Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

t3  So it’s pretty universally recognized that the first 2 Terminator movies were freaking awesome. Simple stories filled with interesting characters, a bleak future, and epic action scenes. Well Terminator 2  pretty much wrapped the story up in a nice, fulfilling bow and the promise of a T3 was legend until it came with this and the great downfall began.

Judgement Day never came and John Conner grew up off the grid, waiting for the future that him and his late mother never hoped would come. The military trusted Skynet with a new AI that is being infected by a strange new computer virus. A new Terminator has come but not solely to protect Conner, but the person to lead after he dies in the future. They are hunted by the extremely dangerous T-X, a Terminator designed for extreme combat including destroying other Terminators. She is also implementing the virus. Can we really stop or end or is our fate inevitable?

I can’t say this movie is good, but it’s not total shit, it’s just simply meh. The acting is fine and Schwarzenegger tries his ass off to make the most out of a lame script. the effects are alright and there are some cool action scenes but what doesn’t feel recycled, feels out of place with the blooming CGI. The story is ok I guess but everything about it feels forced, and as I got older I couldn’t help but feel like a giant cash grab. In the end, it’s a decent action movie but nothing special. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Terminator 2: Judgement Day

t2  Terminator maybe one of the most tragic sagas in cinemas, but there is a valuable lesson to be learned from it: when to leave well enough alone. Like many kids growing up in the 90’s, I was in love with the first 2 Terminator movies, and to this day I ask which was better, though undeniably T2 is in the rare but slim category of sequels that surpasses the original like Aliens , The Empire Strikes Back , and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes .

Sarah Conner defeated the Terminator, knowing a dark tomorrow was on the way. A new type of Terminator has come from the future to murder John Conner as a teenager and to try to stop the new prototype, Conner sends a reprogrammed Terminator to the then present to save him. John has grown up running away from the crazy shit his mom filled his head with about nuclear war and machines taking over the world, to find out its true. The pair manage to break out Sarah, but the challenge comes having to break into Cyberdyne where Skynet will begin, all the way being hunted y the relentless liquid metal T-1000.

Terminator 2 is seriously an amazing sequel and indeed one of the best ever made. The story is easy to follow but there’s a lot of complexities with John’s bond with the machine as well as the contrast of Sarah’s paranoia and PTSD involved with it. The cast is great but I have to admit, Schwarzenegger is fantastic as the Terminator, feeling like a lovable but badass learning machine. The effects are pretty impressive and hold up pretty well in the current age. The score is great. If you never saw Terminator 2, I can’t recommend it enough, and to everyone else, Hasta La Vista Baby.

Overwatch 2 cinematic trailer

To round out the trio of amazing Blizzcon 2019 cinematic announcements, we come to Overwatch 2. The first game I admit I wasn’t a fan of; while I thought it was really fun, I found it repetitive and I didn’t like the story was separate from the actual game as mini videos you had to tune in for. While the story trailer looked awesome, I can’t help but thinking it will once again having nothing to do with the actual game. May the gaming gods bring you glory.

Diablo 4 cinematic trailer

Once again, a Blizzard cinematic trailer rocked my world. While I never played a Diablo game, I always appreciated the art style and the amount of badass chaos that ensues. I love the eerie setting and gruesome yet beautiful imagery of the trailer, and Lilith looks amazing. May the gaming  gods bring you glory.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands cinematic trailer

Full disclaimer, I’m not a Blizzard fanboy nor am I well versed in there games’s lore, but there is one thing I will say with absolute certainty: their cinematic trailers are truly spectacular. Watching a battle with the Lich King is pretty badass and the graphics are epic as hell. This expansion looks pretty awesome. May the gaming gods bring you glory.