So it is now September, the limbo month, where movie goers don’t get any blockbusters worth the name and no real Oscar contenders are out yet. Let’s take a look back at the summer and see what we learned from the biggest movies of the summer:
#1) Your creation will kill you. In most movies where this is a plot device, a human playing god in some way will get bitten in the ass, and this summer had plenty of ass biting. There were three killer Artificial Intelligence movies: Ex Machina, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Terminator Genisys (although, to be technical about it Ex Machina wasn’t a summer movie), plus Jurassic World’s supercharged killer–dinosaurs–just to hammer home the point. Continue reading
***** SPOILER ALERT *****
This review will be discussing plot points of movies which may be considered spoilers. Consider yourselves warned.
In case you haven’t noticed we are living in the days of the never ending franchises. It used to just be relegated to known B movie franchises, for the most part, like James Bond and Godzilla, but now it seems like every single blockbuster needs to be a trilogy and then get re-booted for three or four more. If there is one franchise the really needs to be put down it is The Terminator.
Terminator Genisys is the fifth movie in the time traveling killer robot franchise and while I don’t think any new entry will ever come close to the masterpiece of T2: Judgment Day we can at least hope for a good amount of old fashion mass property damage. I never really had any problems with T3 (other that it not being necessary), I’ve blocked out Terminator Salvation and I ignored the Sarah Conner Chronicles. As I thought about it there was nowhere for the franchise to go but up from Salvation.