Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

"SkyNet is reduced to being just another lame villain who doesn't think the plan through."

In her latest Cinematical column, Dawn "coffeeinhell" Taylor bitchslaps SkyNet:
I find myself still pondering Salvation. But I'm not thinking about the waste of a perfectly good Christian Bale, or continuing to boggle over the sadly inept action sequences. To be honest, I willed myself to forget most of it as soon as I was in the car. It seemed kinder to just let it go.

No, what I can't get over is how dead stupid SkyNet turned out to be. The evil, all-powerful threat to humanity that James Cameron introduced in 1984 turns out, in the fourth movie, to be a huge, incompetent boob who can be beaten with a tool belt and a lucky shot fired at a coolant line.
This is explained in more detail and humor at the link. Taylor also invokes Colossus of 1970's Colossus: The Forbin Project, a movie which I mainly think of as being one of the few well-known flicks to have the M rating before that changed to PG. Still: giant all-knowing computers that could end the world as we know it were apparently smarter 39 years ago...

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