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James Cameron Anoints Terminator: Genisys the One True Third Terminator Movie

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The Terminator franchise has been on a bumpy ride following Terminator 2: Judgment Day‘s massive success, which has proven a pretty tough act to follow. Despite two entires in the franchise between that movie and the upcoming Terminator: Genisys, original creator James Cameron sees Genisys as the first true sequel in the franchise since Judgment Day. Our anticipation for this movie just reached the breaking point.

In a Yahoo featurette, Cameron talked about watching the movie as a fan instead of a creator, saying,

I start to see things I recognize; it’s being very respectful of first two films, and then all of a sudden, it just swerves, and now I’m going on a journey. I feel like the franchise has been reinvigorated—like this is a renaissance.

He didn’t actually come out and say anything bad about the other two Terminator sequels he wasn’t involved in, but it was telling enough when he added, “The new film, which I think of in my mind as the third film…” Cameron continued on to discuss what made the originals so great, which he thinks came down to Sarah Connor and the Terminator itself being characters that people could get behind, and he mentioned that Genisys continues to evolve the characters in an interesting way.

Check out his comments for yourself:

“Everybody responds to Sarah Connor.” You don’t need a neural net processor to figure that out.

(via io9)

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