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Arnold Schwarzenegger rips into the recent Terminator movies

Arnold Schwarzenegger rips into the recent Terminator movies

The Hollywood icon has critiqued the recent Terminator movies as well as a certain star in particular

Arnold Schwarzenegger has criticised the recent Terminator movies.

The 75-year-old was once one of biggest box-office stars of the 80s and 90s after playing the titular character in four out of the five sequels from the famed film franchise.

Schwarzenegger first starred as the iconic T-800 robot back in 1984 but has since hit-out at the more recent releases, dubbing them as 'not well written'.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).
TriStar Pictures

It's no wonder Schwarzenegger landed himself a well-earned spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a whole load of his iconic one-liner catchphrases still being referenced decades after the first film's release some 39 years ago now.

Since then, the action-packed franchise has grown to six films strong with; Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009), Terminator Genisys (2015) and lastly Terminator: Dark Fate (2019).

While the A-lister praised the first three movies, he didn't hesitate ripping into the latter three.

The actor and former Governor of California spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about exactly how he feels about the later sequel movies.

When asked if the Terminator franchise 'feels done', Schwarzenegger responded: "The franchise is not done. I’m done. I got the message loud and clear that the world wants to move on with a different theme when it comes to The Terminator.

"Someone has to come up with a great idea."

He continued to note the first film was 'largely responsible' for his success and that he 'always would look at it very fondly'.

"The first three movies were great," he added.

Arnold Schwarzenegger claims the later Terminator movies were 'not well written'.
TriStar Pictures

"Number four [Salvation] I was not in because I was governor. Then five [Genisys] and six [Dark Fate] didn’t close the deal as far as I’m concerned. We knew that ahead of time because they were just not well written."


While Schwarzenegger is a star of the silver screen, he is soon to make his exciting television debut with a Netflix action-comedy, titled FUBAR, set to premiere later this month (25 May).

Starring the likes of Monica Barbaro, Fabiana Udenio and Travis Van Winkle, the new series follows a CIA operative on the verge of retirement who then discovers a family secret and is forced to go back into the field for one last job.

And the Netflix-based projects don't stop there.

Some weeks after FUBAR graces our screens (7 June), the streaming platform will then drop a three-part documentary, Arnold, all about the cinematic icon's life.

The official synopsis reads: "This intimate docuseries follows Arnold Schwarzenegger's multifaceted life and career, from bodybuilding champ to Hollywood icon to politician."

Featured Image Credit: Maximum Film / PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV, Arnold Schwarzenegger