Although it may seem hard for some to accept, reboots and remakes of movies have been around since our parents were our age. One of the most renowned examples are films released mostly throughout the late seventies and beyond such as “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “Nosferatu the Vampyre”.
Since then many have made attempts at adding new spins to reboots, going as far as not really trying to make a new version of the source material but rather adding to it. The Terminator franchise, for instance, has been known to be one of the only franchises which dishes a new movie out almost every decade.
Although this may help to refurbish the quality of each installment, I’ve seen it on Keith’s Twitter multiple times how the last two movies have left too much to be desired. This is especially the case with the last one, “Terminator Salvation”, which was not only panned by critics but followed by controversy due to onscreen star Christian Bale’s rant and the lack of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s presence.
This is why the next installment, which will equip the original Terminator, is said to be more faithful to the two original storylines while still bringing a new plot for modern audiences. With Alan Taylor set to direct, who brought us “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “Thor: The Dark World”, we can at least hope the next Terminator will deliver both in terms of action and character development.