(Least sexy shoe-cam photo ever.)
Terminator Salvation wasn’t the worst movie in the world. It had some cool action sequences, but it followed them up with Christian Bale yelling for no apparent reason and a final 15 minutes that challenged the last 15 of Indy 4 for dumbest ever. When I saw it I got so mad I punched the wall and lava came out. Now Halcyon has filed for bankruptcy and is selling the franchise. Problem is, no one wants to buy. But that didn’t stop McG from planning two more movies. He made the comments during a special event in which people who bought the Blu-ray could listen to live commentary from McG. Sadly we don’t have the transcript, just a pretty great live blog from Gizmodo. Poor McG. He seems like a good guy who’s just a little too stupid for his own good. He’s like the friend who really wants to be in your band, and you’d totally let him, only he can’t play an instrument and keeps drooling on the tambourine. Also, he seems strangely cocky. McG, I mean.
6:55: McG just compared his movie to The Dark Knight.
6:57: Audience question: how do you feel about making the horrible Charlie’s Angels films?
6:57: McG: “I really like those movies. If you don’t like them you can f-ck off.” [He later added, 'You're stupid and ugly and this is all just a defense mechanism.' -Ed]
6:59: “I want feedback from the audience if you want another movie or not?”
7:00: From the comments the director’s making, it seems like McG isn’t really a fan of subtlety. I don’t want to get too negative or anything…but yeah. [Editor's note: think of this as foreshadowing.]
7:05: Question: “What do you want for Christmas.”
7:05: McG: “Blah blah let go of materialism blah blah spiritual salvation blah blah douche answer.” It was pretty horrible.
7:06: I don’t know how long I can deal with McG’s commentary.
7:07: And now he just compared himself to Alfred Hitchcock.
7:10: You know when you’re listening to a stupid person try and use big words he doesn’t know the meaning of and end up using similar-sounding words that are totally different? This is like that.
7:10: You know when you’re listening to a shallow person try to come up with some profound things to say, but fails miserably and sounds stupid? Yup. This is that.
7:13: He just announced that he’s making another Terminator movie. Seriously.
7:15: Here’s a tip that will go down in history from one of the film greats. “There’s two elements that go into filmmaking. There’s sound, and there’s the picture.”
7:16: Oh and for those people who are punching themselves in the face that he’s making another one? He said he’s making one after that.
7:37: Aaaaaaand he’s talking about Hitler.
7:43: Wow, McG just dissed the third movie. Seriously? “We just tried to introduce credibility.” Holy. F-ck. He thinks his movie is better than the third movie.
7:44: McG asked viewers who didn’t like the third act, and it was all positive.
My freshman year of college I knew this guy in the dorms who would always write these terrible songs on his acoustic guitar and then force me to listen to them and then ask me what I thought. The best I could manage was “…It’s alright, I guess.” Then he’d do the same thing to other people and come back to me and say, “I don’t know what’s up with you, bro, but everyone else said they loved it.” As if people not insulting your work straight to your face is evidence of its greatness. And yes, that guy was McG. The moral of the story is that if you want honesty, you just have to man up and film people in the sh-tter.