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Why Arnold Schwarzenegger Hated Terminator Salvation

According to The Guardian, the action star said Terminator Salvation “sucked.”

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2009’s Terminator Salvation marks the only Terminator movie that bodybuilder-turned-movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t appear in, and the star has no regrets about it. The fourth installation in the franchise, Terminator Salvation stars Christian Bale, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Helena Bonham Carter — but even this star-studded cast couldn’t save the film from negative reviews. During a television interview, Scharzenegger revealed that he hated the fourth film in the franchise, hinting at the reasons why in the way he praised the three that came before it.
Schwarzenegger’s long career as an action star first kicked off in 1982. Conan and its sequel Conan The Destroyer proved the bodybuilder’s box office potential. While Conan offered Schwarzenegger his breakout opportunity, it was his 1984 role as the titular character in The Terminator that really made him a star. The Terminator franchise set Schwarzenegger on the path that led to such beloved 80s action flicks as Raw Deal, Predator, and Commando.

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Directed by James Cameron, The Terminator had a catchy sci-fi premise. Schwarzenegger is the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back from the future to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), the future mother of Earth’s post-apocalyptic savior. The movie’s success led to a number of Terminator sequels, including Terminator Salvation. The fourth movie in the franchise, Terminator Salvation was supposed to mark the start of a new trilogy; it struck a new tone, the first movie to break from a time travel format. However, it ended up morphing into a standalone flick after flopping critically, among fans, among critics, and among Schwarzenegger, all of whom hated it.

Not Even Arnold Schwarzenegger Liked Terminator Salvation

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According to The Guardian, Schwarzenegger said Terminator Salvation “sucked.” Discussing the franchise during a 2015 interview on Good Morning America, Schwarzenegger expressed gratitude about missing out on the fourth Terminator movie. Schwarzenegger’s absence came as a result of his being too busy fulfilling his duties as Governor of California. However, after seeing the movie, the star reported having no regrets about this. Terminator Salvation is one of the worst films in the Terminator franchise. It has a 33% score on Rotten Tomatoes; for reference The Terminator has 100%.

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One can glean Schwarzenegger’s problem with Terminator Salvation by exploring what he said he liked about its predecessors. Schwarzenegger declared, “I think that the three that I was in, they all three had their own personalities and interesting storylines.” Up until Terminator Salvation, each film had established its own specific style: Where The Terminator is far more akin to a sci-fi horror spectacle, The Terminator 2: Judgment Day is far more action-packed and Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines leans into B-movie undertones.

By comparison, Terminator Salvation had little to bring to the table. It made a bold choice in setting itself entirely in the Skynet future and eschewing time travel, but that didn’t pay off in originality of story. Terminator Salvation ended up being a bland action flick, offering some of Bale’s worst acting and rather soulless storytelling. Its military sci-fi setting is bleak but gives little room for characters to express complex emotions. For most franchises, sequels capitalize on the original’s success to make revenue, but Terminator Salvation feels like an outright cash grab. However, as much Schwarzenegger hated Terminator Salvation, it clearly didn’t put him off the series entirely; he not only returned for Terminator Genisys but also for Terminator: Dark Fate, which was far better rated by critics and audiences alike.

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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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