Nightmare Cinema - 6.5/10 - A better horror anthology than I thought it would be, which is rare. Some goodies in there and a pretty great choice of directors.
Last weekend I also re-watched all 5 terminator movies in anticipation of the hopefully not-too-terrible 6th film.
A retroactive review:
The Terminator - 9/10 - This film is still 80s perfection. Cameron really nailed it out of the park for the era this came out, and while the practical effects and stop motion haven’t aged so well, it still ages like a good cheese
Terminator 2: Judgement Day - 10/10 - What could be said about this that already hasn’t been? It’s a fucking masterpiece.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - 6.5/10 - I remember really liking this one when it came out, but, time hasn’t done it well. It’s an OK flick with some joggy CGI and not the best pacing. Screenplay is at fault here, mostly.
Terminator Salvation: 6/10 - The worst of the series in my opinion. The human/terminator hybrid wasn’t very well developed or thought out and led to a pretty bland conclusion. The pacing is also slow and not very riveting. Some OK terminator action otherwise.
Terminator Genisys: 8/10 - Haters gonna hate, I love this film. It’s the perfect non-sensical fan service that goes on it’s own timeline and pays it forward for fans. The machine phase matter terminator fight scenes are also some of the sickest shit in the entire franchise.
I’m excited for Dark Fate, but remaining cautiously optimistic. :X - of course, nothing will ever come close to what Cameron did, but I’m still open.