genesim wrote:Yeah all your points are valid but lets go back.
My points aren't necessarily valid. They're just my personal take on matters.
genesim wrote:When I was referring to T2 being weaker I actually made that statement in regards to the Terminator character.
You said T2 "was the weaker one" and then said "plus Arnold was pretty cheesy", implying an all-round dislike of T2.
I actually thought Arnie was very strong in T2, though his "best" acting is to be found in "Predator", in my opinion.
genesim wrote:The movie as a whole actually it may be more as a toss up, but I still prefer the 3rd John Conner to the Furlong. Plus by the second movie Linda Hamilton was severely getting on my moves and overacting all over the place. Each have their signficant weaknesses.
Hey, that's your opinion and that's fine. I even sort of agree with you where the characters are concerned. I don't consider Cameron an especially subtle director. He likes to push everything to pretty melodramatic levels. "I came back in time .... for you!" There's a certain exaggeratedness to lots of lines and performances. I buy it with Cameron, but I don't buy it with all directors.
genesim wrote:Neither compare to the first though, and that is my story and I am sticking to it.
I'm with you there. The original has a very dark tone and a real kind of desperation about it. One reason is that it nearly all takes place at night. There's also very little flash to distract from its sobering atmosphere. It was a shock the first time I saw it, especially after being familiar with T2. But the original grew on me. BIG TIME.