Terminator Salvation Review
“If Your Reading This Review, Then You Are The Resistance.”
May 21st, 2009
If tomorrow is my last day on this planet, if tomorrow the world is blown to bits, if there is no tomorrow, I will be very much pleased because I just saw one of the greatest movies of all time. I must admit when i heard that there was a Terminator 4 in the works my stomach ached in all kinds of agony. Then it just started to get worse and worse, from having the guy who did Charlie Angels take over this and the most hurtful thing which was having it PG-13. I actually went into this movie so hyped up, where I knew I wouldn't be pleased so that i can think nothing but bad things about this movie, but even still, all of those expectations were just blown away. This movie is fantastic.
As much as I loved this film, I'm still not a Mcg believer. Christian Bale and Sam Worthington, whom both i believe really put more into this film than the director, were both phenomenal in this movie. The made you care about the characters. Of course it's not the best Terminator. The first and second will always be magnificent, and it's way better than the third, but still there's no way you can be a Terminator fan and not give this movie a thumbs up. What makes this movie even more mind blowing is that it gives Terminator 3 some importance. I believe if there was no third terminator film, and they did this after T2, I know I would not have these same great feelings about this film as i do now. Also, for those of you worried about the PG-13 rating like I was, don't worry. You'll watch this and it won't even cross your mind. Now there were two tiny problems I had with this movie, which were the frivolous tossing of memorable Terminator lines. I know they were used in all three but in this they just didn't have anything behind them. Oh yeah and this just proves that you can't do a remake to Total Recall, which I'm hearing is being done. When Bale said the line 'I'll be back', people in the theater were sucking there tongues, laughing, and saying 'oh please'. If those lines are first said by Arnold, who can get away with saying anything, then your fucked. Secondly, the Arnold-faced robot looked like a fucking video game face. It was terrible. The good thing was that it didn't stay on long, so don't worry.
Finally, we have a modern day style post apocalyptic movie that doesn't rip off any of the old favorites like Mad Max and others, which two movies are known for doing, which are Resident Evil 3, that rip off Mad Max and Doomsday, that rip off every Mad Max movie, plus Escape from New York. Terminator Salvation has it's own style. After this, I plan on seeing more movies that are inspired by this to make more of these modern post apocalyptic.
Warning-Warning-Warning: This is a smart robot movie. I repeat: This is a smart robot movie. Terminator Salvation's action scenes are all wrapped up into this trilogy plot. It has purpose. Now, if you don't like smart robot movies, and instead you dumbass shit with pointless action with dumb robots, then this is not the movie for you. You know what. Just save your money and wait for Transformers 2 Revenge of the Shitty, which has no real plot, and in the action scenes with the robots you can't tell who's who. Heed my Warning. The Future is Now.