Location: Grandview Plaza, Guangzhou China Date: July 12, 2009
Well I said I wanted to give this film a second chance, oh boy I wish I hadn’t. This was a night visit to the cinema and back to Grandview Plaza, Another full screen and before you know it the movie was starting before we even sat down Continue reading
Reviewed at : Odeon Cinemas, Braehead
Well Ive waited along to see this and I think the worse thing I did was to take note of the American reviews which where mostly negative ones, so right away the movie was on a loosing battle with me.
The film is set in 2018 a post apocalyptic earth and John Connor is now the leader of the human resistance against Skynet the whole reason on why the terminator goes back in time to present day. The opening scenes are very good, they protray earth a very gritty, depressing place to be but the cinematography is fantastic, straight into a battle to take over a skynet base and john connor walks out of the battle the only one alive, after this the movie just goes downhill. The film is just full of flaws, no plot just alot of half finished scenes, lots of holes, lots of Bale jumping around screaming like he did in batman, then there’s Sam Worthington’s character Marcus Wright. The film opens in 2003 and we see Marcus in a prison signing his life away to Helena Bonham Carter Dr Kogan and she saying its for the savior of mankind, ah right! We can guess Marcus is a murderer, but we never know how and why he did it, when we see him in 2018 he appears like out of the same place Connor appeared after the opening battle, Marcus appearance a little like the terminators in the previous films. Marcus is very mysterious you dont know much about them, though hes the tin man from wozard of oz with a heart but doesnt know how he became what he is.
I did however like the cgi and the terminators themselves and there variations and the little surprise near the end, all ill say asta la vista cgi baby (oops spoiler). Oh I forgot to say John Connor does learn from the terminator hitlist he’s no2 on their list and a teen boy called Kyle Reese, Johns father is no.1 and Marcus knows who and where Kyle is as they meet at the start of the movie. There is a few cliches from the early movies like Ill be back from John Connor, Marcus in all black like arnie and Connor playing the Guns and roses song from T2 on a old tapedeck and of course Kyle saying to Marcus “come with me if you want to live!!!”. This is a Goofs/mistakes paradise for those anoraks who want to see the mistakes, the idea had potential but it just played like one big videogame, MCG you should have finished the script, so overall film gets
2.5 of 5
Please make sure a decent director and scriptwriter is in place for Terminator 5 in 2011!!!
Well this weekends big movie for me will be Terminator 4, Terminator salvation with English actor Christian Bale (aka current Bruce Wayne) playing John Connor. Been watching the reports from stateside on this film as it was released there late May and its been getting alot of crap reviews, but this is the peoples movies blog and only critic reviews that mean anything are yours. What Ive seen from the trailers it looks ok, but you still need big arnie to make it feel like a true Terminator movie, well arnie’s best movies are the ones for this franchise,the rest are shit like his political views.
anyway Terminator Salvation is out in UK Wednesday 3 June, checkout the trailer and offical story plot
“Terminator Salvation” is set in post-apocalyptic 2018, where John Connor (Christian Bale) is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future that Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.”
taken from the films offical website: http://www.sonypictures.net/movies/terminatorsalvation/