Terminator Salvation ending changed

Based on fan outcry. Expect spoilers inside.

Remember when the world exploded for five seconds last year when a Terminator Salvation twist spilled out online? It seems it wasn't so made up after all.

According to Movie Hole, a source from Warner Brothers recently told them that the ending was changed after fan reaction proved to be, well, hostile.

The source claimed the third act of the film is completely different "because of the internet leak. The ending doesn't resemble the previous one in any shape or form. A complete [180] from the original film. Works better. Probably not as hard to swallow. Real good though.”

If true, it calls into question what McG said on his blog days after leak. Before responding to fanboy attacks over his name, the director claimed "there are only three people who know the ending."

Which means either McG told a big lie, or the decision to change the ending happened fast, or McG doesn't consider online folk to be actual people. Or even that perhaps it was a just idea in the first draft that got discarded, like the T1000 being Michael Bein or Indy battling aliens... oh wait.

At any rate, *that* ending has gone for good.

Does that make you happy, or would you liked to have seen McG's original idea on screen?

Comments

    • sleepwalker

      Mar 23rd 2009, 10:42

      It was a silly idea, and would have made what happened in the first 2 films a pointless excersise. Well done to MC G for listening to the fans though!!!

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    • KerrAvon

      Mar 23rd 2009, 15:21

      It's the same idea as the dark knight returns and is all about becoming more than just a man but a symbol to inspire others, like a lot of totems we pour faith into, flags, jesus, the dread pirate roberts and so on. What sucks is the Marcus stuff, as I'm pretty sure the first terminators had rubber skin as Kyle explains they weren't cyborgs and the whole done-to-death what am I theme, who am I really? Yawn try coming up with an original idea for once scriptwriters.

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    • Bulletproof_animal

      Mar 23rd 2009, 15:28

      "like the T1000 being Michael Bein or Indy battling aliens... oh wait." Oh dear. Point 1) What does Indiana Jones have to do with this movie? Point 2) At what point does Indy actually battle aliens in any movie? I assume your answer to point two would be 'I never actually watched the film or I wouldn't come out with that pointless, uninformed c**p'?

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    • spbdude2001

      Mar 23rd 2009, 17:14

      "like the T1000 being Michael Bein or Indy battling aliens... oh wait." Oh dear. Point 1) What does Indiana Jones have to do with this movie? Point 2) At what point does Indy actually battle aliens in any movie? I assume your answer to point two would be 'I never actually watched the film or I wouldn't come out with that pointless, uninformed c**p'? Er? Um? Bullerproff_animal....have you ever heard of irony?

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    • bionicruth

      Mar 24th 2009, 0:17

      To be fair I thought that "ending" was awful and from trailer 3 (which seems to have taken the suprise element out of the potential "plot twist" by introducing you to Marcus) it looked oddly feasible that the rumours were true. Even if you hadn't known I guess you would have sussed it out pretty early on in the movie and spent the second half with the mantra" please don't do that, please don't do that" stuck on your head (much the same as Indy 4 when I sat there praying to all things Spielberg that he wouldn't add a spaceship...) Let's just hope the new ending isn't Linda Hamilton sitting bolt upright in bed, screaming in terror and Arnie stepping out of the shower!

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    • Padman

      Apr 22nd 2009, 12:01

      @ Sleepwalker: How would that (admittedly probably silly) ending make the first two films a futile exercise? If the terminator had succeeded in the first film, there'd be no John Connor who's image they're battling to preserve in the proposed 'ending' and likewise if he had been killed rather than defended in the 2nd movie then he never would have prepared people/led the revolution.

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