I thought it was the right place to end the film series. It was the logical place. The journey was complete. :)I too thought that this was the best place to end it.
The ending was surprisingly downbeat in an almost matter of fact way and unusual for Hollywood.
TERMINATOR SALVATION was a waste of time - but it was still ten times better than TERMINATOR GENESYS. :(Salvation barely registered and I have yet to see Genisys, but the scathing reviews don't make me in a hurry to see it. But I will one day.
More than just a bit pointless. I liked bits and pieces of it, but then it went off on its own timeline... :mad:The tv series concept seems a bit pointless.
Agreed.So, the Terminator Trilogy should have perhaps been where the series naturally reached it's conclusion.
We just can't.... :(Now how do we convince Hollywood? :confused:
Crap...We just can't.... :(
To badly quote Michael Beihn...
You can't reason with them.
And you can't ever, ever stop them!
Untitled Terminator Reboot (2019)
Now might be a good time to invest in non-stick, waterproof clothing... ;)Just gave it it's own thread. Now will duck for cover!
One positive thing about Genesys is that it basically confirms your separate timelines theory. So you can feel free to include or ignore any of the sequels as you like. Just pick the universe where your preferred entries are the only ones that occurred.A fitting end to the trilogy. That's my position on it. In my opinion, the rot had already started to set in with the second movie of the series.
Here's the way I consider the franchise to work (it's just my opinion though, so don't be sad if you disagree):
- The original Terminator is (and always will be) a stand-alone movie. There are no sequels to it.
- Terminator 2 is an alternate universe sequel. That way, I can still enjoy the film without finding it so unnecessary.
- Judgement Day really is erased from existence at the end of Terminator 2. I have to really suspend my disbelief for that, but I will, because otherwise the film has no point.
- After Terminator 2, it splits into three separate timelines. One is the "no Judgement Day" timeline I mentioned above. One is the Terminator 3 timeline. And the last is the timeline for the TV series (it's literally impossible for Terminator 3 and the TV series to both happen on one timeline, so this is the only valid explanation).
- Terminator 3 ends the Terminator 3 timeline.
- I don't even acknowledge that Terminator Salvation exists (I thought it was boring. It felt nothing like a Terminator movie).
I haven't seen Genysis yet, so I can't have an opinion, but I'll probably consider it non-canon in the end.
Wow, Terminator is like a long-running comic book, isn't it? Always retconning things. It makes my head hurt trying to figure out how things even begin to make sense in the series. LOL.