Highly-anticipated but a little disappointing. The conclusion of the movie leaves a fair bit to be desired and while watching it with my friend Jonas; well, he pointed out correctly that the closing battle in the movie was somewhat of a farce. It was a lil’ annoying tho’ that he pointed out some of these things while we were watching it. Heh heh … oh well.
Other than the two things above, Terminator: Salvation is definitely a worthy add-on to the Terminator series. On the whole I really enjoyed the performances of Christian Bale and of special note would Sam Worthington who plays the mysterious Marcus Wright. If some of you have already seen the trailer and the exclusive 4-min clip at Apple.com then you’d already know why Marcus Wright is such an interesting character and definitely a great addition to Terminator canon. I liked his character even more than I did Bale’s rendition of John Connor.
Effects-wise , Skynet’s army of robots are a sight to see. Hunter Killers, Mototerminators, T-600 terminators and some I don’t even know what they’re called; they are quite a spectacle to watch on the big screen. The future is a desolate & dark place indeed!
The weirdest thing that just occurred to me about the Terminator series is that Skynet is a computer and it so desperately wants to kill John Connor … that’s a lot of faith by the dreaded AI that one person can make a difference in a future that’s already overrun by the machines. Heh … funny how Skynet has a lot more faith than a lot of us put together. I think we can learn something from this fictional AI character in the movie. LOL!
All in all, I enjoyed the movie a whole lot even though the ending was a bit of a fizzle. McG (the director) definitely did a good job on this one but to be fair to him, 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day with James Cameron at the helm is a hard movie to beat cos’ the memory of it is burned into so many of us who watched it when we were younger (yes, yes I’m that old!).
Despite some of my negative comments, Terminator: Salvation is still a worth a watch at the movies this season. Catch it at a cinema near you!
P.S. Thank YOU Joshua for the FREE tickets. It was super nice of you to give them to me! God bless!
Rating: 4 Stars (out of 5)