Movie Review Terminator Salvation

Anticipating the latest addition to the Terminator franchise, I was excited to go to the theater on Memorial Day weekend to watch Terminator: Salvation. They should have terminated the franchise after viewing the script for this one. Salvation is a made-for-TV version of a once iconic series. No one should have to pay to see this movie. The plot is o.k., the action is poor, and the graphics are average, at best.

Most of the film was shot in the dark and the two main characters were too similar in appearance. The guys who played John Connor and Marcus Wright could have been brothers–it was often difficult to tell them apart. Props to Anton Yelchin who played Kyle Reese–the best reason to watch this movie–a believable character with enthusiasm and charisma.

Basically, the story is about a guy who is mostly man but part machine who comes on the scene to help the resistance destroy the machines’ North American headquarters. The humans are skeptical of him when they find out what he is made of. He is either their savior or their nemesis in disguise. A decent movie, but not worthy of the big screen.

Two out of five stars.

Published in: on May 24, 2009 at 12:43 pm  Leave a Comment  
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