Its now been confirmed that Christian Bale will play "John Conner" in the clunky-titled Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins
. . . Somewhere Around The Time When The Robots Attack . . . Still with me here? Good . . . Which Now Brings Us Full Circle At Which Time We'll Go Ahead And Remaking The Original All Over Again . . .
While I have been a fan of the Terminator
series -- I even thought the weaker Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
ad some pretty darn nifty moments -- I'm just not feeling this one. As much as I'd love to see the final war between humans and robots this effort comes across to me as more of a cash-in than a sincere effort to bring the series mythology to a grand finale. The main thing setting off my Shit-O-Meter is that the film will be directed by McG . . . Yes, the same McG who directed such flash-trash as the Charlie's Angels
films. Needless to say he's no James Cameron . . . Or even Jonathan Mostow (director of T3) for that matter. And I'm still scratching my head as to why Bale would jump into another movie franchise when he could go on being Batman forever (Any reference to the crappy Joel Schumacher film was purely unintentional). My hope is that Bale, who has never failed to choose interesting roles to play, came across something in the script that really ignited his creative energies. Or they just paid him a buttload of money. You make the call.
Bale will co-star with another actor "of equal presence" who will play an entirely new Terminator character. There is speculation that Arnold Schwarzenegger may make a cameo appearance in between saving the state of California from every conceivable human disaster. (We've got it all folks!)
"Bring it on!"