Yes, Bennett and his condition and his present and his future is my number one priority. Yes it is weighing me down. I actually feel in many ways as if my entire body is covered in tar and my head is encased in an old-fashioned diving helmet like they wore in that movie with DeNiro and Cuba Gooding. It's that heavy. So I write these things, and try to get into talking about some other things that have nothing to do with seizures or spasms or dysplasia or brain surgery or anything of the sort so that I can lighten that heaviness and try to preserve what little positive mental health I have.
So to that end, join me in this diversion, and any others I choose to explore...I'd appreciate the pleasure of your company.
I remember seeing the first Terminator film for the first time in the movie theater, I even remember who I saw it with. A sweet girl named Amy who I was dating in 11th grade. It was such an awesome, life-changing movie that I always remembered my first viewing of it and it was doubly etched into my memory because I was so mesmerized by it that despite the fact that this SUPER hot chick who I was majorly into physically was sitting next to me I didn't even take a second to try to lay the mack down. Not even ONCE.
That's how good Terminator was as a story.
Most things Terminator end up being awesome. Terminator 2 was a perfect sequel in every way, shape and metallic form. There were tons of comics I read and enjoyed. I bought some of the Terminator toys that came out over the years. And of course I am SO psyched for Terminator: Salvation. I can't wait to see it.
Here's the real kicker though...as much as I love all things Terminator I have never watched The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Only one reason really. I can only watch so much TV a week, and already I feel like I watch too much, so I had to let that one slide. I will probably catch it on DVD some time. Isn't TV on DVD an awesome thing? I remember when I watched TV without even having a freakin' VCR.
Then there is Terminator 3, a movie I often hear people talk shit about. I may be one of the few of the people I regularly communicate with who really loved Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Most of the folks I share movie talk with didn't like it. I loved it. But then again, I am sometimes a freak when it comes to movies. My favorite Matrix film was the second one and I really liked the third.
I've had my eye on this set of Kubrick figures for a long, long time. Always passed them up, and over the past few years I just had not been spending the money on stuff like this, but now that I have a job I have a TOY ALLOWANCE again for 'Ken Stuff' so I am constantly looking for deals on eBay to fill some holes in my collection.
These were put out the year that T-3 came out and it has taken this long to add them to my collection. Medicom put out two boxed sets of figures based on the T3 film.
You get the humans in the movie, John Connor and Kate Brewster.
Am I the only one who thinks Claire Danes is hot? Well, to me she was especially hot in this movie, and I can't put my finger on the reason why. And is it me, or does the Kubrick version of John Connor look eerily like Sean Astin?
You also get two versions of the T-X, the one based on the actress Kristanna Loken, and the full mechanical one.
And of course you get two versions of Ah-nuld. One with the coffin from the scene in the cemetery at the mausoleum of Sarah Connor...
...and one with some nifty cyborg battle damage.
That eye is awesome. It's a subtle detail from the film that shows me that someone who designed this figure was REALLY paying attention. Near the end he has a sort of bloody eye and they nailed it.
Lastly, you get one of the early Terminators, the T1-7, which is probably about as UN-Kubrick as a Kubrick gets.
Awesome to finally have these, and it will definitely keep me satisfied until I begin the hunt for these...
The Terminator 2 MiniMates that debuted at Toy Fair and are coming out in the next few months. Can't wait!!!