I enjoyed “Terminator: Salvation” for the most part, but there were many who didn’t. And we have pretty much heard from everyone on the film including the actors, writers, and director. But, one person we haven’t heard from was the creator of Terminator himself, James Cameron.
The “Geek God” himself tells us that the film was a disappointment without Schwarzenegger.
Thanks to The Daily Express:
He tells Ugo.com, “Interestingly, I think McG did a good job. I think he was almost too referential to the myths of the first and second film. He over-quoted them in a way. It didn’t feel to me to be enough of a reinvention. The thing we did with the second film is that we reinvented the first film completely; spun it on its a** and made the Terminator the good guy, and came up with a whole new concept for a villain, it felt fresh.”
I do agree that McG maid too many references to the other films, and it almost got to the point where nothing was original. The same thing happened with AVP:R(among its other problems, lol).
Cameron also say, “I didn’t feel the fourth picture was fresh enough. It also lacked a certain stamp of authenticity because Arnold wasn’t in it. I mean, he was in it briefly, digitally, but that’s not the same thing.”
I really don’t think that Arnold having a bigger role would have made the film any better or worse. I mean, he certainly can’t play The Terminator again, because hes just too old. And, the only way it could have worked is if Skynet captured him and used his image for the T-800 series.
Did you think more of Arnold would have made the film any better?