Monday, April 12, 2010

Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation (Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]This movie got a lot of bad press. Some of it is very well deserved. The B plot of radio waves turning off the terminators was really bad, but the Marcus storyline wasn't that bad, until the end. The movie plays off some of the themes in the Sarah Conner Chronicles and might leave people that only watch the movies scratching their heads.

After Sarah Conner Chronicles, this movie could only be a let down. The series was very cerebral and deep and Terminator movies have always just been chase movies with cyborgs. That isn't bad, but it isn't what fans of the series wanted. Well wasn't the only thing they wanted. The sacrifice at the end seemed to fit in with what we know of John Conner of the future from the series.

Acting was okay. Christian Bale yelled every one of his lines, which isn't exactly acting, but Worthington was passable as was the kid that played Kyle Reese. Mood Bloodgood is good, but I may just have a crush on her.

The story follows Marcus, a man sentenced to death that signs his body over to Cyberdine. He wakes up twenty years later, no older, in the middle of the war against the machines. There is something in there with resistance finding a radio signal that turns the machines off, but it was kind of dumb. Meeting Kyle Reese as a kid was cool, but where is Derek?

Ultimately, the movie was a good popcorn flick, but wasn't as good as the TV show. Kids should be wary due to language and violence. Terminator die hards will enjoy it more than Judgement Day.

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