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Skynet’s Ultimate Terminator Was the Complete Opposite of Arnie’s T-800

Upon its film debut, the T-800 Terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the most fearsome and terrifying Sci-Fi monsters to ever exist as it had a Michael Myers-like disposition in that it won’t stop until its target is eliminated. As the Terminator films progressed, however, so did the development of Arnie’s T-800 until the same model that was a feared villain became the hero of the franchise. However, it seems the T-800’s villain status was replaced by something far worse after Skynet introduced its exact opposite.

In James Cameron’s 1984 movie The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s titular character travels back in time to the 1980s to kill Sarah Connor, the woman who would become the mother of John Connor. However, in the sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day, that same model android was sent back in time by humanity to protect John Connor after the android from the first movie failed. The T-800’s switch from villain to hero between Terminator movies represents growth in the T-800s. Throughout T2, Arnie’s character is becoming more and more human-like after spending time with John and learning all the ways humans operate.

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In the twelve-part Dark Horse Comics series Terminator Salvation: The Final Battle by J. Michael Straczynski and Pete Woods, Skynet is working with a human doctor, Helena Bonham Carter’s Dr. Serena Kogan (the movie’s original villain), to create first-gen cyborgs–people with Terminator bodies and human brains–in order to defeat the humans once and for all. This process was in development sometime before Judgment Day (the day Skynet dropped nuclear bombs all over the world) and Dr. Kogan only had access to people on death row. As it seems, people with a history of committing atrocious crimes were exactly what Skynet had in mind for its project as they needed someone who could think like a human but had no hang-ups about killing them. So, Dr. Kogan turned convicted serial killer Thomas Parnell into a Terminator cyborg, and while he became the very thing Skynet hoped he would be, Parnell accepted his role as a human/Terminator hybrid way too enthusiastically. In fact, Parnell descended so fully from man into machine that he was able to override Skynet itself in order to bring about even more chaos and destruction upon the Earth.

Skynet's ultimate Terminator was the opposite of Arnie's.

The stories of Arnold’s T-800 and Parnell share a number of striking similarities that play out as almost exact opposites. Though some feel the T-800 works better as a Terminator villain, the one from T2 is a Terminator on the side of the humans who learns the ways of humanity and slowly becomes more like the humans he was programmed to protect. Parnell, on the other hand, is a human on the side of the Terminators who becomes so indoctrinated into life as a machine that he is able to completely overtake the A.I. that created him, becoming the ultimate Terminator in the process.

The T-800’s development in T2 proves that the one from the first movie was also capable of such a metamorphosis, making its progression into becoming more like a human a natural development. Parnell’s journey, however, is an example of one’s humanity being completely lost to the ultimate power that comes with being turned into an unstoppable machine. Arnie’s T-800 was a robot designed to help people that sought to understand and even join humanity whereas Parnell was a viciously evil human who wanted to become a powerful machine–proving that Skynet’s ultimate Terminator was the complete opposite of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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