The new Terminator is revealed….
Japan is of course famed for its development of pet and cleaning robots and this exhibition was based on the possibility of robots and humans coexisting (whether killing or protecting) as portrayed by the Terminator
series. Having read this blurb I wasn’t expecting too much in the way of Terminator
related things and I was half right but there was actually more than I imagined. Of course the whole thing was basically just a big promotion for next months new film and there was a mini-cinema zone playing the trailers. One other zone featured the costumes and robots from the next film including the more black degraded robots (rather than shiny and silver) and the Mototerminator which as the name suggests is a cross between a motorbike and a terminator. The main zone featured exhibits, costumes, artwork and photos from all the movies as well as a model of Cameron
(played by the gorgeous Summer Glau
) who plays the terminator protecting John Connor
in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
I was told off three times for use of flash photography but given that they don’t eject you for such a thing I just had to make sure that it was a different staff member who spoke to me each time and as always in this country there were loads of workers present.
Luckily we could sell our tickets outside at half price which made the exhibition more satisfying and inevitably it did its job of whetting our appetite for the forthcoming Terminator Salvation
(Terminator 4 in Japan) film which is released in Japan on June 13th.
You can see my Terminator Exhibition photos here