James Cameron, the director and co-writer of the generally-considered-to-be classic first two Terminator films, is really freakin' amped on Terminator Genisys. He's openly stated that he wasn't a fan of T3 or T4, but he is considering Genisys to be the official third installment of the franchise. High praise.
To give you a sense of the criticism he's shelled out at the third and fourth films, check out this response he gave last year in a Reddit AMA.
“I’m not big fans of the films, I think that they had 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 third or fourth film lived up to that potential… I’m hopeful that the new films, which are being made right now as a reboot, but still involving Arnold, will be good. From what I’ve seen from afar, it looks like they will be quite good.”
I mean it is fairly common for reboots to diminish in quality thanks to the fact that they have to live up to the hype of the original films. However, the sequel to the first film (also done by Cameron) I think, outperformed it. And this quote kind of makes sense in that regard. He thought of it as its own entity rather than just a follow-up.
Here was what Cameron's reaction was to the new Terminator: Genisys.
“It’s being very respectful of the first two films, and then all of a sudden it swerves and now I’m going on a journey.”
If James Cameron feels like he's on a journey, I need to see this ASAP! That's pretty much all I needed to hear.
Here he is talking about it overlayed with some awesome clips.
Terminator: Genisys hits theaters July 1, 2015.
(Via: Yahoo Movies)