While it was the last person we expected to see sense, director McG has finally renamed the ultra long-named Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. While the official title is not yet released, early word has it at just being Terminator 4. Which is a very, very good thing. Long titles are beginning to become something of a nuisance, and if not kept under a watchful eye, could get completely out of control. While the LOTR trilogy is initially to blame, they were also named after books, so we can’t be too mad at TFOTR, TTT or TROTK. But did Pirates Of The Caribbean really need all those long titles? Was The Curse Of The Black Pearl necessary? Or Dead Man’s Chest? Why use At World’s End when a simple number 3 can suffice?
Before 2008 is out, we’ll all have seen Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian filling up the screens in our local cinema. And then next year? So far we have X-Men Origins: Wolverine and A Night At The Museum 2: Escape From The Smithsonian. Do they really think people won’t understand what Wolverine is about without the prefix?
Everyone take a hint from McG and shorten the names. But not your own names. And certainly not to something as stupid as McG. Thats just stupid, McG. But then you did direct the Charlie’s Angels movies, so who are we to expect anything better? By the way, how is it that people can direct generally derided crap like that, and then get to direct mega-franchises like Terminator, and get people like Christian Bale to be in it? It upsets me, is what it does.