McG Talks ‘Terminator 5,’ Admits Mistakes in ‘Salvation’

Aug 8th, 2009

Terminator Salvation Paris PremiereIt’s no secret that we here at The Moving Arts weren’t big fans of McG’s take on the “Terminator” franchise with this year’s “Terminator Salvation.”  In fact, in our review we called it “as desolate, joyless, and lifeless as the robot-ruled world it depicts.”  Needless to say, we’re not too keen on seeing what the dual-syllabled director has in store for “Terminator 5.”

The good news in all of this is that McG isn’t totally clueless as to why “Salvation” sucked as much as it did.  He recently spoke to IGN and stated, “…we did a lot of things right in [Salvation] and we did many things wrong in that movie. And we’ll learn from the experience and we’ll grow and I think the next movie is going to be even more exciting and a better film.”

When asked about the specifics of the storyline for “Terminator 5” his said, “One of the problems is that in a post-apocalyptic world, everybody’s a little bummed out because your brother melted… your friends are gone. Everything went haywire. So the idea is to play with one of the tried and true rules of the franchise – time travel – and introduce it in this picture. I don’t want to share too much, but let’s just say it’s very, very likely that John Connor is going to end up running through rooms like this where he knows something that none of us know. And I think that is a platform for great storytelling.”

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