Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Terminator Salvation: Rage Against the Machine

Posted By on Wed, May 27, 2009 at 11:23 AM

By Matt Brunson

Here's a trivial nugget that never ceases to amuse me: Back when writer-director James Cameron was initially prepping 1984's The Terminator, one of his first choices to play the iconic title character wasn't Arnold Schwarzenegger -- it was O.J. Simpson. But Cameron soon changed his mind, stating that "people wouldn't have believed a nice guy like O.J. playing the part of a ruthless killer."

Oops.

So here we are 25 years later, with Simpson having gone off to, uh, do other things and Cameron himself splitting the franchise after two installments. And the primary question begged by Terminator Salvation must be, "Is this film necessary?" Not really. But here comes the follow-up query: "Is it worth the admission price anyway?" To which the answer is a resounding yes.

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