history of the Terminator franchise

With the holiday weekend approaching, Paramount Pictures has already unleashed Terminator: Genisys in theaters. It’s a mind-numbing, time travel action adventure that doesn’t measure up to the greatness of James Cameron’s The Terminator or T2: Judgment Day, but runs circles around Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator: Salvation.

But if you haven’t kept up with the Terminator franchise over the past few decades, you can catch up on Terminator history in 10 minutes with a new retrospective video that begins with The Terminator back in 1984 and moves up through Terminator: Salvation from 2009. It tells you everything you need to know, though it doesn’t explain the best way to deal with all the time travel that’s been happening.

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James Cameron Terminator

Earlier this month, Paramount Pictures released a video which featured Terminator creator James Cameron praising the hell out of Terminator Genisys, saying that in his mind it is “the third film” in the series. Some cynical fans believe that the Cameron video isn’t authentic, believing he either makes money off the new film or was paid for his endorsement. Was the James Cameron Terminator Genisys endorsement paid for? How did the screening happen? Does James Cameron make money off the new sequel? Find out all the details, after the jump.

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Like many of you, I’ve never purchased or rented Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines on DVD, so this deleted scene has eluded my attention (update: some people in the comments claim that the scene was actually recorded for the T3 video game, but it was included on the T3 DVD as a deleted scene). For those of you who also missed it, this totally ridiculous sequence reveals why the Terminators look and sound like Arnold Schwarzenegger, and haphazardly explains what happened to Cyberdyne. If this scene was actually in the theatrical cut of the film, I’m sure I would have walked out. And that’s saying a lot considering the sequel was all kinds of horrible. It cracks me up that people actually tried to defend this movie over Terminator Salvation… Watch the clip after the jump.
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