Say what you want about James Cameron, but the director does keep his standards in check. The infamous hard ass is no stranger to sequel town- having followed up Piranha and Alien even before the great Terminator 2: Judgement Day- and he knows what makes a great 'part II' work. So if Cameron says the follow up to his time travelling artificial intelligence series isn't great, it might be an idea to take note.
Speaking on one of this weekends many Reddit AMAs, Cameron spoke candidly about how his creation has expanded over the years:
Well, I have to be objective, or as objective as possible about that. I’m not big fans of the films, I think that the big ideas of the first movies – I didn’t make the second film until I had an idea as big as the first film, and it had to do with the moral complexity of the story, and asking the audience by the end of the film to cry for a Terminator. I don’t think that the 3rd or 4th film lived up to that potential. Sarah Connor Chronicles, I never really watched much of it, so I never gave it a chance… to get hooked, like you have to with a TV series.
The director has made just one film since 1997's Titanic but with Avatar's three sequels and the recently announced Battle Angel all in the pipeline we will expect to see a lot more of him in the next few years.
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Terminator: Genesis opens July 1st 2015