Terminator Salvation

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The future. Many of us wonder what is in store for us all years from now. What if you knew something horrible was going to happen, not only to you, but to the entire human race, and you knew that you would have to change it. Well when that time comes for many of us, we are uncertain as to what we have to do. What we expect doesn’t always turn out the way it should, Just like in the 2009 release of McG’s “Terminator Salvation.”


Written by John Brancato & Michael Ferris (yes the same two that wrote the HORRIBLE “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”) the dialogue was pretty standard and basic here. All of the long sequences flowed well and barely lagged at all. As far as the acting goes, I was really surprised by it in this one. First and foremost a big shout out to Christian Bale, who played John Conner- the battered and worn soldier fighting against Skynet. he really keyed in on this role and delivered a superb job. Not to chop down Bale’s accomplishments, the best two actors in my eyes were Sam Worthington and Anton Yelchin. Worthington is this films Heath Ledger, he stole the show, and Yelchin hit the bull’s-eye on playing a younger Kyle Reese, kudos to them both.


One of the best things about the film was the plot. The time that we FINALLY get to witness for ourselves the war against the machines, and not only a few minutes in a flashback, no we are finally here. I’m really happy that this new trilogy is going in this direction, we need to see the events foretold in the first three films, but in the future time. I really thought since there is two more films that this served as an EXCELLENT opening film.


The music worked very very well in this film. It REALLY helped set the tone for each and every scene and it pays off greatly. The fact that “You Could Be Mine” by Guns N’ Roses made another appearance in this series was enough for me to talk good about the music!


Overall this film continues the line of good strong summer hits. Was it perfect? No. Was it horrible and degrading like many critics are saying it is? HELL no. this film works on the Terminator mythology and promises only to continue it until it is all over, and the war is FINALLY over. Kudos to the plot, Sam Worthington, and Anton Yelchin.

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DEF. see this film!! You don’t want to miss it!!!


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