Rank the Terminator films

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  1. Serveaux

    Serveaux Tasteless and unnecessary Premium Member

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    1. Terminator.
     
  2. Tosk

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    It tricked me briefly into thinking it was gonna be okay, but as soon as the nostalgia of going back to '84 wore off, the whole thing just sort of...slouches towards entropy.

    Jai Courtney is easily the worst thing about it, but in his slight defense, Reese is so badly written in the film that it's difficult to picture anyone actually saving the role. They'd have been better, but maybe still not good. Perhaps they'd at least have had some on-screen chemistry with both Clarkes, unlike Jai. And the whole story hinging on Genisys, this amazing new product that everyone is dying to have...but all it does is link your devices? I'm also boggled by the decision to have Arnie play it for just as many (bad) laughs as in T3 despite a dozen years of ridicule over it. Half-amazed they didn't bring back, "Tokk to da hand."
     
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    You mean a teenage boy wouldn't be thrilled to open a birthday gift box and find a mobile app that would consolidate his resume, bank account, health records, credit score, and stock portfolio all in one program?! How dare you, sir! :p
     
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  4. Yossarianator

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    It's also a bit overlong. If Cameron went low-budget again, and used more discipline than he did in TITANIC and PIRANHA 2, he might someday make a better film than ALIENS.

    Third best easily.

    Yes. And if only the Lancinator, ah, Henriksen instead of whutsisname had played the T-800, it might've gotten even more critical acclaim.

    One of the two worst pictures I've ever seen also co-starred Courtney...DIE HARD 5. A ''good day?'' No way. Except for the Russian cabbie at the start, there was NOTHING remotely good about that installment. So I won't blame Courtney there.
     
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    I stopped watching them after the third one. I did like the first three though, with T2, followed by T1 and then T3, but they were all pretty close to each other.
     
  6. Serveaux

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    ...No one would remember it now.
     
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    Michael Biehn was very bangable.
     
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  8. Tosk

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    Sarah certainly thought so. Lauren Bacall not so much.
     
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    Because after his scene-stealing performance in the film, all the critics were just raving that "I gotta fever, and the only prescription, is more Henriksen!"

    T2
    Terminator
    T3
    Salvation
    Genysis
     
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    Judgement Day
    The Terminator
    Salvation
    Rise of the Machines
    Genysis
     
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  11. Timby

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    I go back and forth on preferring the original or Judgment Day, and honestly it depends on my mood. The original film is an incredibly tight sci-fi thriller, while Judgment Day is a sprawling action extravaganza with a story of fathers and sons serving as its emotional core. Both are excellent.

    Terminator 3 is basically a higher-budget remake of Terminator 2 but has its moments.

    Salvation is one the worst experiences I've ever had in a movie theater. On the drive home, all I could say to my now-ex-wife was, "I'm sorry," over and over and over again.

    I watched Genisys once on streaming and it was so unbearably awful that it took me three nights to get through it. You could put a gun to my head and I would still refuse to watch it again.
     
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    1. The Terminator
    2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    3. Terminator Genisys - It's a pretty enjoyable movie if you turn your brain off. I really like the battle against SkyNet at the beginning and I really like the Harvey Dent "either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain" route they went with John Connor.
    4. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - Starts off goofy, but I love they actually had the balls to have the movie end with Judgment Day happening.
    5. Terminator Salvation - I really wanted to like this movie. I wish this would have been the Future War from the beginning of T2. Christian Bale is good as John Connor, and Anton Yelchin made a good Reese. I've seen it a few times, but it's just so, blah, I can't remember anything about it :(
     
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    Whilst it was very, very bad, I don't believe Mrs Relayer and I came anywhere near divorce over my taking her to see it.

    I did, thankfully, take Jr. instead when I went to see Genisys. He's kinda stuck with me.

    I'm now trying to decide which of the two are the franchises Alien 3 " Oh Dear God Why ?" moment.

    I think they both are...
     
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  15. Timby

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    Oh, the former Mrs. Timby and I didn't separate until almost two years ago. Pretty sure that movie had nothing to do with it. ;)

    Alien3's Assembly Cut owns bones and is the second-best Alien movie after the original.
     
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    Ah, I think THAT opinion may have been the issue ! :whistle:
     
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  17. Timby

    Timby Game ... OVER! Administrator

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    It only takes three clicks for me to ban you. :mad:
     
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    I'll bear that in mind ! :hugegrin:
     
  19. Yossarianator

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    I sadly concur. (Almost no one.) And then there was that Orange Juice guy....

    A detail perhaps best left to autobios.

    Or at least a cowbell. Lance's last name has been mispelled in more of his films than I want to remember. True that DOG DAY AFTERNOON was once of the last non-fantasy-or-horror films to put him to decent use. He also recounted one of his smart remarks while filming CLOSE ENCOUNTERS might have resulted in getting cut down to virtually nothing but one close-up.
     
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    4/5 joint place. I think 6 will be joining them.
     
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