The problem with Hollywood — and apparently anyone with boatloads of money — is it thinks that if it throws enough money at a franchise, it will stick, and it’ll have a hit on its hands. Sometimes that’s true, but another issue Hollywood has been having over the past few years is the increasing number of remakes of classics. Moviegoers have mixed feelings, some feeling these classics should be left alone, others enjoying the continuation or “reboot” of the specific franchise.
The Terminator franchise seemed to get a bit boost when Arnold Schwarzenegger agreed to return to reprise his role as THE Terminator, now in a guardian role, for Terminator: Genisys. It also starred Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones fame. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough as it managed to only pull in a paltry $28 million on it’s opening weekend in the US, and has only grossed $89 million domestically. Although it has done much better overseas, pulling in an estimated $440 million worldwide — $112 million from China alone, the film is still expected to lose money and sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that further Terminator movies are on hold indefinitely.
The news is a turn of events from the summer when financier and producer David Ellison outlined plans for two sequels and a television series based on the Terminator universe. It will be interesting to see how Ellison’s next project, a reboot of another classic, Top Gun, will fare. Hopefully Jerry Bruckheimer will be able to steer Ellison right on that one.
Do you think it’s time for Hollywood to stop with the remakes, reboots, and continuations of old “classic” movies? Did you see Terminator: Genisys in the theatre? Do you think the franchise should just be left alone, or would you like to see a couple of sequels and potentially a television series? Let us know what you think in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: The Hollywood Reporter