James Cameron reflected on what made him fail Terminator: Dark Fate. Although the filmmaker is used to successfully navigating each project, sometimes life offers a few lessons. Exactly what happened with the last film in the saga of the famous T-800 that was not liked by critics or the public.
While the director is immersed in the promotion of Avatar: The Path of Waterwas asked about the saga Terminator. Especially his take on why the latest film in a saga that has been profitable for years failed at the box office. Cameron wasn’t shy about recounting his experience as a producer and the catastrophic mistake he said caused audiences to not connect with her.
According to James Cameron Terminator: Dark Fate it flopped because of the inclusion of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton in the mix. While other productions like Jurassic World: Dominion either The Ghostbusters they bet everything on nostalgia, Cameron believes that here it was a mistake because that was the factor by which the young audiences were not identified.
“I think the problem, and I’m going to take this, is that I refused to do it without Arnold,” he explained. Tim [el director] I didn’t want Arnold, but I said, look, I don’t want that. Arnold and I have been friends for 40 years and I could hear him, and say ‘Jim, I can’t believe you’re doing a Terminator movie without me.’ It just meant a lot to me to do it, but I said, if you guys find a way to bring Arnold back and then, you know, I’d be happy to be involved.”
He is also responsible for titanic he claims that, for his part, the film’s director, Tim Miller, wanted to bring in Linda Hamilton. And he wanted Schwarzenegger. In the end, they both made their way into the film, but Cameron thinks that’s where the mistake lay:
“I think the movie could have survived having Linda in it, I think it could have survived having Arnold in it, but when you put Linda and Arnold in it and then, you know, she’s 60-something, he’s 70 and so many, suddenly it wasn’t your Terminator movie. It wasn’t even your dad’s Terminator movie. It was your grandfather’s Terminator movie. And we didn’t see that. We loved it, we thought it was cool, you know, that we were doing this sort of direct sequel to a movie that came out in 1991. And young movie-going audiences weren’t born. They wouldn’t even have been born for another 10 years. So, it was just our own myopia. We got a little high on our own ego and I think that’s the lesson there.”
Terminator: Dark Fate it barely managed to raise the sum of $261 million dollars. A figure that is counted by its income in movie theaters around the world. Something far below Hollywood standards. Now the continuity of the saga remains uncertain, but the truth is that Cameron is already preparing to break the box office again with his long-awaited sequel to Avatar.
Avatar: The Path of Water It will be released in Mexican movie theaters on December 15.
Luis Angel H. Mora My most stable relationship is with the movies, parties and music. I love writing about cinema, meeting new people and sharing ideas. Idealistic in every way, I guess that’s my Ascendant Aquarian trait.