The future is here and it’s time for another episode of The Fate We Make. This week the binge buddies – Bryan Dressel, Matt “Doraemon Zombie Dog” Dykes, Joel “Gerty” DeWitte, Ryan “Toyota Violin Playing Robot” Lootens – gather round their mics to talk about the greatest movie of all time: Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Do the kids still say “that’s it, that’s the tweet?” Because that’s it. That’s the tweet. Seriously, absolute perfection from front to back.
Hi! Welcome to the exciting new season of Binge Buddies – “The Fate We Make.” Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie Dog Awesome-O” Dykes, Joel “HK47” DeWitte, and Ryan “Rock’em Sock’em Robots” Lootens team up to talk about the Terminator film franchise, and they’re starting at the beginning (obviousy) with the 1984 classic. How does this film stand up to the absolute best film of all time (Terminator 2)? Click that beautiful play button and find out.
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It’s not very often that a film comes along that will launch the career of one of the most financially successful directors of the modern age of cinema. It’s even rarer that it will also make the star of the film a household name, especially with a name that was so difficult to pronounce, he had been told that he would never be a star because of it. But that is exactly what The Terminator did to James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The original idea came from a fever dream James Cameron had in March 1982. Cameron had collapsed onto his bed with a temperature of 102 degrees, and in his sleep he conjured up an image of a chrome skeleton emerging from fire, torn in half and dragging itself across the floor with a kitchen knife. Cameron sketched the image down and one of the first things he thought was how he hadn’t seen anything like that in a movie before. That image then inspired him to start writing a treatment, which was initially just called Terminator. Cameron wanted to appeal to the kids who go to the cinema to see a cool action film, but also the older academics who would think there was some sort of socio-political significance hidden behind all the action: An intelligent Sci-Fi Action film with a stylish slasher-movie edge to it.Continue reading Come with Me if You Want to Live: The 35 Year Legacy of The Terminator
Matt is a huge film and TV buff who studied film and moving image production at university. In his spare time he enjoys reading comics and books, the occasional gaming session and writing novels.