Wednesday, May 20, 2009

No Salvation for This Terminator, I Fear (not a review)

Well the early word is out on Terminator: Salvation, and that word is not good.  Right now it's sitting not-so-pretty at 20% on Rotten Tomatoes.  Come on, Hollywood.  If you're going to make big, expensive movies, can't you at least bother to make them good?

As much as I want to see this, I really want to stop rewarding studios for churning out crap.  Wolverine was pretty lame (and better-reviewed, I might add), but we saw it anyway, and we've done nothing but gripe about it.  So, what will the TS verdict be?

Hard to say.  Conflicted.

Why oh why must franchise films be handed off to hack directors?  Rather than pay the extra money to get a good director to helm it, you hire someone whose film experience consists of two Charlie's Angels movies and a poorly-received high school football drama.  Did we think McG was going to just pull a winner out of his ass for this one?  No, this one will do really well this weekend and then drop off precipitously and that will be the last we hear from the Terminators for a while.

Unless this turns around, but I don't see how it could get much higher than 35% or 40% with a start that's this pathetic.  'Tis irksome, because I want this movie to be good.

Oh well.

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