I have been distinctly underwhelmed by the prospect of the upcoming Terminator series on Fox, and downright indifferent to news of a Terminator 4 film to be directed by McG. After the dreck of T3, which totally botched any possible coherence in the franchise’s time-travel dynamics, I began to suspect that my warm recollections of T2 — which I loved back in the day — may not hold up on closer inspection today. (Would those morphing-metallic special effects still look good? Could my cynical adult self stomach Gov. Schwarzenegger as a redemptive robo-father/Christ figure?)
But these posters have me reconsidering my bias against the TV series. In part, perhaps, because I love Summer “River Tam” Glau.
The look of these posters reminds me of the (really awesome) Robo-Bjork music video, and bode well for the look and feel of the TV series. Still, it’s Fox — the network that butchered Firefly, lest we forget — and I will remain skeptical. Also, I wonder if Ms. Glau is anxious about being typecast in roles that are essentially sexy homicidal cyborgs. But I guess you could do worse things with your career than play sinister-yet-innocent-looking deadly robot characters. It sure beats playing the ingenue. (via)