Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Terminator: Salvation

Description from Netflix: All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor (Christian Bale) must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots in this fourth installment of the popular action-packed Terminator series. But when Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether Wright has come from the future or the past -- and whether he's friend or foe.

I am a fan of the whole Terminator series and one of the few people on the planet that didn't think T3 was that bad. This was on par with that. It was good not great.

There is one god awful scene that is the equivalent of the "I hate sand" moment in the Attack of the Clones monstrosity.

Aside from that, there are some great performances especially by newcomer Sam Worthington. Christian Bale was good, but does his Batman voice a bit much. Helena Bonham Carter was really good in her few scenes.

I think this movies helps to understand why Skynet feels John is such a threat since this takes place prior to the time travel moments. This movie explains why they need to go back in time to try and kill him.

There are some nice throw backs to the past movie, but all in all, this just made me miss the Sarah Conner Chronicles are more. Stupid Fox networks canceling such an awesome series.

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