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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son has his dad’s Terminator scowl down pat

Terminator 2 remake (Screenshot: YouTube)

Joseph Baena, the son that Arnold Schwarzenegger had with Mildred Patricia Baena in the late 1990s, will be 19 next month. And, not surprisingly, he looks a hell of a lot like his old man. And Baena has clearly been hitting the gym, too. It’s like the Pumping Iron-era Schwarzenegger has been magically reincarnated for a new generation, just with cooler hair. In a new video directed by Ben Hess, Baena faithfully recreates a memorable moment from one of his dad’s most iconic films, 1991’s mega-blockbuster Terminator 2: Judgment Day:

In the original James Cameron film, Schwarzenegger’s no-bullshit cyborg arrives from the future completely nude (as per usual) and stops by a tough-looking country-western bar in order to take some clothes and a motorcycle from a hapless patron. His mission wildly successful, the automaton emerges triumphant from the tavern to the strains of “Bad To The Bone” by George Thorogood And The Destroyers. But before he’s able to leave on his newly acquired bike in his borrowed threads, he has to deal with one last gun-toting redneck contender. “Can’t let you take a man’s wheels, son,” the would-be good Samaritan says. The Terminator is not amused but manages to diffuse the situation without further carnage. The Hess/Baena version of the sequence cuts it down to just the last parking lot confrontation. Baena has no lines, but he seems to have already mastered a lot of his father’s mannerisms. If the Terminator franchise has a future, maybe it’s here.


Last but not least, here’s the original for comparison:

[via Laughing Squid]

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