple trailer, and places second to Johnny Cash on the list of Most Outstanding Uses of a NIN Song.


Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:08 pm
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Also, watching the superbadass trailer again, I'm definitely getting an "Imposter" by Philip K. Dick vibe from the Marcus Wright character. Anyone else getting that general impression?


Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:13 pm
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Yes....that's one of the aspects that has drawn me in more than the previous incarnations of previews had done. Also, the possibility of voicework by Linda Hamilton, and a digital graft of Arnold's face onto a T-600. Then there's Helena Bonham Carter playing a villain. Looking forward to it all...


Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:58 pm
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I hope it is good, Bale signed on for what, three of these?

I saw the trailer when I went and watched Watchmen and thought it looked pretty darn good, especially since they decided the robot future had to happen in T3. Bale is believable as a post-apocalyptic war hero...


Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:28 pm
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Sci Fi Wasabi wrote:
I hope it is good, Bale signed on for what, three of these?

I saw the trailer when I went and watched Watchmen and thought it looked pretty darn good, especially since they decided the robot future had to happen in T3. Bale is believable as a post-apocalyptic war hero...


And there is a slight resemblance to the John Connor portrayed in the flashback sequence in T1....


Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:26 pm
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