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    Watched Saturday night. Isn't this movie now more sinister and scary than it was in the past because of all the mass shootings that have happened in the US?

    To me it's now less a horror movie about AI gone mad, more about gun control. It gives me a frisson similar to Taxi Driver.



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    Not about roboticisation, but dehumanisation.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-48907866

    A former Congolese rebel leader has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    Fighters loyal to Bosco Ntaganda disembowelled babies and smashed their heads in, said judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

    In all, Ntaganda, nicknamed "Terminator", was convicted on 18 counts, including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers.
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    Only motivation behind this thread is to bury lukas wonderful poetry thread


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    To terminate it you mean
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    Terminator isn't about the fear of a machine that acts like a human

    It's about a human that acts like a machine

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    I gave my 10yo boy a choice of watching Terminator, Terminator 2 or Predator on Friday night while his mum was out.

    He went for Shazam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMGovt View Post
    I gave my 10yo boy a choice of watching Terminator, Terminator 2 or Predator on Friday night while his mum was out.

    He went for Shazam.
    This made me feel all Daily Mail
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    Straight to bed without tea. Full lockdown suspension of privleges.

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    This was one of those posters I used to stare at before I was even able (or allowed) to watch Terminator.



    The fertile zone of imagination between poster/videocase and actual viewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HMGovt View Post
    I gave my 10yo boy a choice of watching Terminator, Terminator 2 or Predator on Friday night while his mum was out.

    He went for Shazam.

    !! Terminator 2 is OK, but Predator and T1 are way to dark and/or gory for a 10 years old.

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    T2 has its moments

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    Interesting that even in that shot you can see how immaterial CGI effects are when compared to good old fashioned latex and blood packets.

    A lot of the effects in Terminator 1 are laughably bad but I like how palpable they are TBH. That sort of trashy, scuzzy, sci-fi aesthetic of the 80s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    !! Terminator 2 is OK, but Predator and T1 are way to dark and/or gory for a 10 years old.
    It's how you raise a man and not a bedwetter. Steady diet of video nasties from before they're old enough to spell their own name

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