THE Terminator creator James Cameron has criticised the recent sequel, insisting the new movie didn't feel "authentic" because Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't in it.
Cameron wrote and directed the original 1984 movie which starred Schwarzenegger as a futuristic robot sent back in time, and returned to direct Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1992.
The moviemaker sat out the third movie Terminator 3: Rise of the MAChines in 2003 and had no involvement with the most recent installment, this year's (09) Terminator: Salvation.
Cameron admits the director, McG, did a good job reworking the story - but felt the movie was a disappointment without Schwarzenegger, who only made a brief cameo appearance in the new film.
He tells Ugo.com, "Interestingly, I think MCG did a good job. I think he was almost too referential to the myths of the first and second film. He over-quoted them in a way. It didn't feel to me to be enough of a reinvention. The thing we did with the second film is that we reinvented the first film completely; spun it on its a** and made the Terminator the good guy, and came up with a whole new concept for a villain, it felt fresh.
"I didn't feel the fourth picture was fresh enough. It also lacked a certain stamp of authenticity because Arnold wasn't in it. I mean, he was in it briefly, digitally, but that's not the same thing."