Originally Posted by Anakha6
Was the plot of terminator really that much a piece of genius writing though to be fair? I remember it being quite simple and flawed in many respects.
No one has yet done a convincing Time-Travel-based film or TV series. Loop-holes are gaping and signal lazy (or dramatically acceptable) writing, I think.
I can't speak for novels or stories - I haven't read anywhere near enough - but the usual plot that Hollywood settles for is "how would X change history if they could and how does Y stop, or try to stop, them succeeding.
Yawn, in most cases.
But good Science Fiction in film (and I would tend to include things like CE3K, This Island Earth and, arguably, Forbidden Planet) are only as great as the thoughts and inspirations they provoke. I think that's what the genre, Science Fiction, is for: Showing you the box outside of which you may like to think.
Most other Science Fiction films available (even such classics as Alien, Star Wars and Blade Runner) could as easily have been westerns, had that particular genre/seam not been played out.
Nothing with Jim Carrey in it could ever be "great".
Originally Posted by Starbeast
....Leslie Nielson would have been a great crew memeber if the film was made in the 1980's or 1990's along with Jim Carrey.