All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether Wright has come from the future or the past -- and whether he's friend or foe.
|Release Date||:||May 20, 2009|
|Genres||:||Drama, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction|
|Production Company||:||Columbia Pictures, The Halcyon Company, Wonderland Sound and Vision, Warner Bros.|
|Production Countries||:||Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Writers||:||John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris, Steven E. Gordon|
|Casts||:||Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Bryce Dallas Howard, Helena Bonham Carter, Common, Roland Kickinger, Michael Ironside, Jane Alexander, Chris Browning, Chris Ashworth, Jadagrace, David Midthunder|
|Plot Keywords||:||saving the world, artificial intelligence, prophecy, san francisco, cyborg, killer robot, gas station, machinegun, post-apocalypse, army, firearm, revelation (book), twist in the end, wartime, los angeles|
I have watched the terminator series, the movies are quite good. Terminator Salvation is the fourth in the series. One thing that disappoints is that there is no main terminator that goes killing humans like in Terminator 2. MCG, the director, did a great job especially creating the gritty and tough world. MCG proves that he can go from comedic action with stunts to loud whizz-bang and gritty action. But his story pretty much stays the same. His movies have always been a mindless thrill ride. That is Terminator Salvation.
The story: It is the year 2018. John Connor has grown up to a bat-man-like with tough voice. He is serious and leads a team to destroy terminators and Skynet. There is one mysterious guy named Marcus who does not know why he is in the year 2018. Can Connor trust him? There will be some mild twists. The action starts with a bang. Explosions, chase scenes and one-to-one fights scenes with terminators. They are intense. There were times that made my heart pounded like scenes where MCG aimlessly put loud music in almost silent parts. The music is good but not as epic as the past movies like Terminator 2.
Overall: It is a mindless action movie where almost all of the characters have only one goal in mind. Action is good and intense with explosions. Terminators' fans will definitely flock the cinema to see whether it is worthy to be in the name of terminator. MCG's fans will be proud that he has done a good job. Whether it is not like a terminator film, it will still be included in the terminator series. There may be a sequel or not...