December 11, 2008
T2: NON-JUDGMENTAL DAY
I've only seen the Terminator movies once before, and I was excited to see T2
again. But...I had forgotten how frustrating it is. I mean, the premise of these movies is great: an unstoppable killing machine. (Though Lileks is right
that "the abuse that was once reserved for the Terminator is now doled out to human beings, and they not only arent killed instantly, they are capable of acrobatic fistfights while hanging from one hand in a elevator shaft.") And this movie has the absolute greatest villain of all time. Robert Patrick turns my blood cold. He could play Santa Claus and I would be scared to death of him.
But the movie is just so interminably annoying. We're going to change the future and save three billion people from dying, but we can't kill anyone in the process because that's mean. John Connor might die and the world could end, but heaven forbid we kill a rent-a-cop. Enough with the lectures on morality and how evil technology is. Oh, and that speech that Sarah Connor gives about how all men do is destroy but women create because they have wombs blah blah blah. Give me a break.
I have lower standards than just about anyone when it comes to action movies. I will tolerate a lot of crap. But despite having the coolest bad guy of all time, T2 is really preachy. Stop with the voice-overs and get to the terminating already.
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HAHAHAHA! So THAT's where Sally Field got her womb speech.
Posted by: Oda Mae at December 12, 2008 01:41 AM (6zvrq)
Oh the "men destroy, women create"thing drives me nuts.
Tell it to Rihab Taha (Saddam's Dr. Germ). Shoot, tell it to Casey Anthony. Apparently those women missed the memo.
Posted by: airforcewife at December 12, 2008 04:31 AM (Fb2PC)
Even when I first saw that, I thought it was pretty clear that Sarah Connor was unhinged and not to be listened to. Avoid unnecessary casualties, yes. But given the stakes, it wouldn't take much to justify collateral damage.
Posted by: Sig at December 12, 2008 02:14 PM (3E/Ak)
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