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  • #44127
    Citizen Stu
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    The new Terminator trailer just came out and along with X-Men and Star Trek they seem to be using time travel as a soft reboot. It’s interesting that this seems to becoming a growing trend in movies. I guess it allows them to keep the bits they want and remove the bits they don’t (or even ignore whole movies in some cases). What do you guys think about this new trend? Are there other examples? Or franchise that have not used it yet but could or should?

    Here is the new Terminator trailer in case you have not seen it yet:

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    #44129
    Max
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    That has always been the plot of terminator though: dude uses time travel to change a horrible timeline, ends up making it worse?

    #44131
    Armadon
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    i cant wait till i hear the reason the terminator aged

    as for the time paradoxes, well, they cant think of anything else and by that they cant seem to focus past the originals and give us something new. At least that is what it seems to me

    #44138
    Citizen Stu
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    @max True but if i’m not mistaken this is the first time they are saying the events of the previous movies (as seen by the audience) no longer exsist. Prevosilly the movies still followed on from each other even though the events that triggered judgment day changed.

    @armadon I think I remember reading some where that the skin synthetic skin around the terminator ages. Judging by some of the clips in the trailer it looks like a terminator goes back to protect Sarah Conner as a child. So he would be ‘?ld’ by the events of the movie (but I’m speculating now).

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    #44139
    M
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    C’mon guys, X-men just wiped out the last stand.
    And probably at least one of the Wolverine origins movies.

    I think Red Dwarf might have pulled off small resets like that from time to time… a series that totally should though is Doctor Who… Just cut off / reset the doctor regenation somewhere past the 4th and try again.

    #44140
    Citizen Stu
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    Oh yes. In the case of X-Men I was only referring to Last Stand being written out. I tend to agree with resetting Doctor Who, at least some parts of it.

    There is a shot by shot break down of the Terminator trailer that seems to confirm that young Sarah Conner is saved by and maybe even raised by a terminator in the new timeline: Trailer Break Down

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    #44143
    Anonymous
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    Tv: fringe, there are 2 examples here. 1 is how the dimensional unification device was created, 2 is the whole plot arc with the observers.

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    #44226
    Max
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    I actually just watched the trailer for the first time. It seems more like a remake-uel in the vein of El Mariachi/Desperado to me than a proper sequel. It seems a competent action film based on today’s standards. I find that actor who is playing Reese off putting whenever I see him in things because he looks and sounds just like my cousin.

    I just discovered that Tim Zahn (writer of the Thrawn Trilogy of Star Wars novels that most people like a whole bunch) wrote a couple Terminator: Salvation expanded universe novels. Did other people know about that? Has anybody read them?

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