Originally Posted by Tack
I don't know how you feel about "Fanedits" but there's a good one by Uncanny Antman called Terminator 3, the coming storm. He got rid of all the hack comedy and killed the impossible timeline stuff.
Still not a great movie but it plays pretty well and is IMO much better than the original.
I don't agree with the idea of "fanedits"... As an artist myself (hopefully this doesn't come across as pretentious), I wouldn't want my work butchered just because some guys don't like the original version
. I have respect for the filmmakers' work, even when I don't agree with some of their decisions. I know some of these edits must be cool and interesting to watch, it's just a little principle of mine
....As for T3, the whole film, very average, is saved by its ending. If only they had cast a more charismatic actor for John Connor. And Arnold was already too old, in fact they should have made a third Terminator maybe 3 or 4 years after T2 imo. But well, if, if, if....
Now regarding this whole reboot thing, I think one important thing to consider for the filmmakers is this: if we are to reboot the franchise, how do we want to portray the Terminator? Does it need to be a bulked-up actor like Schwarzenegger was? Maybe , maybe not, I don't have the answer, but that's something I sure would ask as a producer... Usually a good reboot is a movie where they go back to the original concept while giving it a newer, fresh vibe. So please, no more "good Terminators" and silly one-liners... This character is supposed to be the ultimate bad buy ; and despite a minuscule budget, that's what the first film managed to achieve. I don't mind a bigger budget, bigger visuals, bigger everything, on the contrary, but the franchise's premise is time travel and invincible killing machine. Then let's go back to this.