Just ask the creators of Skynet – too much self-awareness can be a bad thing.
The best moments of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career are hilariously awesome not because he ever had much of a gift for comedy – but because he didn’t. He was always game for anything, but a large part of the appeal was either due to him not seeming to realize something like “Get to da choppa!” is funny, or, conversely, thinking something like “Put the cookie down!” is way funnier than it actually is, which brings it around to so-bad-it’s-great status.
So in this 6-minute run-through of all his memorable movie lines with James Corden, you can see him straining to “act” at first, and that’s a killer…but once Corden keeps hurling stuff at him and he’s forced to be in the moment and not think about it, he finally starts to warm up. I look forward to him at least trying to be unironic in Maggie.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist