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Today's film, #1, 1984's "The Terminator," because they're showing T2 at the movie theatre this week and it probably works better if I've seen T1 recently.
Way funnier than the first one, ergo, way better than the first one.
Saddest thumbs up in cinematic history.
A slight issue I can see with the Terminator franchise is that T2 serves as a pretty solid ending? And yet I am aware of at least four additional films.
@Alexis I hope you know to stop there! (I've heard Dark Fate might be worthwhile, but otherwise, uhhh)
@naga I already saw Genisys with friends in London, so yeah, uhhh, I know what you mean.
But nothing wrong with a dumb popcorn movie!
@naga I'd only seen the first one beforehand, and lemme tell ya, I bet it makes exactly as much sense *with* all the context.
@Alexis Dark Fate apparently pulls the Highlander trick and ignores the intervening ones (each Highlander sequel, and even the TV series, spun off directly from the first movie)
@Alexis I agree on the verdict.
@Alexis as someone who hasn't seen a single Terminator film, my understanding is: time travel?
@The_T I've *seen* the fourth one, and don't remember a thing about besides Matt Smith playing Skynet, so: I guess?? Probably??
@Alexis sigh should I just go ahead and watch these as well
@Alexis there's a TV series also isn't there. is it Joss Whedon??
@The_T I don't think it's one of his, and I also don't think I need a mid-2000s Fox version of this franchise in my life, honestly.
@The_T Terminator and T2 are legit great action flicks.
@Alexis yeah but surely we can't stop there
@Alexis@beepboop.one that neatly summarizes the core flaw in the terminator franchise
@Alexis The post-T2 movies are the very definition of "wibbly-wobbily timey-wimey"
@Alexis All Terminator movies are just remakes of the first one.
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