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View Poll Results: Grade "Terminator Salvation"
"I'll be back!" (Excellent) 31 16.49%
"Come with me if you want to live." (Above Average) 61 32.45%
"Thank you for explaining." (Average) 50 26.60%
"If we stay this course we are dead! We are all dead!" (Below Average) 26 13.83%
"You are TERMINATED." (Poor) 20 10.64%
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Old May 19 2009, 06:43 AM   #16
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Re: Terminator: Salvation Discuss/Grade <Spoilers>

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Am I the only Terminator fan who was never really interested in seeing a Future War movie to begin with? The little flashbacks in the previous movies were cool and all, but I wasn't dying to see two hours of people running around a dreary, desolate landscape getting shot at by Terminators. lol
I hadn't wanted to see it as I grew older, but when I was a kid I wanted to see the Future War.

Now, yeah I want to see it just as much as when I was a kid.
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Old May 19 2009, 06:43 AM   #17
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Screw you haters.

I just saw it two hours ago at a sneak.

My grade: I'll Be Back, A, 3.5*** out of 4
You're lucky, they made me sign an NDA. I can't talk about it until Thursday more than vague comments and little asides.
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Old May 19 2009, 06:50 AM   #18
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Re: Terminator: Salvation Discuss/Grade <Spoilers>

I'll probably see the movie Thursday, though the RT ratings are not encouraging. I certainly won't be seeing Trek again.
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Old May 19 2009, 03:20 PM   #19
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I'm seeing Star Trek again this weekend but I'll try to catch it the following week. The problem with Star Trek is it was so good and so upbeat I'm not as interested in seeing the post-9/11 doom and gloom horsecrap they've been plopping down on the big screen for so long.

Anyway I hope it's as good as the original or at least as good as T3. Shit I'd even settle for another T2 though about 50% less campy. Probably not much chance of that though. Christian Bale is turning out to be the Shatner of my generation.
That sounds like you're implying T2 was more campy than T3? You can't be serious.
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Old May 19 2009, 03:30 PM   #20
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Somebody did a drive-by on his wiki page just a moment ago.



Fair enough.

I'm still going to go see it...but...gahhh....I have a feeling it's going to be a lot like Brian Posehn's analogy about the last three Star Wars films and how that's like your uncle trying to rape you at Christmas.

Also, I didn't know McG also directed We Are Marshall, so there's one more reason to dread this.
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Old May 19 2009, 04:12 PM   #21
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Screw you haters.

I just saw it two hours ago at a sneak.

My grade: I'll Be Back, A, 3.5*** out of 4
You're lucky, they made me sign an NDA. I can't talk about it until Thursday more than vague comments and little asides.
I've always wondered this so I'm going to ask point blank NX, are you a pro in any capacity in the business?

I saw it at a general sneak via GoFoBo.com as I see 50% of the sneaks I attend. At best they check us "general population" attendees for recording devices. I've never had to sign a NDA. The point of these screeners, as I understand them, is to get early buzz going. Talking about that is the only way to do that.

I'd say more but as I said in my first post in the thread I want to discuss it and not write up a monologue type review.
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Old May 19 2009, 05:07 PM   #22
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How was the "Arnold" cameo? I heard that it happens at the end.
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Old May 19 2009, 05:31 PM   #23
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I've always wondered this so I'm going to ask point blank NX, are you a pro in any capacity in the business?
Not any longer I'm afraid, but I still have a lot of friends and contacts who are. Little hint of what I used to do: I hold an advanced degree in international marketing. The only reason I think I've been permitted to see it early was because of my connections to the Terminator WIKI at this point and a phone call I made to a friend I graduated with. My specialty with TSCC was because I had worked with much of their staff previously, but I am not now nor have I been employed by Hollywood; just know a lot of people who are (and no they won't arrange for me to appear in the films ).

Long story short. At the moment though the firm I worked for after graduation has closed due to the loss of a rather large contract. I am enjoying my pseudo, temporary, retirement and considering going back to university to get a law degree or a PhD.
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Old May 19 2009, 05:57 PM   #24
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Cool, thanks NX.
Maybe due to who you saw it with and when(I presume a few weeks ago) is why you had to sign the NDA.

Brew, I thought the cameo was excellent. A nice cheer went up at that moment.
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Old May 19 2009, 06:14 PM   #25
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I think I have invested too much into this movie, if it sucks I will be highly disappointed. Man just think, Terminator fans could really have a bad week, first TSCC gets canceled and then T4 sux? Wow....
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I'm currently half way through Alan Dean Foster's Novelization of Terminator Salvation and the plot is really interesting so far. I don't think I'll be able to see it this weekend due to a lack of funding but will wait a week since I get paid next week. I've been looking foward to it and I have the soundtrack which is pretty good but not as epic sounding as I thought from Danny Elfman.
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Old May 20 2009, 01:12 AM   #27
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I'll be buying Danny Elfman's score this week, but I have been listening to his "Opening" track and I like what I'm hearing so far. Definitely not his usual "style" per se, but I think it fits the sort of world and tone that McG might be going for. I like that Elfman's mixing it up at the very least.
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I'll be buying Danny Elfman's score this week, but I have been listening to his "Opening" track and I like what I'm hearing so far.
Are there legally-available samples online? I'm hoping for some good sci-fi music after the blandness of Giacchino's forgettable Abrams-Trek score.
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I'll be buying Danny Elfman's score this week, but I have been listening to his "Opening" track and I like what I'm hearing so far.
Are there legally-available samples online? I'm hoping for some good sci-fi music after the blandness of Giacchino's forgettable Abrams-Trek score.
http://www.amazon.com/Terminator-Sal...196057&sr=1-23

I don't think Elfman can top Giacchino's work for Star Trek, though. To each their own, I thought his score was simply marvelous.
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I don't think Elfman can top Giacchino's work for Star Trek, though. To each their own, I thought his score was simply marvelous.
No, "marvelous" is Bernard Herrmann's work for Vertigo or Maurice Jarre's work for Lawrence of Arabia. Giacchino's not even close. I actually found his score reminiscent of the comic-book-movie-boilerplate that I normally associate with Elfman.

The TS score does seem fairly good, though.
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