Starring: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Helena Bonham Carter, Moon Bloodgood
Directed by: McG
Yep, so I finally went and saw “Terminator Salvation” on this great day of Memorial Day this afternoon. Here is my review…
Plot/synopsis: This is a prequel set in the future, the story set before the earlier Terminator films if this makes sense. In, “Terminator Salvation” it is set in the year 2018. A full grown John Connor is on a mission in a resistance group, to stop the terminator machines against Skynet from creating the blast, known as “Judgement Day” (a nuclear blast the machines use to eliminate humans off of planet Earth). Connor teams up with another terminator machine named Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) to battle against these machines, while a young Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) joins to help ’em.
It wasn’t all that bad as I thought it would be. It was a pretty fun and exciting movie, just like a typical Terminator movie. The action was fun and exciting. It was good sci fi, it reminded me of “Mad Max: The Road Warrior”.
I thought Sam Worthington made a badass Terminator machine, he was great. Anton Yelchin was a great choice for a young Kyle Reese ’cause Anton looks like a young Michael Biehn.
The Arnold appearance was really cool, although I wish they gave him just a little more screen time. Even though it was a CGI Arnold, I’m glad they gave him some action like Terminator fans would want.
McG did a good job staying true to the earlier Terminator flicks. It ain’t the best Terminator movie but I did like it. I thought it was a pretty good one. The most I was impressed with the movie is the sounds effects, this movie is going to sound awesome on a 5.1 Surround Sound system.
I’m glad to hear Linda Hamilton’s voice overs in the flick too. McG did a good job making a Terminator movie but there could be more improvements. Hopefully Arny will agree to return as the leading role for T5 when his governor run is over.
Score for “Terminator Salvation”: *** (3 stars as in “good”)