One of the more appealing things to me about the upcoming Terminator: Salvation flick, is that it happens in the future. We finally get to see that dark gritty world that we’ve only really heard about in the other movies. But now McG is talking about the fifth installment of the franchise… and about breaking one of the major rules of Terminator Time Travel.
The folks over at io9 give us this quote from McG (the new terminator director) about his ideas for Terminator 5:
I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011. John Connor is going to travel back in time and he’s going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than [just] one naked entity. So you’re going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fucking awesome. I also think he’s going to meet a scientist that’s going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who famously played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves
There are some people on the web right now who reall dislike this idea because the sacred rule of Terminator time travel is that only living tissue can go through the time machine. But one of the themes of the Terminator movies is that the future is always changing. It’s not set in stone. It alters and changes and http://www.themovieblog.com/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=-1241471420&type=video&TB_iframe=trueevolves… so to me it would make sense that in this future, they come up with a way to transport inorganic matter through the time travel portal.
It’s an interesting idea… I won’t really know how much I like or dislike it until after I see Terminator: Salvation