Wednesday, April 27, 2011

666

According to Deadline, the Governator is looking to reprise his most famous role in a fifth "Terminator" film. This isn't much of a surprise, because franchise films are about the only guaranteed money-maker for big stars these days. Just look at Stallone ("Rocky Balboa" and "Rambo), Bruce Willis ("Live Free or Die Hard,), Nic Cage ("Ghost Rider 2," "National Treasure 2,"), Vin Diesel ("Fast and Furious" and "Fast Five,"), and so on. Of course, Arnold is nearly 64 years old, and even with a fantastic workout routine and computer assistance, he might be too aged to convincingly play the character. Unless, of course, they go in another direction, like having him play the inventor of the machines, or something silly like that. Still, I'll be excited whatever happens. The first two are classics, and I even enjoyed the much panned third installment, finding it a bit wicked in its nihilism. The fourth was a balls up catastrophe, a dreary, excitement-free, IQ-sapping stupid piece of garbage that's the worst use of a beloved franchise I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot. At least a fifth can't likely go any lower.







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