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2.46- random rants Fall 2002
2.47

TERMINATOR: SALVATION

Movie review by David Blackwell

 

115 minutes, rated PG-13

ASPECT RATIO:   2.35:1

STUDIO:  Warner Bros. Pictures/ The Halcyon Company/ Intermedia Films/ Lin Pictures

Theatrical RELEASE DATE:  5-21-2009

 

STARRING Christian Bale (John Connor), Sam Worthington (Marcus Wright), Moon Bloodgood (Blair Williams), Anton Yelchin (Kyle Reese), Bryce Dallas Howard (Kate Connor), Michael Ironside (General Ashdown)

WRITTEN by John D. Brancato and Michael Ferris (uncredited rewrites by Jonathan Nolan)

DIRECTED by McG

It is 2018 and Skynet is waging war on the humans to destroy what’s left after Judgment Day.   John Connor (Bale) is viewed by some as the great leader he is supposed to be while others see him as a false prophet.   After a mission where the team Connor with is killed and only Connor survives, Connor learns that Skynet is making a move to kill him and his future father (Kyle Reese) in the next four days.  Out of the ruins of the destroyed complex arises a man who was executed back in 2003, Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington).   Marcus soon encounters Kyle in the ruins of what used to be Los Angeles.   Marcus learns about the Terminators and soon is out to protect Kyle (and a mute black girl) only to have Kyle taken away by the terminator prison transport.   Soon Marcus meets John Connor and the events are sent in motion for a plan to save Kyle (and other captured humans) that might fail.

 

TERMINATOR: SALVATION is a vast improvement over the last TERMINATOR film.  It is an action driven film that has themes about redemption and second chances.  The film refers back to the first two in the TERMINATOR series (Kyle wears the same type of shoes and has the sling shotgun, and a certain Guns and Roses song plays in one scene).   The new Terminators are cool (and a neat cameo from a certain Terminator to boot) especially the big Terminator that picks up humans to put into transports.  The film may be a little short on major character development.  However, it sets the stage for the next two films.   I look forward to those films.  I have an idea where the second film will go, but it all hinges on whether the third film can provide a satisfying conclusion.

 

This movie review is 5-22-2009 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to lord_pragmagtic@hotmail.com