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Terminator Salvation (Director's Cut) (2009)

A movie directed by Joseph McGinty

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Mid Night Movies Vol. 3 Terminator Salvation

  • May 28, 2009
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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 Tarentino, or Micheal Bay. Not to trash McG (Joseph McGinty Nichol) but dude obviously airballed this movie for me to crash in the first hour of a ACTION flick. It makes me wonder what he has changed in his process since his great work on the Fastlane, Charlies Angels & We Are Marshall. Hopefully ill get a chance to see this again(for the first time) but until then....

 Midnight Movies & Nachos Vol 4.:  UP

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May 28, 2009
WOW, I've been looking forward to seeing this movie and remember how we were bitching that it wasn't out on IMAX? Prob a good thing now, since you fell asleep. My fave is #2 and I think I watched it 50 million times because my best friend at the time had the BIGGEST crush on Edward Furlong lol...thanks for another in the series of Midnight Movies and Nachos!
May 28, 2009
Thanks for the love DJ. I know we were really stoked about seeing this too hopefully UP will be very entertaining and i heard that its in DISNEY 3-D!!!
May 28, 2009
I am not hard to please. It's very easy to please me especially when it comes to movies. Maybe part of my views on this flick is due to growing up seeing the original and me falling asleep during this one. For the record i saw this one @ 830 or something like that and i was fully energized.
May 28, 2009
A negative 2? Wow. That's the lowest yet. I've seen some 4s on this flick, but most are coming in at 3.5. I guess some people are just easier to please than others.
June 01, 2009
Yea i guess so Queen. I think i take movies too seriously some times especially when I'm frothing at the mouth to go see it.
June 01, 2009
That's what happened to me and Sam Raimi's DRAG ME TO HELL. I'm such a fan of his work and the EVIL DEAD movies in particular that I was very excited about his return to horror. I really tried to keep my expectations low, and the film was okay. But I wanted more than okay, and when I saw everyone else going nuts over it I just had to give it a more realistic review and rating.
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review by . February 27, 2011
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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
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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 …
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
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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
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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?
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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 John Connor (Christian Bale) as he grapples with both murderous robots and his superiors in the resistance, who aren't sure they believe the prophecies that Connor is destined to save humanity. Into the midst of this struggle tumbles Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington, who would later star in James Cameron'sAvatar); the last thing he remembers was being executed in prison decades before. Baffled, he falls into company with Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin,Star Trek) and a mute little girl, who soon get captured--but Wright then meets and bonds with Blair Williams (Moon Bloodgood,Eight Below), a resistance fighter who remains loyal to the confused Wright even though Connor suspects he's not what he seems--or what he believes himself to be.Terminator Salvationisn't the astonishing synthesis of action and feeling that eitherThe TerminatororT2were; the plot threads are poorly woven and fray completely in the last third of the movie. Despite this,Terminator Salvationhas at least two skillfully orchestrated action sequences that will get your heart racing, and Worthington’s beguiling mixture of toughness and vulnerability gives his relationship with Bloodgood a genuine pulse. It's imperfect, but compared ...
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Director: McG
DVD Release Date: December 1, 2009
Runtime: 117 minutes
Studio: Warner Home Video
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