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Wednesday August 6, 2008 7:21 pm

Schwarzenegger’s Thoughts on Terminator Salvation

Christian Bale in Terminator Salvation

Even though he should have been concerned with more pressing issues (e.g. aftershocks, wildfires), California Governor took time out last week to talk about another thing matter close to his heart.

As a courtesy, Schwarzenegger was recently given an advanced look at some of the scenes from . The former actor, who starred in the three previous films, won his state’s recall election shortly before T3 hit the screens.

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So what Arnold have to say about the franchise he helped create? Well, the politician was very careful about choosing the right words:

“I still don’t know how it will play out with this one. They showed me some footage, but I don’t have a feel for the movie. I didn’t see enough. I wasn’t sure who the Terminator was. I don’t know if there is one or if he’s the star or the hero. These are the things that determine the success and how the strong the movie will be.”

But does the governator secretly hope that the series will fail without him?

“I’ve seen very little footage so I don’t really have a feel for it. I hope they do well, and I hope it is a huge hit.  I do hope it creates a spectacle on the screen. That is what James Cameron created.”

Well, we’ll see exactly what type of spectacle Terminator Salvation becomes when it opens next May.

(The teaser trailer for the film can be viewed here.)



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