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Envy of T-1000

17 Jul

For the last few months I have been training for a 10 km run. The run is on July 26th and at this point I can run about 8 km before collapsing in a pathetic pile of mush. Running is the only form of exercise that I can do on a regular basis. Anything else I can’t really stick with. I feel it’s important to have inspirational athletes to look up to when training. In my case, I look to the T-1000.

T-1000 is the shape shifting futuristic robot assassin from Terminator 2 – Judgement Day. As if that’s not cool enough, he runs like a badass. I first saw the Terminator sequel when I was 8 years old and I have always envied the T-1000. It’s horrible to say, but the soulless villain or robotic killing machine is always my favourite character.

Check out the T-1000 running below and then you’ll understand my love.

T-1000

 

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirms Terminator 5

14 Jun

Terminator 5 will begin shooting in January 2014 and Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that he’ll be the Terminator once again.

Arnold said to TheArnoldFans.com – “I’m very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star as the Terminator.”

Paramount Pictures will take over film distribution from Warner Bros., who distributed Terminator Salvation.

The Legend of Conan

27 Oct

Robert E. Howard’s barbarian is back! Deadline is reporting that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be reprising his role as Conan the Barbarian in The Legend of Conan. The third installment will be a direct sequel to the original Conan the Barbarian and will completely skip over Conan the Destroyer and the 2011 remake that starred Jason Momoa.

The movie will be produced by Fredrick Malmberg and Chris Morgan (screenwriter for Wanted and Fast and Furious).

According to Malmberg:

The original ended with Arnold on the throne as a seasoned warrior, and this is the take of the film we will make. It’s that Nordic Viking mythic guy who has played the role of king, warrior, soldier and mercenary, and who has bedded more women than anyone, nearing the last cycle of his life. He knows he’ll be going to Valhalla, and wants to go out with a good battle.

Yay! Please God let this movie have an R Rating. I think the Momoa remake is a good lesson that some movies need to be violent, bloody and restricted.

Apparently Conan is one of Chris Morgan’s dream projects and he’ll be producing The Legend of Conan and writing the script. Morgan says he’s committed to making a sequel that lives up to the original. Arnold is on board and Universal Studios hopes to release the movie by summer 2014.

HELL YA!!!!

I loved this show when I was a kid.

Who’s he? He’s the Sheriff!

3 Sep

All is right again in the world. Arnold Schwarzenneger is back on the big screen in The Expendables 2 and in 2013 he’ll star in The Last Stand along with Jaimie Alexander (Thor) and Forest Whittaker (The Last King of Scotland).

Schwarzenneger stars as Ray Owens, the sheriff of a small sleepy town. When the leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, the only thing in his way is Ray and his inexperienced staff.

Does the premise sound realistic? No. Am I looking forward to it? Yes!

Top 100 Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

22 Aug

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Total Recall: Review

6 Aug

The reboot of 1990′s Total Recall opened in theatres this weekend. Unlike its predecessor, the new Total Recall has a family friendly rating, huge production budget and loads of CGI. Mutants and Martians have been replaced by beautiful women, sleek new robots and highly advanced technology.

Colin Farrell plays Douglas Quaid, a dissatisfied factory worker who may be a secret agent under the employ of the evil Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) or working for resistance leader, Matthias (Bill Nighy). This version takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where only the UK (the United Federation of Britain) and Australia (the Colony) remain after another world war and chemical warfare. The two land masses are connected by a huge elevator called “the Fall” that transports workers from the poor crowded Colony to the rich and affluent United Federation of Britain (UFB).

Quaid lives a one room apartment in the Colony with his wife, Laurie (Kate Beckinsale). Though Quaid’s marriage seems solid and stable, he finds himself dreaming about another woman (Jessica Biel). Trying to add some excitement to his life, Quaid goes to Rekall – a company that can implant a variety of fake memories into clients’ minds. Quaid decides to implant memories of being a secret agent, but before the procedure can start federal agents break into Rekall and everything goes wrong.

Acting on instinct, Quaid kills all the federal agents and escapes home to his wife. While comforting her distraught husband, Laurie attempts to suffocate him. After an intense fight scene, Laurie reveals that she’s a federal agent employed by Cohaagen to pose as Quaid’s wife. A confused Quaid manages to outrun Laurie and begins to unravel the mystery of his identity.

The first twenty minutes of the movie are promising. Farrell seems immersed in the character and is believable as an unhappy Douglas Quaid. He spends his nights shuffling around a dirty overcrowded city contemplating how and why his life has turned out this way. Unfortunately, once Quaid heads to Rekall, director Len Wiseman abandons the characters in favour of making a full-fledged action movie.

The explosions, shoot-outs and fight scenes dominate the movie and there’s every kind of chase scene imaginable. Beckinsale relentlessly pursues Farrell and Biel through city streets, in an elevator, in a car, in “the Fall” and then some more. Len Wiseman obviously thinks very highly of his lovely wife because throughout Total Recall, Beckinsale is kicking ass, taking names and looking smoking hot while doing it.

In comparison, resistance fighter Melina (Jessica Biel) seems infinitely boring and bland. Though she desperately wants Quaid to remember his role with the resistance and their relationship, her character’s sad and slightly pathetic. She’s a far cry from Rachel Ticotin’s tough as nails Melina in the original.

After a solid hour of explosions and fight scenes, Quaid meets Matthias and audiences finally start to learn more about Douglas Quaid, whose real name is Carl Hauser. Our hero learns Hauser was a UFB agent that switched sides and joined the resistance after meeting Melina. Rather than discuss Hauser’s role with the resistance or why he switched sides, Farrell and Nighy have a trite and tiring conversation about what really defines a person – their memories or their present actions. Forced and tacked on, the conversation leads to nothing and Nighy seems as bored and uninterested by the dialogue as the audience is.

Despite its production value, talented actors and special effects, Total Recall is uninspired and lacks the charisma, fun and flamboyance of the original movie. Ultimately, Total Recall will turn a good profit, but disappear into the realm of forgettable action movies.

Expendables 2: Trailer

28 Jun

You know what makes me happy? Arnold kicking ass and taking names.

Expendables 2 is out August 17, 2012.

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