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Terminator Returns

Yes, the king of “I’ll be back” returns to the big screen in a franchise reboot and, a TV series will follow soon.

The Terminator franchise will launch a new trilogy in July, 2015. The small screen version start has yet to be announced, but will follow the plot lines of the new trilogy. The new franchise will start out with Sarah Connor being targeted for termination as a child.

SmuttyCat loved Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and was sorry to see it go. Great pacing, solid acting and lots of action made for a successful addition to the Terminator family. The same team is writing for the new series, so there is a good chance of it being equally great.

The Sarah Connor Chronicles was the only redeeming segment after Terminator 2. Let’s face it, Terminator 3 and 4 were awful. Bad casting aside, the pacing and story were uneven at best. The last third of Salvation left SmuttyCat looking for a reason to kill off everyone. The Terminator gives a heart transplant to John Connor? Pleeze.

Hopefully, Terminator 5 writers will stick with the tense drama and great sci-fi legacy that worked in the first two movies. And most importantly, keep the sense of wonder that drove the franchise to success. Will the future be a wasteland or will the Connors and their pet Terminators save humankind?

SmuttyCat is rooting for the humans.

 

The Next Big Thing or Just Another Sci-Fi Flick?

There has been some mystery surrounding the movie Prometheus, but it has been confirmed that it is a prequel to Alien.  The premise of the movie is that humans go seeking the rumored “seeders” of the planet to make contact.  It doesn’t go as well as they had hoped.

Smutty is laughing with paws in the air.  Humans never see the “big bad” thing coming before they set out to look for something or someone.  The saying is curiosity killed the cat, but cats and dogs know when to run from the scary thing coming and don’t keep poking around in dark abandoned spaces.

If you like suspenseful sci-fi, you should love Prometheus.  It may not be Avengers, but it is worthy summer viewing.