We’ve all done it, sat there watching a movie, in a theater or a home it doesn’t matter, and had those little logistic thoughts. You know, thoughts like, who the hell has to clean up after Godzilla stomps through half of Tokyo, or damn, Superman, way to make mess of Metropolis, how much is that going to cost to fix? This new video attempts to answer one of these questions by tallying up the damage total for a modern science fiction classic, James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
This video comes from the folks at Cinema Sins, the very same crew that is behind the “Everything Wrong” videos that catalog grievous cinematic errors. And like that series, this is rather exhaustive and thorough. Seriously, they register everything, from semi trailers, entire tow trucks, and dozens of wrecked and damaged cars, down to John Connor’s petty theft, a spilled cup of coffee, and that half gallon of milk T-1000 sticks his blade arm through. Then there’s the really big stuff, like police helicopter. That one is going to cost you. They even adjust for inflation, which is far more effort than I would put in.
Here’s what they have to say on the subject:
You asked for it, and you got it. We turn the damage counter on one of the most famous and beloved action films of all time, T2. Yes, when future robots come back in time to duke it out in the early 90’s, sh*t gets damaged. A lot.
They aren’t kidding, shit gets wrecked up all over the place. Judgment Day isn’t quite up to a Man of Steel or Avengers levels of destruction. Those guys are toppling buildings left and rights, but then again, they have the added benefit of being gods, superheroes, and aliens from dead planets. All T2 has going for it is a couple of robots from the future and Linda Hamilton’s arsenal. Still, they don’t do to bad with the tools they’ve got.
I like that they price the Terminators themselves. When I first saw the prices, I had some questions, but luckily for us, they provide a detailed breakdown of how they arrived at the specific values attached to these particular killer automatons. I’m not 100% sold on their logic, but they put more time and research into the matter than I have, so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. The real question is, how do you price Schwarzenegger?