Terminator Genisys

July 13, 2015

I did go to see it in the end.

I stand by my initial warning. It’s not worth you seeing. But listen to this podcast and you can get the full plot, as described by myself, James Carter of Cane and Rinse and Derrick Ritchie of Console Ninjas as we describe it to Sharon who hasn’t seen it.

Having said all that… it’s not quite as bad as T3 and Salvation, in fact there were one or two bits I rather liked. It’s more reverent than the third movie and less boring than the fourth. The writers clearly seem to be able to understand time travel more than the other guys.

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Terminator Salvation

July 12, 2015

[Drift #73] The Terminator series reboots again (kind of), delivering a dark, desaturated, dusty, miserable, angry, shouty future war of dirty humans vs Decepticons!

Christian Bale stars as John Connor, bringing with him all the furious, savage, grumpy intensity he is capable of. Not satisfied with one gravely, shaven-headed Johnny Template this movie brings us two with Sam Worthington playing Marcus Wright, the mysterious wanderer with a secret identity... unless you've seen the trailer, in which case it's a pre-established identity we spend an ice age waiting for everyone in the movie to catch up with. That should sound familiar by now if you're a Terminator fan.

If you love this film you should avoid this podcast like bubonic plague because we are unmerciful. Neil Taylor of GameBurst joins us part-way through and we get down to some deeper themes (which of course this story shied away from) 

We'll be back next week to talk about Terminator Genisys, which I did end up seeing, followed, the week after with a richly exploratory discussion on The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

June 16, 2015

[Drift #72]

For various reasons, including a high likelihood of We Hate Movies releasing their own show about this movie this week (which means it warrants this double-critical kicking) as well as the edit of Terminator 2 being not quite done yet (because the film is incredible and deserves even more work than we've put in already) here is our scathing review of Terminator 3.

I rarely get to hear Joshua Garrity get angry and he went in quite placid and apathetic. Fortunately we managed to rile him up until an exceptionally entertaining stream of vitriol escaped to join our twin surges of disgust for this horrendous affront to cinema?

Think we're being too harsh? That's just because the neat ending made you forget the horrible journey. Let us remind you so that we can all see this for the stinker that it has always been.

If I'm right and WHM are indeed covering this as well then next Tuesday cannot come fast enough for me to see which points we all concur on.

Next week: Terminator 2 (For reals this time)

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

June 15, 2015

[Drift #71]

One of our favourite movies of all time gets its long overdue deep discussion. I noticed something in editing this. We skip over talking about the film itself. This was what troubled me into holding it back an additional week to record additional material and deliver you this extended edition. We treat matters as though you, like us have watched this movie a hundred times. You know what happens, why and how impressive Cameron is at conveying the action and we delve into the subtleties and lore, starting off with taking it to task over the time travel, but proceeding into this story as a parable for unilateral disarmament. 

Joshua Garrity of Cane and Rinse joins us once again to explore this cybernetic opera, in which Los Angeles of the 1990s is as much a character as any of the vibrant figures onscreen. Many thanks to the crew at Extra Credits for allowing us to use a segment of theirs on the arcade game Missile Command. 

Next week: Terminator Salvation (If you like this movie, steer clear of this episode)

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The Terminator

June 14, 2015

[Drift #70]

Here it is folks. The first Terminator podcast in the run-up to Terminator Genisys. Jump forward 15 minutes if you've already seen the YouTube video "Everything Right With The Terminator". If you haven't, go see that first.

Josh Garrity of Cane and Rinse joins us to discuss this cyberpunk masterpiece. We turn over every aspect as we establish just how central to the web of sci-fi influence throughout the 80s and beyond this movie is.

Over the next few episodes we will cover Terminator 2, Terminator 3, Terminator Salvation and The Sarah Connor Chronicles, before finally tackling the newest reboot of the franchise.

Next week though; Jurassic World

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