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.
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BY Andrew Hedley Flicks Writer
An undercooked story is made passable by some truly impressive production design and slick effects/animatronics. Fans of the series will be dismayed at how little this weak entry adds to the canon – plot holes the size of California and a troupe of boring characters don’t help its plight – but Terminator Salvation is loud, intense and pompous enough to be a certified blockbuster.... More
Director McG (of Charlie’s Angels fame) and his team have created a grim, joyless, post-apocalyptic wasteland. It’s a nightmarish vision of cold robotic evil hunting down and killing humans – there’s sort of a Mad Max oil-soaked vibe, all grimy and discoloured. Action keeps coming in a never-ending barrage of chaos, with ear-splitting sound effects cranked up to a brain-exploding intensity.
Without a definitive lead character to follow (Bale’s John Connor is nothing more than a gravelly-voiced douche), the non-story is thrown to the wind. Nothing makes any logical sense in the time travelling world already set up and the ending is the narrative equivalent of a fade-out.
So with no tension, no stakes and no satisfying outcome, what makes this worth seeing? I liked the pace, plus the fact that stuff blows up every 3.5 seconds should be enough for most. There’s clearly a sequel coming, but rather than charge our batteries for further adventures, Terminator Salvation begs for the series to be switched off.Hide
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BY adamatdramatrain superstar
Did I mention McG directed this?Hide
The terminator knows this, and so it gives them the sense of false hope, eg: the... More signal. I'm just hoping the sequel fills the gaps and end it nicely. If it doesn't, then I am going to say "it has plot-holes you can drive a drive through".Hide
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