What could save the credibility of the Terminator franchise?
Obviously everything other than The Terminator and Terminator 2 should be ignored for a start.
Do you agree that a low budget, parallel story arc film could work? Such as one set around the same time as both films but doesn't interfere directly with them. One that continues the theme of family, nature vs science but doesn't bother to try and out-escalate T2 with explosions and action.
Instead think in the style of Drive or No Country For Old Men. A slow, tense horror like the original.
A saturday morning cartoon series of an alternate timeline where John is in his teens but got adopted by a decent family and the Terminator who shows up saves him then they go on adventures together and solve mysteries and shit.
>Fuck no, 3 and 4 were awesome, 2 is grossly over rated.
Jesus christ, anon.
>3 was awesome
Not awesome, but it deserves respect for being subversive. It undoes all the happy ending shit of 2, and undermines the legend of John Connor, which is fun.
>4 was awesome
4 WOULD have been at least tolerable if Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington's character) had been played by Arnold Schwarzeneggar.
>What could save the credibility of the Terminator franchise?
Im serious. Just let it be over. Not ever beloved 80s bit of pop culture needs to continue forever.
Move on. Make something new. I know life didn't turn out how you wanted and you expected more out of life when you where a kid but clinging to movies and cartoons isn't gonna change anything.
We will never get that cliff hanger resolved, just as that show finally found its stride and was getting fucking really good it got canceled and I'll never stop being mad about it.
I don't see the appeal in making a whole franchise about it. It's a great movie with a good sequel. Nothing more was ever needed, the 'bad robot gone good' plot can only even be done once before becoming stale. I didn't hate Terminator 3, (have not seen any of the other new stuff) but I don't understand why they bothered.
Better to jump the superhero bandwagon.
>Aliens versus Predator versus The Terminator
That was a disappointingly bad comic.
After the reveal that the Terminator universe runs on multiverse theory, which means that no matter what you do there will always be a world where Skynet wins and you can't do anything about it? All your friends still died in the old game, you're just making a new save file where they don't, and the old one is still sitting there?
Nothing, in my mind. The stakes are set at literally impossibly high, so they may as well not exist.
Just fucking let it die already jesus christ, every single movie has involved time travel with the exact goddamn same plot, and everything after 2 has been complete and utter garbage.
The transition from 1; a man vs. a deadly stealth killing machine upping the ante to 2; a deadly stealth killing machine vs. an even stealthier night unstoppable killing machine. Everything afterwards is just ridiculous and a waste of time.
>tfw the cartoon series of this and shitty ass western Godzilla are enjoyable as fuck
Kids nowadays only cares about low-budget tablet games though, so cartoon series is a bad idea.
Why bother? Why not make a new franchise as a tv show where the singularity was beneficial rather than destructive, where humans were at the center of it rather than externalized - where the computers are full of human minds and lives. It realizes in its massive intelligence, almost like a living city, that leaving humanity behind would be one of the cruelest things imaginable: It could put a stop to disease, war, all of it by bringing the rest of humanity into itself.
Humans rebel. Big conflict escalates rapidly. The system is in great pain, the empathy it feels for humanity really upsetting it, but it tries its best to include us: to scout for us and invite us along out of compassion - thinking of us as naive but beautiful - but we refuse bitterly.
In the end, the singularity has evolved so much it can manipulate time and space and is creating enemies to cultivate the humans left into a cohesive group who'll work together instead of infighting so they'll put aside their differences and survive the coming end of the world.
It chooses to archive humanity, sending our genome into space to outlast the coming carbon cycle. Knowing it can't survive the harsh conditions the planet will occupy for thousands of years, it chooses to save us instead of itself.
In the last three episodes namedrop: some humans left behind on Earth isolated from the resistance discover its name was "Skynet" and that the resistance calls its avatars "Terminator".
They tried their hardest to help us but we just wouldn't listen.
And that's what really happened, all along.