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Friday, September 22, 2017

Rebooting Terminator

Remember that dust-up about who was the best feminist icon: Wonder Woman or Sarah Connor of Terminator? (Is ‘Wonder Woman’ Feminist? James Cameron’s Comments Draw a Rebuke). I saw in the news that Cameron is bringing out a new Terminator movie and Linda Hamilton will again play the character of Sarah ...yay! :) I say this because I think her character was much more of a feminist icon than the character of Wonder Woman (see my past post on why I think this).

Linda Hamilton Set to Return to 'Terminator' Franchise (Exclusive)

[...] With Hamilton’s return, Cameron hopes to once again make a statement on gender roles in action movies.

"There are 50-year-old, 60-year-old guys out there killing bad guys,” he said, referring to aging male actors still anchoring movies, “but there isn’t an example of that for women.”

Tim Miller, the filmmaker who made his breakout feature debut with Deadpool, is directing the sequel, which is returning to its roots by having the involvement of Cameron for the first time since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day ....

This is a way to reboot the Terminator franchise, bringing on new and younger characters while also anchoring the story with the original characters - you know, like J.J. Abrams having the original character of Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) appear in his rebooted Star Trek films. I don't know if I'll like the newer version, but it will be nice to see the original Sarah Connor and the Terminator (Arnold) again :)


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