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Yeah, that’s right: A film franchise about sentient robotic killing machines and salvation-minded defenders going back in time to reboot history is, well, getting a reboot.
When it comes to war movies, the fast-paced action blockbusters that have defined American pop culture since the ‘80s have a bad reputation: massive explosions, impossible marksmanship, and nobody ever, ever runs out of ammo. Yes, it’s a hole the genre is finally starting to dig out of with incredible technical expertise on display in more recent Hollywood projects like John Wick and 13 Hours, or in TV miniseries like History Channel's SIX. But if you want proof that this wasn’t always the case, just look back a few decades to the age of “unlimited ammo.”
Thirty years ago “Predator,” hit theaters and became an instant classic — and with good reason. It’s got everything you want in a sci-fi action flick: A crack team of ripped, out of regs commandos who fight off a dreadlocked space-faring hunter with a penchant for skinning people and collecting their skulls as trophies.
In 1990, before he was the governor or “The Governator,” before his first $20 million movie, and before he helped turn the Hummer into the must-have gas guzzler for overcompensating suburban commandos everywhere, Arnold Schwarzenegger drove himself to work.
While Donald Trump prepares to become the next president of the United States, he also appears to be keeping a close eye on the reality TV show that made him a global superstar. The show, “The Apprentice,” was recently rebooted as “The New Celebrity Apprentice” with actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as its host. And apparently the president-elect, who is still one of the show’s executive producers, is not happy with what he sees.