I was really hoping this movie would rule, hoping it could remind me of Ethan Hawke in Gattaca. As it turns out the movies was barely good enough for me to give it a positive 60%. It starts with a great ides and begins to execute it well but tapers off somewhere toward the end. The whole movie is a Sci-Fi flick with horror undertones, and it ends abruptly. The only scene which contained any fear or anxiety was when there was an intruding party in the apratment. I would have enjoyed seeing the ramifications of the final revelation to the mostly vampiric society. Instead it just seems to dead end and the end credits roll. The directors also managed to make Willem Dafoe come across as a campy redneck with a terrible southern accent, which to me is a hard task, usually Dafoe is an amzing actor. Leaving me to think the directors just had a skewed idea of how he should play the part. I say watch this movie for free on cable.
I just finished watching this movie on Blu-ray. I thought it was pretty good. I was excited to see that there were NO casting changes, every character was played by the same actor as the first movie. That seems to be a rare treat for Hollywood these days. It picked up well from the first movies plot and kept me interested, I don't undrstand why so many people did'nt like it. In all fairness though I'm having trouble thinking of much more to write now. Let the record show that I changed my rating down to 60% from 70% with the thought that now I don't have much to say. If you liked the first one then this movie is worth a free watch.
This movie was a huge let down, filled with pathetic throwbacks to the first two films. The throwbacks were meant to try to fool us into thinking that this movie was as good as the original films, epic fail. The director McG made a movie that comes across like a resume for mindless big budget Hollywood films, instead of taking the fans into account. If you grew up with the franchise (as I did) he completely left us out in the cold. The most exciting part of the whole movie was when Alice In Chains's Rooster came on a truck radio. Christian Bale overacted to a new degree of terrible. Not to mention the continuity was off, this movie (outside of some certain names and the appearance of Terminators on screen) barely counts as a Terminator film. All in all, if your a true fan of the franchise you would be better off skipping this one and pretending the franchise ended with T3: Rise of the Machines. Damn you hollywood and McG for perpetuating these mindless films that shovel crap on our favorite stories, for a buck. We demand quality stories, not flashy special effects.
Let me start by saying I was extremely excited to see this movie. I wanted to see it in the theatre, but for one reason or another I never made the effort to go. So I finally watched it last night on Blu-ray with a friend of mine, and I was disappointed. I remember the trailers on TV made the movie look like it would be hilarious, but it seems that they employed the old, let's put ALL the funny lines and scenes in the commercial tactic. The saving grace for the movie was Zach Galifianakis, he was by far the funniest person in the movie. In particular the wolf monologue, including the line about "We're just four wolves roaming the desert looking for strippers...and cocaine", that was hilarious. The scenes with Mike Tyson were pretty good too. I was really let down at the revelation of where Doug was, it seemed like the writers just gave up. I say watch it for free when it comes to your cable provider.