All I can says is, way to f&$k it up Taylor, good job.
I can appreciate that you want to re-brand and restart the franchise, similar to what has been done with Batman and Superman, but you don’t mess with the fundamentals. Would you make Bruce Wayne’s father the original Batman or Superman just a super-powered human?
Have we learned nothing from examples like Planet of the Ape (both of them) or Conan the Barbarian. “Those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.”
From the article.
Twist No. 1? Sarah Connor isn’t the innocent she was when Linda Hamilton first sported feathered hair and acid-washed jeans in the role. Nor is she Hamilton’s steely zero body-fat warrior in 1991’s T2. Rather, the mother of humanity’s messiah was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9. Since then, she’s been raised by (brace yourself) Schwarzenegger’s Terminator—an older T-800 she calls “Pops”—who is programmed to guard rather than to kill. As a result, Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse who’s great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion.
“Since she was 9 years old, she has been told everything that was supposed to happen,” says Ellison. “But Sarah fundamentally rejects that destiny. She says, ‘That’s not what I want to do.’ It’s her decision that drives the story in a very different direction.”