Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t fussed on Terminator Salvation.
And he’s glad he never starred in it.
It’s no secret that Terminator Salvation is one of the worst films in the Terminator series. Putting Christian Bale in the role of John Connor, we saw him attempt to make use of a new kind of cyborg in order to take down Skynet… but Arnold Schwarzenegger was nowhere to be found.
And it seems he’s rather glad about that.
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During an interview with Good Morning America (via THR), the 67-year-old Terminator star explained that he was unable to film scenes for Terminator Salvation.
“Thank God,” Schwarzenegger said. “It sucked.”
Of course, his schedule as Californian governor at the time had kept him from filming scenes for the 2009 sequel… and it seems he’s glad he was never involved.
“I think that the three that I was in, they all three had their own personalities and interesting storylines,” he said. And when asked to pick his favourite, he explained that he likes them all for very different reasons.
All apart from Terminator Salvation.
But can you really blame him? Terminator Salvation may have grossed $125.3 million in the USA, but with an approval rating of just 33% on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s thought to be the single worst aspect of the entire franchise.
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Of course, Schwarzenegger was originally slated to make an appearance – although his role was always said to be rather limited due to his governor duties. But it seems Arnie dodged a bullet.
Would it have been a better film with Arnold back as a T-800? I highly doubt it. And it wouldn’t have done his reputation much good, either.
Terminator Genisys heads to cinemas on 3 July 2015.
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