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Good Casting?

Post by cube_b3 » Fri May 08, 2009 3:42 pm

Forget what you know for this one imagine you don't know anything about the following actors and just judge them from their faces:

Look at this boy: His name is John Connor he is in his early teens
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If you ignore the fact that this is not the same actor and just look at his face, does it look like the teenage John Connor grow up to look like this man?

I just think the casting of T Minus 2 (that is what I call it as I think of it as a prequel) is great.

What do you guys think,

EDIT: I've tried to make this post more rationale?
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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by Jeeba Jabba » Fri May 08, 2009 6:30 pm

Really, Bilal? Really?


The first image is Edward Furlong, who went on to star in many other films, most notable American History X.

The second is Christian Bale, who incidentally did make his start as a child actor, but in Empire of the Sun.
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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by Code-Red » Fri May 08, 2009 6:31 pm

This guy is worse than the Fiddler, in my opinion.
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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by Specially Cork » Fri May 08, 2009 7:01 pm

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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by Lartrak » Fri May 08, 2009 7:10 pm

You guys missed his point. He's saying Christian Bale is a believable adult version of Ed Furlong. I agree.

I'm not expecting much out of Terminator: Salvation, though. Worth noting that John Connor is NOT the focus of the film, despite the ads telling you to the contrary. The freakish part-machine man is the main character.

I'm guessing it'll be better than 3, but still just a decent summer blockbuster.
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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by Code-Red » Fri May 08, 2009 7:13 pm

Lartrak wrote:You guys missed his point.
You see the problem is it's called Terminator: Salvation, not "T Minus 2".

I figured "T Minus 2" was another shitty B movie he liked. Then again, I didn't read his whole post. I never do.
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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by Jeeba Jabba » Fri May 08, 2009 8:24 pm

Lartrak wrote:The freakish part-machine man is the main character.

Which is the same character Arnold played, right?
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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by Luriden » Fri May 08, 2009 9:16 pm

Jeeba Jabba wrote: The first image is Edward Furlong, who went on to star in many other films, most notable American History X.
But the absolute highest achievement of his career was The Crow: Wicked Prayer of course. What an amazing piece of cinema that movie was.
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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by curt_grymala » Fri May 08, 2009 9:23 pm

Luriden wrote:
Jeeba Jabba wrote: The first image is Edward Furlong, who went on to star in many other films, most notable American History X.
But the absolute highest achievement of his career was The Crow: Wicked Prayer of course. What an amazing piece of cinema that movie was.
Wasn't that the one that had David Boreanaz (from Angel and Bones) in it, too?
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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by cube_b3 » Sat May 09, 2009 1:34 am

Code-Red wrote:
Lartrak wrote:You guys missed his point.
You see the problem is it's called Terminator: Salvation, not "T Minus 2".

I figured "T Minus 2" was another shitty B movie he liked. Then again, I didn't read his whole post. I never do.

I consider Salvation a prequel rather than a sequel, to me (& James Cameron) the story ended with T2.

If you can't read my post don't bother to reply either.
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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by Luriden » Sat May 09, 2009 2:27 am

curt_grymala wrote:
Luriden wrote:
Jeeba Jabba wrote: The first image is Edward Furlong, who went on to star in many other films, most notable American History X.
But the absolute highest achievement of his career was The Crow: Wicked Prayer of course. What an amazing piece of cinema that movie was.
Wasn't that the one that had David Boreanaz (from Angel and Bones) in it, too?
Yup. And Dennis Hopper's finest work since the Super Mario Bros. movie.
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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by Specially Cork » Sat May 09, 2009 8:41 am

BILAL_XIA wrote:
Code-Red wrote:
Lartrak wrote:You guys missed his point.
You see the problem is it's called Terminator: Salvation, not "T Minus 2".

I figured "T Minus 2" was another shitty B movie he liked. Then again, I didn't read his whole post. I never do.

I consider Salvation a prequel rather than a sequel, to me (& James Cameron) the franchise ended with T2.

If you can't read my post don't bother to reply either.
If I consider the movie a complete pile of shit, am I allowed to call it "Complete Pile of Shit" and still expect that you know what I'm talking about? To be honest, I still don't understand your "T Minus 2" reasoning. You don't consider it a part of the main franchise, so you for some reason decide it takes place before the first movie (where's the logic in this jump?), then rename it so it fits in with the main franchise (when your original intention was to differentiate it?)? Since when do prequel movies start counting backwards into minus numbers anyway? :x
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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by Stormwatch » Sat May 09, 2009 9:15 am

Here's an idea: hire grown up Edward Furlong to play grown up version of teen character played by teen Edward Furlong.

Holy shit, I'm a genius.
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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by cube_b3 » Sat May 09, 2009 9:39 am

BoneyCork wrote: If I consider the movie a complete pile of shit, am I allowed to call it "Complete Pile of Shit" and still expect that you know what I'm talking about? To be honest, I still don't understand your "T Minus 2" reasoning. You don't consider it a part of the main franchise, so you for some reason decide it takes place before the first movie (where's the logic in this jump?), then rename it so it fits in with the main franchise (when your original intention was to differentiate it?)? Since when do prequel movies start counting backwards into minus numbers anyway? :x
Terminator has a very complicated time line, It starts in the year 20XX (don't remember the exact date) where John Connor leader of the human resistance sends Kyle Reese back in time to 1986 (or something) to save his mother from a Terminator also sent back in time.

Terminator 2 takes place a few years after Terminator a few years after T2, where John Connor sends a Terminator (T-101) against another Terminator (T-1000) sent back in time (1991?) to protect his younger self with a Terminator against a Terminaro. In this movie Skynet was properly destroyed and James Cameron gave a descent conclusion to the franchise and never returned to it.

T3 was a mess of a movie (it was worse then my posts), it tried to explain how the future can't be changed and a lot of nonsense, but it was just... not good enough to continue the Franchise. So I am kind off ignoring it.

So now comes Terminator Salvation (lacking any number), at Comic-Con McG discussed how this movie will show the war, that the other movies barely showed and it will take place a few years before Kyle Reese was sent back in time therefore it can qualify as a prequel, given that another sequel is already announed I guessed that one would show how Reese was sent back in time (in T1 he just explained, how he was sent and how the Time Machine was destroyed) and I would call that T Minus 1, after that we may get T0 where we see how the future decided to send a machine against a machine.

I don't know if this post will clear things up a little, I hope it doesn't make things worse. I realise I didn't make my initial post in this thread effectively and the problem is that I've been discussing TS in so many other places that I assumed this place would automatically catch on.

I am sorry.
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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by curt_grymala » Sat May 09, 2009 10:54 am

BoneyCork wrote:Since when do prequel movies start counting backwards into minus numbers anyway? :x
Since Star Wars. Well, they didn't actually use negative numbers, they just went through and changed history, so that the first movie became "Episode IV" so they could tack on three prequels.
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Re: Good Casting?

Post by mrandyk » Sat May 09, 2009 4:39 pm

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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by Lartrak » Sun May 10, 2009 2:02 am

Stormwatch wrote:Here's an idea: hire grown up Edward Furlong to play grown up version of teen character played by teen Edward Furlong.

Holy shit, I'm a genius.
BILAL_XIA wrote:the franchise ended with T2.
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Re: Good Casting?

Post by cube_b3 » Sun May 10, 2009 2:37 am

I should have written story instead of franchise my bad, fixed.

Now let's get back to the casting decision?
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Re: Good Casting?

Post by cactusjoe3 » Sun May 10, 2009 2:46 am

I still think it should have ended at T2.
wrapped everything up nice and neat
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Re: All Grown Up?

Post by jaredfogle » Sun May 10, 2009 6:21 pm

Jeeba Jabba wrote:Empire of the Sun.

The JG Ballard book is a movie?
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