#145 “Foreshadowing”

#145 “Foreshadowing”

Ah, Terminator Salvation, with your brilliant subtle foreshadowing. This is just one of the many reasons why Salvation was such a horrid, bitter disappointment. Well, disappointment might not be the right word… I did expect it to be bad, since after all it was in essence a prequel movie, and we all know that prequel movies (almost) universally suck. But even so, the stupid heart thing made me pretty angry…

Anyway, thus concludes another installment of “comics about movies I saw this summer but for some reason am only making comics about now”. Have a good weekend!


Discussion (13)¬

  1. Emil says:

    Arg! Spoilers!

    :p Good thing I didn’t plan on watching that )crap) to begin with.

  2. chaospet says:

    Emil: Yeah, I hoped that anyone who actually planned on watching it would have by now.

  3. Emil says:

    Why do you have a cool ninja pirate image then I have a ??? image? 🙁

  4. chaospet says:

    If you go here: http://en.gravatar.com/

    and sign up, you can upload whatever picture you want, and it will appear on wordpress sites like this one when you comment. Just make sure you use the same e-mail address there when you sign up that you use when you comment here.

    However, I have to say the default one that has been created for you is pretty awesome.

  5. Canuovea says:

    Heh. I really never bothered to go see that. I might have rented it but… I basically knew what happened anyway.

    And I am sure that there are some prequel movies that don’t suck… but I am having trouble coming up with one that was good… (Here’s hoping The Hobbit is!… Yes. Another Tolkien fan…)

    Oh did you know that if you have contradictory premises you could theoretically use absolutely sound logic to show anything at all? Including contradicting things, such as God exists or God doesn’t exist, or the moon is made of cheese, or it isn’t, or the terriaxus Pied Drummer eats squirming bunny rabbits… But of course the results aren’t true because the premises are contradictory… but given they were somehow true…

  6. Emil says:

    Principle of explosion, yes.

  7. chaospet says:

    Canuovea: Yup, actually as I recall we had some conversation about the principle of explosion a while back…. right here:

    http://chaospet.com/2009/06/15/128-more-dialetheism/comment-page-1/#comment-16078

    Oh also – since Tolkien wrote The Hobbit before he wrote Lord of the Rings, I won’t really consider the movie to be a prequel. 😉 And they had better do a good job with the movie!

  8. Canuovea says:

    Boom!

    Okay, Tolkien wrote The Hobbit before the Lord of The Rings so LOTR was actually more of a sequel… but does that really make the Hobbit not a prequel? Looking at LOTR then at The Hobbit in that order could make it seem more like a prequel. Maybe something can be both a sequel and a prequel simply depending on point of view. Like maybe if someone read the Harry Potter books backwards… (well bad example).

    And as for The Hobbit my greatest fear is that Ian McKellen will kick the bucket before they finish. Now that would just suck (both for the movie and Ian McKellen…), then they would have to bring in some other crappy actor to take over, so sad that this happened to another series of movies I can name…

  9. LEGION says:

    is this a prequel? I mean, technically its after the movies, screw you time travel!

  10. skalogy says:

    Wait, what about Episode II… that’s a prequel AND a sequel… that pretty much means it was guaranteed to be the WORST MOVIE EVER!

  11. chaospet says:

    Legion: I think of Terminator Salvation as a prequel, because the events of the film (John Connor’s rise to power, meeting Kyle Reese, etc) are all things that are hinted at in the pasts of many of the characters of the early films (and of course the TV series). And thus it suffers from the problem that most prequels suffer from; mythic past events (like John Connor’s rise to power, the Clone Wars, etc) are almost always MUCH cooler when vaguely hinted at than when you dedicate a film to exploring them in detail.

    skalogy: Yup, pretty much.

  12. Canuovea says:

    But using that logic… The Hobbit is a prequel as well! Oh noes!

    I wonder if it makes sense that if something is a sequel then it must have a prequel, and if something is a sequel it must have a prequel. And even if a prequel is a sequel as well, it means that… uh… hold on a moment…

    And episode 2 was awful…

  13. chaospet says:

    Canuovea: Well, another necessary condition for prequel-hood (in the sense I’m dicussing here, anyway) is that the prequel story has to be told AFTER the original story. Since the Hobbit was written before LOTR, it’s not a prequel; rather, LOTR is the sequel.