Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation

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Terminator Salvation

Here it is: the eagerly anticipated fourth chapter of one of movies' great sci-fi sagas. Christian Bale stars as an older John Connor who becomes the leader of the human resistance in their battle against the Skynet robots in post-apocalyptic 2018. He must save the life of Kyle Reese (Star Trek's Anton Yelchin), whom he will eventually send back in time to the day-glo '80s to protect his mother, Sarah Connor. A spanner in the works appears in the form of Aussie actor Sam Worthington as a death-row escapee, Marcus Wright – the man is not all he seems. Directed by the curiously-named McG, of Charlie's Angels fame.

2009114 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

McG McMesses with McTerminator

McG gave us Charlie's Angels and Charlie's Angels 2... so my expectations were lower than Bilbo Baggins' balls. Anyway, like Terminator 3 it plales in comparison to Cameron's T1 and the sheer genius of T2. Still, a great helicopter crash sequence and some nice action set pieces and post-apocolypse set dressing. Oh yes, and without it we'd never have that...

2.0
0

Dont mess with originals

The only thing good about it is Christian Bale and the seeing Arnie as a Terminator

2.0
0

not what i expected

I dont think it was that good at all,some parts of the movie looked like you were watching a playstation game,It is by far the worst terminator out of the 4 Films,it had really good Special effects and Some action scenes,But just wasnt good enough to be a Terminator Film.

2.0
0

Ho Hum

This movie gets three stars on the merits of the special effects and some of the action, but the storyline is pretty weak, the script and dialogue are low-rent, and the acting, even from the headline stars, is as wooden as a collection of popsicle sticks. Worth going to see if you like great effects but can cope with crap-everything-else.

3.0
0

Got milk?

Ouch! It could have been dark and miserable, it chose to be fast and furious. I would like to believe Nolan, Fincher or Jeunet would have given T4 a reason to resurrect the franchise. My biggest issue with T4 is that it struggles to impress even at a basic visual level. Starting with the non-stop high octane action. They are excellent but too many....

3.0
0

"Hasta la vista baby"

you know that feeling that you have walking out after paying $16 to see shite like this....that sums up this film. bale is not wearing a cape and mask in this one...but he still acts like he's in gotham and christopher nolan hasn't yelled cut yet. why go with mcg{most lycrappy godawful}-stick to the 'b' grade stuff. as a studio head why wouldnt you put...

1.0
0

Don't expect too much

I thought this film lacked a good story line and didn't flow very well. Overall it was mainly action and fight scenes with little character performances. A major departure from the 1st and 2nd unstallments.

2.0
0

Wait and see...

It would be good to go back to the original dark and gloom mood of the first movie. (just like Batman did recently) Christian Bale is probably a good choice but the Director and Writers background is a bit of a worry. The terminator is meant to scare and terminate innocent beings while showing no remorse or human pity. As far as I am concerned T1 was the...

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Variety

Variety

press

Darker, grimmer and more stylistically single-minded than its two relatively giddy predecessors, Terminator Salvation boasts the kind of singular vision that distinguished the James Cameron original, the full-throttle kinetics of "Speed" and an old-fashioned regard for human (and humanoid) heroics.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

The Terminator story recharges with a post-apocalyptic jolt of energy. Frantic and full of welcome ties to the past, it also ploughs new ground with purpose. Fingers crossed McG will follow Cameron’s lead and serve up a worthy sequel…

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It parades neither the egghead aspirations of "Star Trek" nor the thick-skulled pretensions of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," but instead feels both comfortable with its limitations and justly proud of its accomplishments.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Most of the running time is occupied by action sequences, chase sequences, motorcycle sequences, plow-truck sequences, helicopter sequences, fighter-plane sequences, towering android sequences and fistfights. It gives you all the pleasure of a video game without the bother of having to play it.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A less than satisfying reboot of the cyborg franchise.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

he cheesy Hollywood ending in T4 will have many a fan squirming in their seats begging for Arnie to come on home, all is forgiven.

But if you’re prepared to live with that, and simply just fancy a hard-fought war on the machines action flick, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into there.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

If you're a "Terminator" fan, though, "Salvation" is mostly worth it. The machines are mindless, yes, but there are enough pyrotechnics and heavy artillery to feel like Armageddon squared. And when the story starts to crumble around Bale, Worthington is there to pick up the pieces.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

In Arnold's absence, an important ingredient of the "Terminator" iconography -- namely, the fun factor -- is in short supply.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

McG has sparked a moribund franchise back to life, giving fans the post-apocalyptic action they’ve been craving since they first saw a metal foot crush a human skull two decades ago.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Terminator Salvation is that rare beast: a very dumb film that takes itself seriously, and gets away with it. Bravo.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Darker, grimmer and more stylistically single-minded than its two relatively giddy predecessors, Terminator Salvation boasts the kind of singular vision that distinguished the James Cameron original, the full-throttle kinetics of "Speed" and an old-fashioned regard for human (and humanoid) heroics.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The Terminator story recharges with a post-apocalyptic jolt of energy. Frantic and full of welcome ties to the past, it also ploughs new ground with purpose. Fingers crossed McG will follow Cameron’s lead and serve up a worthy sequel…

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It parades neither the egghead aspirations of "Star Trek" nor the thick-skulled pretensions of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," but instead feels both comfortable with its limitations and justly proud of its accomplishments.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Most of the running time is occupied by action sequences, chase sequences, motorcycle sequences, plow-truck sequences, helicopter sequences, fighter-plane sequences, towering android sequences and fistfights. It gives you all the pleasure of a video game without the bother of having to play it.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A less than satisfying reboot of the cyborg franchise.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

he cheesy Hollywood ending in T4 will have many a fan squirming in their seats begging for Arnie to come on home, all is forgiven.

But if you’re prepared to live with that, and simply just fancy a hard-fought war on the machines action flick, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into there.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

If you're a "Terminator" fan, though, "Salvation" is mostly worth it. The machines are mindless, yes, but there are enough pyrotechnics and heavy artillery to feel like Armageddon squared. And when the story starts to crumble around Bale, Worthington is there to pick up the pieces.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

In Arnold's absence, an important ingredient of the "Terminator" iconography -- namely, the fun factor -- is in short supply.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

McG has sparked a moribund franchise back to life, giving fans the post-apocalyptic action they’ve been craving since they first saw a metal foot crush a human skull two decades ago.

0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Terminator Salvation is that rare beast: a very dumb film that takes itself seriously, and gets away with it. Bravo.

4.0
0

McG McMesses with McTerminator

McG gave us Charlie's Angels and Charlie's Angels 2... so my expectations were lower than Bilbo Baggins' balls. Anyway, like Terminator 3 it plales in comparison to Cameron's T1 and the sheer genius of T2. Still, a great helicopter crash sequence and some nice action set pieces and post-apocolypse set dressing. Oh yes, and without it we'd never have that...

2.0
0

Dont mess with originals

The only thing good about it is Christian Bale and the seeing Arnie as a Terminator

2.0
0

not what i expected

I dont think it was that good at all,some parts of the movie looked like you were watching a playstation game,It is by far the worst terminator out of the 4 Films,it had really good Special effects and Some action scenes,But just wasnt good enough to be a Terminator Film.

2.0
0

Ho Hum

This movie gets three stars on the merits of the special effects and some of the action, but the storyline is pretty weak, the script and dialogue are low-rent, and the acting, even from the headline stars, is as wooden as a collection of popsicle sticks. Worth going to see if you like great effects but can cope with crap-everything-else.

3.0
0

Got milk?

Ouch! It could have been dark and miserable, it chose to be fast and furious. I would like to believe Nolan, Fincher or Jeunet would have given T4 a reason to resurrect the franchise. My biggest issue with T4 is that it struggles to impress even at a basic visual level. Starting with the non-stop high octane action. They are excellent but too many....

3.0
0

"Hasta la vista baby"

you know that feeling that you have walking out after paying $16 to see shite like this....that sums up this film. bale is not wearing a cape and mask in this one...but he still acts like he's in gotham and christopher nolan hasn't yelled cut yet. why go with mcg{most lycrappy godawful}-stick to the 'b' grade stuff. as a studio head why wouldnt you put...

1.0
0

Don't expect too much

I thought this film lacked a good story line and didn't flow very well. Overall it was mainly action and fight scenes with little character performances. A major departure from the 1st and 2nd unstallments.

2.0
0

Wait and see...

It would be good to go back to the original dark and gloom mood of the first movie. (just like Batman did recently) Christian Bale is probably a good choice but the Director and Writers background is a bit of a worry. The terminator is meant to scare and terminate innocent beings while showing no remorse or human pity. As far as I am concerned T1 was the...

0