I guess this one is kinda beloved by some. Watching this after reading the story, I was immediately turned off. There are very few remnants of themes of the book, instead this is a cheesy action flick that serves as a one-liner machine for Arnie. Didn’t get much out of this at all.
Sought this out more out of obligation than anything since it's been popping up all over the place. It feels like a rating and the idea of if I "liked" it or not is irrelevant here. Powerful? Harrowing? Grueling? Challenging? Yes.
Not exactly a sit back and relax kind of movie. I'm glad I saw it and I'm glad it exists but I will probably never watch this again.
I was hoping the poor reviews wouldn't hold up, but this one is really a mess. It just felt very jumbled, stupid and of little consequence. And I hate to say this about Khaleesi, but I thought Emilia Clarke was terrible as Sarah Connor. Every line out of her mouth seemed so insincere. None of the jokes landed, and I can't even really remember any action sequences that stuck out. I do like the idea of an older terminator intervening at the point where the first movie started, but after that is over there wasn't a whole lot for me to like here.
I’ve been recently replaying FF7, and also starting to get excited for the remake, (if that ever actually gets released) so I found myself drawn to giving this a rewatch since I’ve been spending a lot of time in that world again.
This movie would completely lose anyone who isn’t a huge fan of the video game. But for me, counting myself as one of those huge fans, this works very well.
It’s a thrill to see these characters rendered…