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McG Dazzles Us with His Vocabulary

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 16, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 16, 2009 |

This hardly counts as news, but I don’t have any interest in writing about the Green Lantern movie getting the greenlight with a $150 million budget because a superhero who derives his power from a goddamn ring doesn’t deserve a $150 million budget. If you give the Green fucking Lantern $150 million budget, then you have to give the Wonder Twins $200 million because at least there were limits to their power besides The Man with the Yellow Hat.

I’m not going into it again.

Anyway, I choose instead to pull this quote from an interview McG did with MTV about a potential sequel to Terminator Salvation and the film’s ambiguous ending, because McG is one profound, deeply thoughtful, intelligent goddamn director.

“If we have good fortune we have indeed planned out two more ‘Terminator’ pictures,” explained the director, keeping his fingers crossed that “Salvation” opens strongly on May 21st. “There’s an arc of story [in the new sequels].”

This arc will be left open with the ending of “Salvation,” which will point to a “Terminator 5” film. “The ending is indeed elliptical,” McG told us. ‘And it challenges the audience. It’s not a happy little bow of an ending at all. The ending is tough and requires reflection, and in some degrees it bifurcates the audience. You walk back to the car and one person thinks it means this, and the other person thinks it means that.”

Jesus, McG. You just blew my mind. Man, all I wanted was to see some shit blow up, Christian Bale scowl, and that rumored Will Ferrell cameo (he’s going to help The Terminator crash weddings). I had no idea I was going to be challenged. I don’t think I’m looking forward to the prospect of being bifurcated from the rest of the audience. That sounds painful. The last time I left a wishboned audience, they were trying to decide whether Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest really blew or really sucked.

Damnit. And I was really looking forward to that happy little bow. I had a gift picked out for it and everything.

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