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Film Review: Terminator Salvation

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”)


Report: “Terminator Salvation” didn’t do well in the box office and it’s no surprise!!!

“Terminator Salvation” only made $43.0 million this Memorial Day weekend, while Ben Stiller’s sequel to “Night at the Museum” makes even more.

More on it here:


It’s no surprise to me. I guess the only reason that Terminator didn’t do well in the box office is that simply….no Arnold Schwarzenegger in the leading role.

If Arnold starred the leading role in this film throughout, then it would be a gaurunteed box office record breaking smash, no matter how bad the storyline is.

This is just proof that Terminator can not be successful without Arny. When Arny gets done being governor, lets hope he does the smart thing, get back into shape with his fat body, agree to star in “Terminator 5” so he can save the franchise.

I am agreeing with everyone else, that I can’t see a Terminator movie without Arny. I’ll still see “Terminator Salvation” this week sure, hopefully either tonight or tomorrow.


Report: Schwarzenegger talks “Terminator Salvation” cameo, hints at returning to acting after he’s through with being governor…

The Governator speaks on his “Terminator Salvation” cameo, he says he’ll only be in the movie very briefly, and also says that Arnold himself, will actually not be in it, his cameo will be computerized aka CGI.

The good news is, that Schwarzenegger hints at returning to acting in Hollywood full time after he’s finished with his governor of Californy-ah run. He also hinted that he is interested in returning as the leading role for Terminator 5.

More on it here:



Confirmed: Arnold has a cameo in “Terminator Salvation”…

Actor Terry Crews who is currently in Brazil filming, “The Expendables” with Stallone, confirmed the news that Arnold Schwarzenegger has a cameo in the new, “Terminator Salvation”. For the longest time, McG and the other cast and crew of the film has been pretty secretive about it. It looks like McG gave Terry Crews the permission to break out the news. There were talks on whether or not, Arnold will appear in “Terminator Salvation” in CGI or live in person, Terry says, he doesn’t know how Arnold will be in it.

He also revealed the news that Terry will be filming in the same scene with Arnold for Stallone’s new movie, “The Expendables”, filming right now. Terry and Arnold already worked together in the sci fi action adventure, “The 6th Day”.

MTV Movies Blog reports:



Cool Video: New “Terminator: Salvation” trailer with a lot more footage…

Very cool, “Terminator: Salvation” trailer here. Looks amazing, I’m dying to see this flick now. You see, just because McG did the first two “Charlie’s Angels” movies, does not mean he will ruin Terminator. 🙂 I think McG is a fine film maker. I actually enjoy the two “Charlie’s Angels” flicks too.

Enjoy the new T-4 trailer here:


Definitely looking forward to this one.


Report: Linda Hamilton in negotiations with McG to reprise role as Sarah Connor for “Terminator Salvation” but as voice over only…

More great news, Linda Hamilton who played Sarah Connor in the first two Terminator films, just might return to the fourth installment to reprise her iconic role, in McG’s “Terminator: Salvation”. Only thing is though, Linda herself won’t be appearing on screen at all, she’s only doing voice overs. As in, telling the story of her son John Connor.

From MTV Movies Blog:


Hopefully Linda will agree to do it. I remember over the years, she made a vow that she wouldn’t do another Terminator movie without Jimmy Cameron. Maybe she changed her mind somehow?

If they can’t get her, maybe McG will go after Lena Headey from the “Sarah Connor Chronicles” TV show?


BREAKING NEWS: McG finally confirms Arnold appearance in “Terminator: Salvation” at NY Comic Conn!!!!

FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!! While everyone knew that Arnold will possibly be in the new “Terminator: Salvation” flick, McG announced at the NY Comic Con, that Arnold as the Terminator will indeed have a small role. Arnold as the Terminator will be in action too. Ever since T-4 has been announced, McG kept quiet on the Arnold cameo, I guess he figures the NY Comic Con is the perfect time to confirm the news.

MTV Movies Blog reports:


Hopefully when Arnold is done being governor, he’ll agree to return to the leading roles in Terminator 5 and 6.

During the Christian Bale tirade, maybe this was the emotional scene they were talking about, it was the Arnold cameo that caused Christian and the film makers to flip out.


Report: McG speaks on the Christian Bale tirade at NY Comic Con!!!

At the NY Comic Con, McG, the director of “Terminator: Salvation” did a Q&A session with Terminator fans at the convention. Of course, he was asked about the Christian Bale controversy.

McG explains the incident was taking out of context, he also says that entire film crew were fired up, not just Christian. They were all angry, pissed off, and stressed out after long hours of work.

That’s the name of the game in film making folks. At the end of the discussion, McG, heard the Christian Bale remixes in youtube and said they were pretty hot, with a crowd cheer after.

More on it here:


In my opinion, Christian didn’t need to apologize publicily. I think he only did it ’cause he was nervous that his tirade were going to turn off “Terminator” fans and he was worried that the film would flop because of the tirade. Trust me, with this being a “Terminator” film, everyone will see it anyway ’cause it’s Terminator. So Christian don’t have anything to worry about the film bombing ’cause of his temper.

We all have tempers. Everyone has ’em once in a while. Even I do sometimes. That’s how this world works. There are assholes everywhere in this society. So please people, get over Christian’s tirade ’cause there are more important things in life to worry about.


BREAKING NEWS: Christian Bale finally speaks on “Terminator” tirade, admits he was wrong…

Well, there you have it folks, the Bruce Wayne/John Connor star, Christian Bale, speaks out to a radio interview on KROQ with DJ’s Kevin and Bean, after his temper tantrum on “Terminator: Salvation” have been leaked to the web. This is the first time Christian Bale spoke publicily about his tirade.

In this audio interview, Bale seems happy, upbeat, and he’s very polite on the interview, him laughing and joking, everything. Christian says him and Shane Hurlbut are all good and cool now, as they resolved things after the tirade. He admits he was an asshole and a punk, he admits he was totally wrong and regrets everything he did.

Christian asks Terminator fans to still go see this movie and not let his tirade overshadow this. Meaning, he doesn’t want his tirade to turn Terminator fans off from seeing the film.

The reason for the tirade was that I’ve been saying in the blog for a while now, he’s been so busy and been stressed out with work. He also says he was playing an intense, and emotional scene around that time, that also caused him to go in a rage. He admits he was out of line and took it too far. He also says he’ll let people make fun of him and hate him all they want ’cause he says he completely deserves it.

Listen to the audio interview here:


I forgive Christian. He made a mistake. Everyone makes them. You have to learn from your mistakes and move forward in life, that’s what Christian did.

People get mad on jobs in every day lives, it’s part of life.

I’ll still go see “Terminator: Salvation” ’cause the film looks amazing. I don’t see “Terminator: Salvation” bombing ’cause of Christian’s tirade. The movie will be a box office smash ’cause it’s a Terminator movie and they are always a hit.

Christian seems like a cool guy.