On the impact of Schwarzenneger…
T2 is the original nightmare of just being pursued that everyone has, by somebody who just will not stop, never stops, doesn’t give up.
And when you’ve got someone who looked like Schwarzenegger coming after you it made a big difference.
Nowadays, no it wouldn’t really – we’ve seen so many guys who imitated him and it just became a little passé, but at that time it was extraordinary because we were looking at a human who was almost inhuman in his proportions and yeah, I think it’s that age-old universal nightmare of being pursued by an unstoppable enemy.
On whether the Terminator franchise needs Arnie…
No, because you can’t keep just re-hashing the same plot.
Yes Terminator is known for having this one singular figure of villainy that is constantly pursuing but how many times can you keep on doing it?
And I don’t think anyone really had an interest in just imitating the movies that had come before.
There was a realisation of “Look the mythology is dead unless we reinvent something, put it in a different world, recreate completely.” So obviously that’ll be the big question for a lot of people. Why don’t you have that single figure of villainy coming after you? But I think if we had it would have been same old, same old and why bother?
On shooting action in Terminator…
You’ve always got to put your trust in the riggers, the guys who are responsible for the wires and the safety and trust that they’ve calculated where the ground is so they don’t drop you straight through it, which I’ve seen before.
They were damn good guys, in fact most of the people came from the Batman movies, the stunt team on this so I’ve known them for years I’ve got a great trust with them.
It’s more just the excitement, I like the adrenaline rush of jumping off of a cliff edge and sailing down, I enjoy that.Like This? Then see...
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