Been a busy week for trailers, especially geekariffic trailers. Jurassic World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now Terminator Genisys.
I hope this is a great movie, but I’m guessing it won’t be. Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton had character and depth and their replacements look like kids playing dress-up. The actors came straight from the Pretty Pretty Valley.
Pretty Pretty Valley is right next door to the Uncanny Valley. In Pretty Pretty Valley, all the actors are hot adults, playing teens, but adults who’ve never grown up, who’ve never had it hard, who’ve developed no character. Pretty, pretty people (even the boys) but bland. You can tell you’re in the Pretty Pretty Valley when the tough guys all have stubble. (Or you’re watching something on the CW.)
Pretty Pretty Valley is off-putting for the same reason the Uncanny Valley is: everything feels plastic and unreal. It’s part of the reason so many recent remakes are bland and uninspiring: even the adults look like tweens.
I’m not saying THIS WILL BE SHIT! But that’s the way to bet.
Even so, I’ll be seeing this in the theater, if I can. I really hope it defies my expectations.