Thursday, April 23, 2015

T - A Little Late, but I Made It

Welcome to day twenty of the A to Z Challenge. If you're here for the first time or if you've forgotten already, this year's theme is movies! I am posting a quote, a character or two, and a brief synopsis of a movie for each letter. You then get to guess the movie in the comments. Answers will be revealed in the following day's post.

Answer to S: Secondhand Lions

Just a few days left in the challenge. Today we're getting back to scifi and back to franchise films. This is the second movie in an ongoing franchise that is already 30 years old. This movie was the most financially successful of the series so far and almost as popular as the original. Production quality was much better, but the feel of the movies was different. Which is actually better is a matter of taste and preference.

Linda Hamilton's career-defining role, this character goes through significant change from the first to the second movie. Despite being thought insane (including being confined to a mental hospital) she does her best to prepare her son for his important destiny. When the time comes, she is willing to fight for the future of humanity at all costs. But can she destroy the machines without becoming one herself?

"I know now why you cry. But it's something I can never do." - Can't tell you who said it without giving away the movie. (In case you haven't already guessed it.)

After failing the first time in 1984, the machines make a second attempt in 1991. This sets the pattern for continued attempts in future movies and a television series. The latest installment in the franchise will be released later this year, 31 years after the original. I'm looking forward to this one.

Figured it out yet? I don't think this one will be very difficult. Anyone else looking forward to the new movie?