Friday, September 06, 2019

preview trailers, but I'm not that excited

"Terminator: Dark Fate":

I would like to know that Ah-nold and Linda Hamilton are the top-billed stars in this flick, but I don't think that's the case (I could be wrong): they're just passing the torch. There's a quick moment of dialogue that hints at a whole, complex relationship: it's when Sarah Connor tells Arnold's Terminator that, when this is all over, she's going to kill him, and he stoically replies, "I understand."* I so, so want the depths of the relationship implied in that brief-but-tantalizing exchange to be explored, but I know they won't be, and that disappoints me.

"Between Two Ferns: The Movie":

No one asked for this, no one needs this, and it looks like another lame attempt to stretch out a joke that's funny for ten minutes into a joke that goes on for 90 minutes. I predict this is going to be a massive fucking turd, like so many SNL adaptations that have tried the same thing. I like Zach Galifianakis as a comic actor, pianist, and stand-up pro, but not so much as a human being, and I don't think he has the chops to carry this movie.

*True, this exchange might exist only in the trailer thanks to clever editing. Whatever the truth may be, the exchange still hints at a deep and convoluted relationship between Sarah Connor and the Terminator.

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