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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Terminator Salvation

"I knew it was coming. But this is not the future my mother warned me about. And in this future, I don't know if we can win this war."
Since Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial kickoff of summer, I thought it was only fitting to welcome the warm weather with a blockbuster.
I've been a fan of Christian Bale since his startling turn in American Psycho and The Machinist, and most recently the latest Batman movies. Though I have yet to see the other movies (I know I know, but it was never a priority), I thought I'd take a chance and catch this newest installment in the wildly popular Terminator series.
Taken place in the year 2018, Terminator Salvation is the sequel to the franchise which follows Bale as returning character John Connor and his team of Resistance Fighters who plot to destroy the robots that have annihilated much of the earth and protect other civilians from falling under their wrath.
Much like The Dark Knight, the dialogue in Terminator is often punctuated with deeper conversations in this case that ponder what would happen if robots were to actually take over the planet one day and the question of humans and robots being able to coexist. More importantly, especially for you action junkies, the special effects were pretty cool. But I felt there was something missing from this movie that I can't quite put my fingers on. It was good, but not great.

My rating: B


LaLa said...

You KNOW how hyped I was at this movie. I have seen the other installments (I'll be BACK!) and what impressed me the most about this flick was the ability for those who haven't to still enjoy it. I think the element you might be referring to Candice is not a missing one, yet TOO much. I feel like this movie was SOOO jammed packed, that we lost out on plot development, in all areas save action. All in all though...a GREAT watch!

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