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Terminator Salvation

61 Ratings: 2.0
A movie directed by Joseph McGinty

Terminator Salvationrestores some of the balance of huge freakin' explosions and emotionally compelling plot to theTerminatorseries. Set entirely after the nuclear assault that left the computer system Skynet in control of the world,Terminator Salvationfollows … see full wiki

Director: McG
20 reviews about Terminator Salvation
review by . February 27, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Be forewarned - I didn't like it. Why - we'll get to in a minute but first: I don't hate all movies. I don't even hate all "modern" science fiction" movies.? But since I hated Charlies Angels, its probably safe to say that I do hate all MCG movies. I like a good science fiction film. I'll even give props to SF films that aren't 100% good; in fact, considering some of the flicks I do like, my standards are pretty low. But not so low as to include this abomination. …
review by . May 23, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
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Hollywood has a habit of rebooting successful franchises, and it seems like the next one on the list is James Cameron's "Terminator" franchise. I have always wondered how the futuristic apocalyptic world of this sci-fi franchise would look like and as to how humans are able to survive and keep a "resistance". Having the rare distinction of being both a prequel and a sequel, "TERMINATOR SALVATION" attempts to give us that vision. The film pretty much takes off after …
review by . December 11, 2009
A Futuristic Action Romp in the Terminator Mythos
   I’ve been a fan of the Terminator series for as long as there’s been a Terminator series and at the conclusion of each of the films there’s been a steady theme to my wonderment: When is John Connor going to fulfill his destiny as the savior of humanity? Unfortunately, my near-famous question remains unanswered once more in Terminator Salvation but before we get into all that, let’s explore the nitty-gritty, shall we?   The film represents the fourth …
review by . December 10, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
I've been a fan of the Terminator series for as long as there's been a Terminator series and at the conclusion of each of the films there's been a steady theme to my wonderment: When is John Connor going to fulfill his destiny as the savior of humanity? Unfortunately, my near-famous question remains unanswered once more in Terminator Salvation but before we get into all that, let's explore the nitty-gritty, shall we?    The film represents the fourth full-length motion picture …
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
i thaught that it was a good movie. full of suppence and action. i think the end was the best part.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This movie had more heart than the others in the series. The end is the best part to me.
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Unfortunately it was not the final terminator movies, but oddly enough it was almost a prequel to the others.
review by . December 21, 2009
I wouldn't hate this film as much if it didn't follow on the heels of two of the best films ever made. I'll admit that a couple of the early publicity photos piqued my interest, like this one...            ... which seemed to indicate some thought had gone into what Future War actually looks like. But then I reminded myself that this is directed by someone who calls himself "McG" (passport and drivers license, please) and whose string of directing …
review by . May 22, 2009
I'm really surprised to see how the Terminator franchise continually gets trashed by different directors. James Cameron's original premise sets up one of the greatest movie villains of all time against a hero with one of the biggest challenges of all time, and never lets go of its audience, creating a suspenseful sci-fi/horror story that's really second to none. Yet after the first two films, it's gone downhill from there.  Undoubtedly the special effects are the star of this film, with …
Quick Tip by . February 19, 2010
I thought everyone was killed at the end of Terminator 3. Oh well, I guess not. Good action w/ an actual plot. Go w/ me if you want to live.
review by . June 03, 2009
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There are going to be a lot of purists for the original films who are not going to have a lot of good things to say about this film...including James Cameron.  As much as I am a "child of the times" and enjoy originals just the way they are, reboots are a great thing to re-ignite some dying franchises.  Part of what makes Terminator so great is all of its time paradoxes.  You can do anything with this great franchise, something that late Sarah Connor Chronicles proved.  What …
Quick Tip by . December 14, 2009
I generally enjoyed this movie. But I don't understand why the Terminators throw humans instead of smashing their heads. Poor programming?
review by . November 29, 2009
A good idea and set up gone sour by bad production values...
While T-3 nearly failed at giving a  good look at the near-end of Humanity by SKYNET It did succeed, barely, and that is saying something. McG's "Terminator Salvation"  delivers the beginning of the end of the war for  Earth  and the survival of mankind. But while this is what Terminator fans have been waiting for for almost twenty-five years  it falters on many levels and  almost falls flat on it's face when it needs to stand strong, but none the less  …
review by . June 02, 2009
"Terminator Salvation" is one of the best examples of a film that was never meant to have any more or less heart then was required of it. Let me explain: The original Terminator films by James Cameron were movies about ideas. Yeah, they were horribly convoluted ideas that might not hold up to scrutiny, but they were about ideas none-the-less. Like "Back To The Future" they toyed with the idea of time travel, and by that token they also dealt with the idea of "cause and effect." They were action …
review by . May 25, 2009
Out of 8 people who I watched this movie with - only myself and another person really liked this movie.  Couple people really did not like it, and a few were in the middle...I was so excited to see Terminator Salvation until the week of its opening where it got annihilated by reviews.  Scoring 25% on Rotten Tomatoes at the time I saw the film, I was expecting this movie to be awful.  Not to mention the fact that McG the director of Charlie's Angels 1+2 was at the helm with a script by the guys that …
review by . May 28, 2009
Ok Folks sorry about the delay on this review.     Ummmmm lets just say that after going to the theatre, getting my nachos & coke and settling into my seat i took a nice long hour and a half nap. This movie was packed with too much talk and not enough action. As a matter of a fact, thats my recurring complaint this movie season. Not enough action. So i really cant say too much about the film but maybe if we get the writers from Death Race, or let a "nutty" producer like Quentin …
review by . July 21, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
As a fan of the entire Terminator movie series, you would be forgiven for assuming that I would hate this movie. The truth is that I didn't watch this movie hoping it would match the brilliance of the original movies as I knew that simply wasn't going to happen. What we got was not a film that captured the terrifying doomsday essence of what made Cameron's two Terminator films so brilliant. We also didn't even get the cool and slick looking destruction heavy style of the third Terminator film. What …
review by . May 27, 2009
Terminator: Salvation
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Franchise films are a slippery slope for Hollywood Producers. They're an easy mark for securing funding; which is why such films can be a danger to themselves and the entire franchise. Like weekend alcohol consumption and the Police Academy movie franchise should have taught us, "know when to say when." If you don't know when to say when, have a friend to say when for you. Especially with movies. For instance, I'm sure George Lucas has a friend who intercepts that …
review by . May 28, 2009
1 was amazing and groundbreaking  2 was great and groundbreaking for its use of effects (and guns and roses songs)  3 was weak  4 was good to very good    I was a bit distracted by Bale's use of his Batman voice, but overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It kept my attention from start to finish, had great action and extremely cool visuals. From the earlier movies, I had the impression that the resistance was kind of a ragtag group. It was therefore …
review by . May 20, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Great Action, Cast, and FX     Cons: Dark Tone.     The Bottom Line: Terminator Salvation is a solid entry into the classic series.     Following up the legendary first two Terminator films was no easy task. Without series creator, James Cameron. many fans found “Terminator: Rise of the Machines” to be lacking the depth, action, and character of the earlier films.  When Director McG was announced to continue the war …
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