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Count Alex's Losses
05-14-2009, 11:41 AM
ROFL

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Deberg_1990
05-14-2009, 11:53 AM
TS just doesnt look that interesting to me.

No Arnold, No Cameron, McG as the director, PG13 rating.

the whole franchise has been watered down.....

Count Alex's Losses
05-14-2009, 11:55 AM
TS just doesnt look that interesting to me.

No Arnold, No Cameron, McG as the director, PG13 rating.

the whole franchise has been watered down.....

You have to be fucking kidding me. It's future war. It's terminators running around blowing up shit, giant terminators plucking humans off the ground, terminator BIKES zipping around and killing shit, human/terminator hybrids freaking out, and last but not least, legless terminators CLAWING THEIR WAY toward their targets.

Plus, it has Christian Bale.

It's going to OWN.

notorious
05-14-2009, 12:03 PM
I flew down to Taos last year and my student and I decided to check out the Rio Grande. We found out that they were filming the new Terminator movie on the bridge over the Rio. Pretty cool watching how they do stuff.

Anyway, I hope that by getting rid of all the old characters they will be more creative this time around.

Third Eye
05-14-2009, 12:06 PM
TS just doesnt look that interesting to me.

No Arnold, No Cameron, McG as the director, PG13 rating.

the whole franchise has been watered down.....

Yeah, I don't have big hopes either. The pg13 thing really irks me. Plus, I miss the Bale of old, not the big budget Bale. I'm really hoping they surpise me.

wild1
05-14-2009, 12:25 PM
I think it looks great. definitely will see it on opening weekend.

Brock
05-14-2009, 12:28 PM
"McG"'s movies suck.

Count Alex's Losses
05-14-2009, 12:30 PM
"McG"'s movies suck.

We Are Marshall was pretty good.

Brock
05-14-2009, 12:30 PM
We Are Marshall was pretty good.

No, it sucked out loud.

Spicy McHaggis
05-14-2009, 12:35 PM
I remember loving the first two growing up but I couldn't make it through the third one. It just didn't do anything for me.

Maybe it's all the flash bang gee whiz of summer movies but I'm actually looking forward to seeing this one, hopefully it doesn't suck.

Pneuma
05-14-2009, 12:40 PM
This video wasn't leaked....just marketing...same thing happened with Dark Knight.

anywayz the pg-13 rating is totally lame...boooo

I will wait for it on DVD.

nstygma
05-14-2009, 12:42 PM
wow, 10 replies and nobody noticed?

nstygma
05-14-2009, 12:44 PM
noticed that this will be the best movie ever, that is

Deberg_1990
05-14-2009, 12:44 PM
You have to be ****ing kidding me. It's future war. It's terminators running around blowing up shit, giant terminators plucking humans off the ground, terminator BIKES zipping around and killing shit, human/terminator hybrids freaking out, and last but not least, legless terminators CLAWING THEIR WAY toward their targets.

Plus, it has Christian Bale.

It's going to OWN.

Cameron returns (finally) later this year with Avatar and will completely OWN McG.

Count Alex's Losses
05-14-2009, 12:45 PM
Cameron returns (finally) later this year with Avatar and will completely OWN McG.

Probably. That doesn't mean T4 can't be good. I liked T3.

Pants
05-14-2009, 12:47 PM
Probably. That doesn't mean T4 can't be good. I liked T3.

Let's be honest, T3 sucked balls. I will be seeing T4 as soon it comes out though, looks like a film worth going to the theater for.

Deberg_1990
05-14-2009, 12:49 PM
Probably. That doesn't mean T4 can't be good. I liked T3.


Yea, i liked T3 too. Not as good as the first two, but it was decent. The ending was ballsy as well.

I figure this new one will be on that level as well. I just think its a tired franchise, but the future war thing should be cool i guess.

Count Alex's Losses
05-14-2009, 12:54 PM
Exclusive REAL clip:

http://www.pizzahut.com/terminatorsalvation/?WT.mc_id=05012009TermiantorExclusiveFootageEmail_WatchNow

My GOD. It's like fucking Terminator, Robot Jox, Mad Max and The Matrix all rolled into one.

Movie is going to OWN.

God bless McG for getting out into real locations and shooting...the anti-Lucas.

Groves
05-14-2009, 01:05 PM
wow, 10 replies and nobody noticed?

It's like they didn't even watch it. We're getting our football info from these people? It's all starting to make sense.

Demonpenz
05-14-2009, 01:35 PM
"McG"'s movies suck.

ahem we were marshell?

Gravedigger
05-14-2009, 02:24 PM
Outside of the video being a joke, I think this one will be good, not really good or great though. T3 was really good, T2 was great, this one is made by McG which I have never seen a movie by him that was a good investment in the theaters. This one could break that trend, but he's just not a great director. He approves of the flash and flare of cinema instead of the story and essence of the film.

Of course I will forever hate him for X3: Xmen United.

Count Alex's Losses
05-14-2009, 02:27 PM
Of course I will forever hate him for X3: Xmen United.

Why?

Sure-Oz
05-14-2009, 02:32 PM
X3 sucked balls...


it was x-men on mt dew

I am excited for T4

Brock
05-14-2009, 02:36 PM
ahem we were marshell?

:clap:

Count Alex's Losses
05-14-2009, 02:36 PM
X3 sucked balls...


it was x-men on mt dew

I am excited for T4

What did McG have to do with X3?

Brock
05-14-2009, 02:40 PM
That was Brett Ratner. It's an understandable mistake.

Sure-Oz
05-14-2009, 02:44 PM
What did McG have to do with X3?

He had nothing to do with it, i just hated x3....Mcg did tv shows like Fastlane...and movies like Charlies Angels, and We are Marshall, this looks way better than that crap.

Brett Ratner demolished X3

notorious
05-14-2009, 03:14 PM
That trailer showed some pretty sweet action. It's about time that Terminator went bigger.

DaKCMan AP
05-14-2009, 03:21 PM
You have to be ****ing kidding me. It's future war. It's terminators running around blowing up shit, giant terminators plucking humans off the ground, terminator BIKES zipping around and killing shit, human/terminator hybrids freaking out, and last but not least, legless terminators CLAWING THEIR WAY toward their targets.

Plus, it has Christian Bale.

It's going to OWN.

GRRRRRRRRRRR... I'M MACHO. I LIKE MACHO MANLY WAR MOVIES WITH FIGHTER ROBOTS AND WEAPONS AND BOMBS AND BOOM!!!!!!!!!! I CANT GET A GIRL SO I NEED TO PROVE MY MACHISMO BY EXPRESSING EXTREME EXCITEMENT FOR THIS MOVIE WHILE FEIGNING DISTASTE AND CRIES OF BLASPHEMY TOWARD ANY DISSENTING OPINION. Meanwhile, I'll also daydream about Christian Bale because, y'know, he's sooo dreamy.

:rolleyes:

Count Alex's Losses
05-14-2009, 03:24 PM
Not really. I just like robots. They are cool. I'm a sucker for robots and dinosaurs. I can't recall ever NOT enjoying a movie that featured either robots or dinosaurs. And lord knows there have been some shitty robot/dinosaur movies.

The pinnacle of humanity will be a Dino Riders movie.

http://www.hgunn.com/dino_riders_site/DinoRidersSeries1Picture.gif

This also explains why I loved AT-AT Walkers so much as a child. I went nuts for AT-AT Walkers. A robot dinosaur!

http://www.stardestroyer.net/Empire/Tech/Ground/Walker3.jpg

Spott
05-14-2009, 04:13 PM
T1 was the best, T2 was OK, T3 was garbage and T4 has an incredible douche as the main character so I'm not expecting much.

Sure-Oz
05-14-2009, 04:14 PM
T1 was the best, T2 was OK, T3 was garbage and T4 has an incredible douche as the main character so I'm not expecting much.

LOL T2 was OK?

L.A. Chieffan
05-14-2009, 04:14 PM
pg 13 for terminator movie = bullshit

Count Alex's Losses
05-14-2009, 04:18 PM
T2 would be pg-13 without all the fucks...

Deberg_1990
05-14-2009, 04:19 PM
pg 13 for terminator movie = bullshit

Yippe Kay ay BAAAAM**cker

L.A. Chieffan
05-14-2009, 04:21 PM
T2 would be pg-13 without all the fucks...

fuck that, what about arnolds bum bum. and the knife in that dudes mouth. and the finger in that dudes eye. and i like fucks ok, thats what real life is fuck fuck fuckity fuck. dont fuckin turn fuckin jonas brothers on me you fucks

Count Alex's Losses
05-14-2009, 04:26 PM
fuck that, what about arnolds bum bum. and the knife in that dudes mouth. and the finger in that dudes eye. and i like fucks ok, thats what real life is fuck fuck fuckity fuck. dont fuckin turn fuckin jonas brothers on me you fucks

If you can't enjoy a movie minus profanity you lack a lobe or something.

L.A. Chieffan
05-14-2009, 04:30 PM
If you can't enjoy a movie minus profanity you lack a lobe or something.

loses a sense of reality to me. like soldiers from an apocalyptic future, their entire lives having been destroyed by nuclear holocaust, all they know is survival from human killing machines aren't gonna let an f bomb slip once in a while.

cmon dude. you know the studios do it just for the extra cash

Miles
05-14-2009, 04:33 PM
loses a sense of reality to me. like soldiers from an apocalyptic future, their entire lives having been destroyed by nuclear holocaust, all they know is survival from human killing machines aren't gonna let an f bomb slip once in a while.

cmon dude. you know the studios do it just for the extra cash

Wonder if the DVD release will add some of the language back like Die Hard 4?

Yeah the PG-13 thing is pretty damn lame but it won't make me write off something before I see it.

L.A. Chieffan
05-14-2009, 05:37 PM
Wonder if the DVD release will add some of the language back like Die Hard 4?

Yeah the PG-13 thing is pretty damn lame but it won't make me write off something before I see it.

actually im kinda stoked about seeing it. if it was R rated id probably be first in line

KcMizzou
05-14-2009, 05:44 PM
I like how he explains the joke at the very end, just in case anyone missed it.

DaneMcCloud
05-14-2009, 05:48 PM
T1 was the best, T2 was OK, T3 was garbage and T4 has an incredible douche as the main character so I'm not expecting much.

Incredible douche?

Please, do explain.

Tuckdaddy
05-14-2009, 05:53 PM
TS just doesnt look that interesting to me.

No Arnold, No Cameron, McG as the director, PG13 rating.

the whole franchise has been watered down.....


WTF? This will be the best of all of them. Christian Bale is the fugging man. Batman and now John Conner.

L.A. Chieffan
05-14-2009, 05:54 PM
WTF? This will be the best of all of them. Christian Bale is the fugging man. Batman and now John Conner.

you mean Bateman.

Count Alex's Losses
05-14-2009, 07:38 PM
loses a sense of reality to me. like soldiers from an apocalyptic future, their entire lives having been destroyed by nuclear holocaust, all they know is survival from human killing machines aren't gonna let an f bomb slip once in a while.

cmon dude. you know the studios do it just for the extra cash

Sure. But I don't really care either way. It's not going to ruin my enjoyment of the movie.

Caring how many f-bombs are in the movie is sort of like caring how many tits are in the movie.

DaneMcCloud
05-14-2009, 08:31 PM
Sure. But I don't really care either way. It's not going to ruin my enjoyment of the movie.

Caring how many f-bombs are in the movie is sort of like caring how many tits are in the movie.

And McG cut the gratuitous tits scene.

Bummer.

Moon is HOT.

Miles
05-14-2009, 09:07 PM
Sure. But I don't really care either way. It's not going to ruin my enjoyment of the movie.

Caring how many f-bombs are in the movie is sort of like caring how many tits are in the movie.

Total Recall would be missing something if the three tits it did show were cut.

Count Alex's Losses
05-14-2009, 09:11 PM
Total Recall would be missing something if the three tits it did show were cut.

I agree.

It wouldn't ruin the movie for me, though.

Sure-Oz
05-14-2009, 09:14 PM
Incredible douche?

Please, do explain.

Remember Bale is a meany and went off on an innocent dipshit on the set ;)

Bale rules

Deberg_1990
05-14-2009, 09:16 PM
Sure. But I don't really care either way. It's not going to ruin my enjoyment of the movie.

Caring how many f-bombs are in the movie is sort of like caring how many tits are in the movie.


Its more about attitude and violence.

Think about all those great action flicks from the 80s: 48 hours, First Blood, Terminator, Aliens, Predator, Aliens, Robocop, Die Hard, Untouchables, Lethal Weapon, etc....


All rated R. All would be watered down if made today.

jeffery
05-14-2009, 09:44 PM
my wife and I wont even watch a movie if it is rated "R"...NOW WHAT?
Posted via Mobile Device

kcfanXIII
05-14-2009, 10:07 PM
pg 13 for terminator movie = bullshit

this


meanwhile i found a video of claythan getting ready for... well i'm not sure what.

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i think that might be hootie picking him up

Miles
05-14-2009, 11:09 PM
my wife and I wont even watch a movie if it is rated "R"...NOW WHAT?
Posted via Mobile Device

You wouldn't care much about T4 because you haven't seen any of the other Terminator movies.

KcMizzou
05-14-2009, 11:13 PM
my wife and I wont even watch a movie if it is rated "R"...NOW WHAT?
Posted via Mobile DeviceSo, do you umm... ****?

I mean, that's gotta be beyond rated "R" right?

(I'm not sure how you do it, but still...)

Guru
05-14-2009, 11:22 PM
I'm not overly interested in this movie either. None of the trailers have really wowed me. As a matter of fact the reshowing of the motorcycle sliding all over the place to miss debris really pisses me off. I hate effects like that crap.

DaneMcCloud
05-14-2009, 11:24 PM
Remember Bale is a meany and went off on an innocent dipshit on the set ;)

Bale rules

Trust me, Shane is no innocent dipshit.

Shane's tirades are absolutely legendary in Hollywood.

DaneMcCloud
05-14-2009, 11:27 PM
I'm not overly interested in this movie either. None of the trailers have really wowed me. As a matter of fact the reshowing of the motorcycle sliding all over the place to miss debris really pisses me off. I hate effects like that crap.

I'm interested but my wife's not. So I'll probably go alone one night.

Actually, doing that will save me at least $100 dollars (movie ticket, drinks, dinner & babysitter).

We spent $124 dollars to see "Star Trek" last weekend.

KcMizzou
05-14-2009, 11:29 PM
I'm not overly interested in this movie either. None of the trailers have really wowed me. As a matter of fact the reshowing of the motorcycle sliding all over the place to miss debris really pisses me off. I hate effects like that crap.You're generally more difficult to please, than say, a guy like me, though...

When I think, "Holy shit! Sweet!" You think, "Meh... another CGI crapfest."

When I think, "I might not see it in the theater, but I'll get it on DVD!" You think, "Eh... Maybe when it hits the 5 dollar bin at Walmart."

When I think, "I'll download it!" You think, "I'll catch it edited on FX in a few years."

Gravedigger
05-14-2009, 11:48 PM
He had nothing to do with it, i just hated x3....Mcg did tv shows like Fastlane...and movies like Charlies Angels, and We are Marshall, this looks way better than that crap.

Brett Ratner demolished X3

Yeah my bad on that one, I get em confused, I know they contacted Brett Ratner when Brian Singer pulled out of the franchise to do Superman.

Here's one, I will always hate him, and my ex girlfriend, for Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

Guru
05-15-2009, 12:34 AM
You're generally more difficult to please, than say, a guy like me, though...

When I think, "Holy shit! Sweet!" You think, "Meh... another CGI crapfest."

When I think, "I might not see it in the theater, but I'll get it on DVD!" You think, "Eh... Maybe when it hits the 5 dollar bin at Walmart."

When I think, "I'll download it!" You think, "I'll catch it edited on FX in a few years."ROFL

1. you have me confused with somebody else. I don't have a problem with CGI when it is used correctly.

2. You honestly think I purchase movies from the Wally World bargain bins? Now THOSE ARE crap!

3. I would never pay money for FX.

LMAO

Count Alex's Losses
05-15-2009, 10:33 AM
Its more about attitude and violence.

Think about all those great action flicks from the 80s: 48 hours, First Blood, Terminator, Aliens, Predator, Aliens, Robocop, Die Hard, Untouchables, Lethal Weapon, etc....


All rated R. All would be watered down if made today.

I don't really agree.

The violence in those movies wasn't that over the top.

Hollywood doesn't seem to care about violence these days. As long as it doesn't have extreme gore, it's PG-13.

But throw in some tits or "fuck"...........R!

Tribal Warfare
05-15-2009, 10:47 AM
I don't really agree.

The violence in those movies wasn't that over the top.





Impaling a dude on Arnold's fist wasn't over the top and shoving a blade in the back into someone's skull is very PG-13 appropriate?

Count Alex's Losses
05-15-2009, 10:48 AM
Impaling a dude on Arnold's fist wasn't over the top and shoving a blade in the back into someone's skull is very PG-13 appropriate?

No big deal. Seriously.

You gotta be spraying blood all over the place to get an R for violence these days.

Deberg_1990
05-15-2009, 10:49 AM
Impaling a dude on Arnold's fist wasn't over the top and shoving a blade in the back into someone's skull is very PG-13 appropriate?

I guess Robocop and 48 hours were nice family flicks too.

Deberg_1990
05-15-2009, 10:50 AM
No big deal. Seriously.

You gotta be spraying blood all over the place to get an R for violence these days.

I look forward to Tarantinos "Inglorious Bastards" in all its R rated glory.

Count Alex's Losses
05-15-2009, 10:50 AM
See, the scene where Murphy gets filled full of holes...that's R-level violence. Blood EVERYWHERE.

There's nothing like that in Terminator 2.

Tribal Warfare
05-15-2009, 10:54 AM
No big deal. Seriously.

You gotta be spraying blood all over the place to get an R for violence these days.

NSFW

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in french but you get the point

notorious
05-15-2009, 11:05 AM
Gore and Using 2 F-Bombs get you the R-Rating. You can have Nudity in every scene and it will still be PG to PG-13, depending on what kind of nudity is shown.

CG sucks balls in movies if it is trying to re-create something we see every day. For Sci-Fi and Fantasy CG works because our brains don't know what it's supposed to look like.

Count Alex's Losses
05-19-2009, 12:10 PM
Apparently it fucking sucks. 22%

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/terminator_salvation/

Sure-Oz
05-19-2009, 12:40 PM
2 fresh reviews 8 rotten so far....20% on RT....man i hope this movie doesn't suck

The hype has been epic atleast for me

I'll still see it

Frazod
05-19-2009, 01:57 PM
No big deal. Seriously.

You gotta be spraying blood all over the place to get an R for violence these days.

Your average episode of CSI or Bones has as much friggin gore as a 70s horror movie. Back in the day, you knew Quincy was doing some nasty shit to the corpse on the autospy table, but now you actually see them saw the skull apart and pull out the brain in one continuous shot, and it looks real. I honestly don't know how they get away with some of that shit.

L.A. Chieffan
05-19-2009, 02:45 PM
i hope the ride at magic mountain is cool even if the movie sux

Brock
05-19-2009, 02:47 PM
Apparently it ****ing sucks. 22%

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/terminator_salvation/

Told you.

googlegoogle
05-19-2009, 02:52 PM
Terminator movies suck crap.

They are NOT SciFi movies.

L.A. Chieffan
05-19-2009, 02:58 PM
Terminator movies suck crap.

They are NOT SciFi movies.

hell naw time travel and murderous robots from the future DO exist homie

Sure-Oz
05-19-2009, 03:14 PM
Up to 29% 2 more positive reviews FTWWwwwwwwwwwwww

Count Alex's Losses
05-19-2009, 03:18 PM
This sounds good to me. Sorry.

Definitely a 'summer blockbuster' and has enough great moments in it to outweigh any groaners that it may also have. In fact, the good moments outweigh the bad about 20 to 1.

Tribal Warfare
05-19-2009, 03:21 PM
This sounds good to me. Sorry.

The Terminator franchise meant as much to me growing up as the Indy movies did to you,and these types of reviews piss me off.

Sure-Oz
05-19-2009, 03:22 PM
This sounds good to me. Sorry.

I don't 100% go with reviews...

there are movies that did awesome and i thought were terrible and vice versa. I am a big terminator fan so i'll give it a shot. I just want to see some more good reviews and get it near 50-60%. Of course if it deserves it...

Deberg_1990
05-19-2009, 03:22 PM
This sounds good to me. Sorry.

Sorry...

A bunch of action scenes + CGI dont = a great movie to me.

the Talking Can
05-19-2009, 03:23 PM
screw that piece of crap

Raimi is back with Drag Me To Hell

100%
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/drag_me_to_hell/

Deberg_1990
05-19-2009, 03:24 PM
screw that piece of crap

Raimi is back with Drag Me To Hell

100%
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/drag_me_to_hell/

Hell yes!

Sure-Oz
05-19-2009, 03:27 PM
screw that piece of crap

Raimi is back with Drag Me To Hell

100%
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/drag_me_to_hell/

See...

this looked stupid during commercials and is suprising.

Might see it if it does get solid reviews

Deberg_1990
05-19-2009, 03:30 PM
See...

this looked stupid during commercials and is suprising.

Might see it if it does get solid reviews


Heres the difference:

Raimi is a proven talent.

McG hasnt proven anything to me other than he sucks.

Charlies Angels?? We Are Marshall??

Count Alex's Losses
05-19-2009, 03:32 PM
In defense of T4, four women reviewers dogged it.

I don't give a shit about the opinion of any woman on the planet where a Terminator movie is concerned.

Deberg_1990
05-19-2009, 03:36 PM
I don't give a shit about the opinion of any woman on the planet where a Terminator movie is concerned.

You realize Camerons first two Terminators had strong female leads??

Sure-Oz
05-19-2009, 03:44 PM
Heres the difference:

Raimi is a proven talent.

McG hasnt proven anything to me other than he sucks.

Charlies Angels?? We Are Marshall??

I like Raimi as well, even for love of the game

keg in kc
05-19-2009, 03:44 PM
Unlike wolverine, I'm seeing this this weekend regardless of the reviews.

If it's too bad, then I'll see Star Trek again to wash the taste out of my mouth.

Sure-Oz
05-19-2009, 03:46 PM
I have wanted to see this way more than Star Trek, i just hope it's enjoyable and makes me want to see the next terminator. I still want to see star trek esp after the positive reviews.

Frazod
05-19-2009, 03:50 PM
hell naw time travel and murderous robots from the future DO exist homie

LMAO

Sure-Oz
05-19-2009, 04:19 PM
A video review...positive

From Lyons and Bailes

http://video.reeltalktv.com/player/?id=1104223

also this review from the NY daily news...

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/2009/05/19/2009-05-19_bale_machines_knock_em_dead_in_new_terminator.html

Terminator SalvationArticle Rating

Review: In 'Terminator Salvation,' Christian Bale, machines knock 'em dead
Joe Neumaier

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 1:05 AM
Warner Bros.

Christian Bale stars as John Connor in 'Terminator Salvation.'
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He said he'll be back - but who knew the best of '80s action flicks would come with him?

"He" is Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose CGI-created face turns up on a new body in a crucial battle in "Terminator Salvation," a fast-moving, rock 'em-sock 'em movie that continues the man-vs.-machines series begun 25 years ago.

Between this and "Star Trek," popcorn-movie reboots have hit high gear.

The last entry, 2003's "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," was the Governator's final starring role, and it ended with reluctant messiah John Connor and his girlfriend Kate in a fallout shelter as the sentient computer Skynet launched nuclear attacks.

Fifteen years after "T3" was set, Connor (Christian Bale) commands a network of resistance fighters battling robots that rule a post-apocalyptic world and corral people to make cyborg parts.

Connor has another goal: To ensure his own birth by saving teenage renegade Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin, also in "Trek") who's fated to go back in time, save Connor's mother and then father the future leader, as seen in James Cameron's 1984 original.

Meanwhile, there's another chase to get Reese involving a prototype Terminator, Marcus (Sam Worthington).

Early on, we see Marcus on Death Row, signing away his body for postmortem experimentation. His story - a narrative graft from "Frankenstein" - has him seeking the scientist (Helena Bonham Carter) whose research blended his heart, mind and skin with an android skeleton. The indestructible Marcus believes he's a man, and his evolutionary journey is more interesting than Connor's, which requires him to be inhumane to save humanity.

Part of the strength of the storyline is due to Worthington's subtle, empathetic performance. Bale's rumbling "Dark Knight" voice is great for shouting, which works for the barking militarism, and may have scared crew members, but doesn't allow for the pop heroism of 1991's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." (When Connor says "I'll be back," it's surprising, as it seems he's forgotten the good-guy Arnie of "T2.")

Yelchin, for his part, apparently got the right DVD rentals to prepare for his "Red Dawn"-like cub commando.

Which clicks, since at its heart, "Salvation" is a return to Reagan-era sci-fi.

Director McG even keeps the gripping, "Road Warrior"-lite action scenes linear and kind of retro, avoiding today's nervous, chop-shop editing style. When you add the mushroom clouds and Bale, Yelchin and even Schwarzenegger's brief turn, it all fits to a T.

jneumaier@nydailynews.com

Read more: "Review: In 'Terminator Salvation,' Christian Bale, machines knock 'em dead"

the Talking Can
05-19-2009, 04:34 PM
Unlike wolverine, I'm seeing this this weekend regardless of the reviews.

If it's too bad, then I'll see Star Trek again to wash the taste out of my mouth.

even though i dogged it, i'm doing the same....robots and lasers is enough to get my money during the summer....i just have low expectations....nothing could make me see wolverine though...bad movies need to have robots and lasers...except transformers, i won't pay for that...always an exception i guess...

keg in kc
05-19-2009, 04:35 PM
Not going to see transformers?

Megan Fox, man.

Megan Fox.

Sure-Oz
05-19-2009, 04:36 PM
It's stil only 15 reviews, there are still alot to go, id be suprised if it stays this low on the RT scale

Count Alex's Losses
05-19-2009, 04:43 PM
Which clicks, since at its heart, "Salvation" is a return to Reagan-era sci-fi.

A lost art. BUYING TICKET NOW!!!

Deberg_1990
05-19-2009, 04:53 PM
Fifteen years after "T3" was set, Connor (Christian Bale) commands a network of resistance fighters battling robots that rule a post-apocalyptic world and corral people to make cyborg parts.



Ive never seen the TV show.

When is it set? Before T3?

Do the movies just ignore the TV series?

Sure-Oz
05-19-2009, 04:55 PM
The year is 2018 apparently from the video review above

Tribal Warfare
05-19-2009, 05:01 PM
Ive never seen the TV show.



Good, that whole continuity concept would make you disgusted.

stevieray
05-19-2009, 06:40 PM
I won't pay for it...then agian, I'm under the impression that if you milk a theme long enough... it's eventually going to suck.

Terminator to me is like the SAW movies....rinse and repeat BS..when did the first Terminator movie come out?

Tribal Warfare
05-19-2009, 08:35 PM
I won't pay for it...then agian, I'm under the impression that if you milk a theme long enough... it's eventually going to suck.

Terminator to me is like the SAW movies....rinse and repeat BS..when did the first Terminator movie come out?

1984

EyePod
05-19-2009, 08:51 PM
I stopped after a little while, it's talking about Google, right? Now I'm gonna go and watch the rest...

EyePod
05-19-2009, 08:53 PM
hahaha I feel smart.

EyePod
05-19-2009, 08:55 PM
I won't pay for it...then agian, I'm under the impression that if you milk a theme long enough... it's eventually going to suck.

Terminator to me is like the SAW movies....rinse and repeat BS..when did the first Terminator movie come out?

Uhhh... Let me SkyNet that for you...

Sure-Oz
05-20-2009, 05:53 AM
Up to 35% on RT this morning

Katipan
05-20-2009, 05:59 AM
id rather rewatch crank 2 than watch that crap. and im pretty sure i commited suicide after crank 2.
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