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Terminator Salvation July 8, 2009

Posted by nitish krishna in Movies.
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John Connor with a Hydrobot

John Connor with a Hydrobot

Movie : Terminator Salvation

Director : McG

Starring : Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Helena Bonhom Carter

Let me be frank with you. I saw this movie only because I didn’t get tickets for the Hangover yesterday. T S was one of the most anticipated movies of the year and it is just such a big dissapointment.

If you liked the first two Terminator movies then please stay away from this one. Yes, it is as bad as they all say it is. I would put the blame entirely on McG, who previously directed the two Charlie’s Angels movies.

Some of the action scenes are stunning no doubt, but the characters seem very indifferent to whats going on. For example, Sam Worthington wakes up 15 years in the future and the only reaction he gives is a look that says “Hmmm…(looks to horizon) Hmmm…(looks pissed)”

Unlike T2 where you are rooting for Arnie and Edward Furlong, you feel no sympathy for Christian Bale. For an actor of his caliber this role performance just flat. There is no coherence in the story, Bale spends as much time fighting his superiors as he does the machines.

There are a very few scenes featuring the Terminators, which is another dissapointment. I noticed that most actors had blinding white and straight teeth, which is wierd given that Colgate stopped manufacturing toothpaste years ago. And even if there was paste available, would you really be worried about oral hygiene when there are robots running around trying to kill you?

But the ending of the movie takes the cake. It features a Sivaji-like electro resuscitation, a heart transplant in the middle of the desert and a final dialouge that says this is just the beginning.

This film is nothing but a one and a half hour ad for Ducati Bikes and Helicopter Gunships (not that you would be interested in either).

WATCH THIS FILM IF: You’re a fan of shoot-em-up type movies and don’t expect much story.

DON’T WATCH THIS FILM: If the above doesn’t apply to you.

Warning : Some violence

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1. Rapster - July 8, 2009

I agree that the movie sucked compared to the first two. But the story had some sort of coherence to the whole. And action is all people usually look for … At least americans. Only few people dissect the movie testing it for adherence to the storyline and all that.

Heart transplant in the desert was truly fantastic. I understood it being done by his wife. I dunno if that was correct. But if it is, I would like to know what a vet knows about the human body.

2. aditya v - July 8, 2009

okay. one question: who are these terminator dudes?
i saw the first two ones when i was a kid and was not really following the story.

3. nitish krishna - July 9, 2009

the terminators are the cyborg like machines that are programmed to kill humans. Arnie was a “good” terminator who tried to save humans

4. Manvi - July 13, 2009

Not in the first movie. He was a destructive cyborg in that one… He was out to kill Sarah Connor!!


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