Posted by Megalith 12:49 PM (CST)
Sunday January 22, 2017
I consider the first Terminator and Judgment Day to be two of the greatest sci-fi action films ever made. The sequels that followed were, at least comparatively, garbage, and the reason is rather obviousآ—Jim wasn’t around to write and direct. I really thought Cameron was done with the franchise, but he is reportedly getting involved again, although he is leaving much of the work up to Deadpool director Tim Miller. That’s no surprise, since he’s doingآ…what, ten Avatar movies?
آ…the franchise seemed out of gas when the $155 million film grossed $440 million worldwide, but didn’t do nearly well enough in the U.S. Perhaps Cameron was foreshadowing his own future return to the franchise. Much the way that Sony used to rush Spider-Man movies to stay ahead of a rights-reversion ticking clock, it was always known that Cameron would regain clout eventually. It didn’t seem that Skydance or Paramount had much interest continuing the creative track of the last film, but real creative involvement by Cameron, even if he doesn’t direct, changes the whole ballgame. One only has to look at Aliens, True Lies, Titanic or Avatar to see what he is capable of creatively when he puts his mind to something.