Changing History: “Terminator: Genisys” & “Forrest Gump”

In this special, extra edition of “Lass is More,” we look at “Terminator: Genisys” and “Forrest Gump,” two movies that muck about with the timeline.  The former does it within its own timeline–that is, the earlier “Terminator” films–and the latter does it in its look at U.S. history.

Personally, I love such devices.  I think that “Back to the Future Part 2” is the best of that trilogy because of the dedication to getting those moments from the first film right when we see them again in the second.  I would have loved to have seen more of that in this “Terminator” film and wish we’d had a chance to know where that new timeline would take us.

As for “Forrest Gump,” well, that’s a powerful film due largely to a great performance by Hanks.  Inserting Gump into moments in U.S. history, famous or not, works so well, but it also brings up a question about changing the truth of a moment by having celebrities/politicians/deceased individuals interact with someone in a way that never really occurred.  I’m not entirely sure I’m comfortable with that.

Take a listen to this extra episode and know that both of these films come out on 4K UHD next week.  Plus, don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.


photo credit: Paramount Home Entertainment

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