GTA Online players have used the game to reenact another iconic chase scene. This time, they've recreated the truck chase from Terminator 2.
In the original scene, teenager John Connor is being chased by the T-1000, a robot assassin made of liquid metal (it makes slightly more sense in context). Connor rides away on a dirt bike. The T-1000 steals a semi-truck and gives chase.
Connor rides down along the Los Angeles river, thinking this will shake his pursuer. The T-1000, being a bat-shit crazy robot from the future, decides to jump off the highway in his truck. He then continues the chase. He's about to run over Connor when the T-800, a crappier robot with an accent, shows up on a motorcycle and saves the teen. Again, this all makes slightly more sense in context. Go watch the movie if you haven't already. Here's the full scene, via YouTube:
Like a lot of GTA Online remakes, the T2 recreation isn't perfect. GTA Online was designed primarily for robbing and killing and other video game dickery rather than fan videos so their toolbox is limited. There are some effects and dramatic camera angles that they simply can't do within the game. The intense interest among the GTA community in videos like this makes me wonder whether Rockstar will include more movie-making tools in GTA 6 and later games, though.
That being said: as someone who has done no research on the subject, I can say with no authority that this is the best recreation of this scene ever made in GTA Online. Even if some visual details are off, it's a mostly accurate recreation of the chase scene and worth a watch.
"Yes I may have missed some small scenes but damn we worked hard on this from the actual setting up, to the directing, to the editing so please give it a look," said one of the creators on YouTube.
Though they worked their asses off on the project, these players managed to have some fun too. The latest minute-and-a-half of the video is devoted to bloopers. They experienced some great crashes and deaths in their efforts to make these recreation.
The team behind this video is also looking to make more videos like this one. If you have an idea for a different remake, drop them a line.
GTA Online players really love remaking movie scenes. Other recent videos paid tribute to Gone in 60 Seconds and Skyfall.