Terminator

McG has posted yet another blog post on the Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins Blog. While he doesn’t come out and completely debunk the rumor that has most of the internet up in arms, the director assures us that “there are only three people who know the ending.” He gives us some insight into the world of this story:

“It took Skynet a lot of research and development to get to the T-800, and this movie explores that ‘space between.’ … In this film, there are Hydrobots that patrol the water, Transports that move human prisoners around, Harvesters that collect human beings as lab rats for Skynet and Aerostats that survey all that is going on with the resistance the world over,” McG writes. “We’ve started shooting the T-600 – the bigger, grimier, nastier version that preceded the T-800. Like Reese says, they’re easier to spot but they pack a mini gun and carry kick ass fire power. They’re eight-foot tall killers that prowl the badlands looking for anything with a heartbeat to terminate.”

Sounds pretty friggin cool if you ask me. McG describes the T-600 as “bummer, rubbery skin, prosthetic look that “cloaks an unrelenting machine with a singular focus of killing.” Could be kind of creepy. As well as Arnold played a robot, there is nothing creepier than a robot that doesnt look human. Something with a driving force behind it that just cant be stopped. I think thats why everyone loves Winston’s design of the endoskelleton so much. As for that PG-13 rating that fans have been making a huge fuss over, McG asks that we “don’t get too uptight about the prospect of the film being PG-13.”

“We have entertained the idea of a PG-13 rating largely because Batman Begins, in my opinion, was made compromise-free. So we’ll see. The movie comes first and it will be protected at all times…”

And I think he has a huge point. One must remember this is a war against machines. The robots don’t bleed. You can do all sorts of violent things to them without a film being R rated. And I think films like Batman Begins and Live Free or Die Hard hvae pushed the boundaries of this restriction. And in the funniest move I’ve seen in a while, McG basically apologizes for having a stupid nickname:

“I realize my name is ridiculous. I was born Joseph McGinty Nichol. McG is short for McGinty. I have been called this since the day I was born to create separation from my Uncle Joe and Grandpa Joe. I realize it sounds like some Hollywood nickname, hip-hop choice. But the truth is, this is simply my name – for every day of elementary school, every zit-filled day of high school. I have been taking shit for it ever since. I get it, I would think it’s lame too. But it’s just a name, and to change it now would seem fraudulent.”

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