You know, I was never a huge fan of the Terminator series, so maybe I'm not the best person to ask about this film. But in my opinion, it's actually pretty good. It isn't a masterpiece, but it's above average.
As always with my reviews, we start out with the bad. Appart from Marcus and John Connor, we really don;t get a back story to any of the other characters. This movie got a lot of criticism because of a one dimensional plot. This is absolutley true. The plot wasn't amazing, and is actually below average.
One thing I don;t really agree with is the one dimensional characters. Most of the characters in this movie are just there to be there, I'll admit that, but some aren't. Mostly, I'm talking aboiut Marcus, John, and a girl named Blair. Most of the character development was centered on them and it worked. They were interesting characters.
The acting was very good too. Sam Worthington pulled of a surprisingly good performance, as did Christian Bale and Moon Bloodgood (Not so obviously). hell, even Common did a good job. That's right, Common, a rapper, can act. Don't see too many of those these days do you?
Of course, when you talk about any movie like this there's one thing that stands out. SPECIAL AFFECTS. They were amazing. Not as amazing as the trailer made them seem, but amazing none the less.
Overrall, you either love this movie, and love it forever, hate this movie, and hate it forever, or be on the fence with this movie and...Yeah you get the idea. I'm bordering on love and fence right now. It might not be everyone's favorite, but I liked it.