Terminator Salvation Reviews
James Cameron's frightening future with buildings destroyed, cars strewn across human remains and terrifying robots hunting humans to extinction is thrown away for a bright, colourless desert. Mind boggling.
Not sure anyone working on these films saw T1 or T2.
Well sorry to both camps. It is perhaps a popcorn flick that took itself a little too serious. Like Dark Knight and other franchise reboots of that past few years (with the exception of Star Trek). Because of that it may seem a little lacking in humor or style. Also, because its PG-13, it may seem a little tame compare to past Terminator movies.
Bale does an adequate job playing the war hero and I'm convinced he can cary the weight of the franchise but it is hard to imagine that the smart mouth little punk in T2 and Nick Stahl in T3 turn out to be Christian' Bale's portrayal of John Connor. Bale is a bit too noble in this film. I guess atomic wars make one fully mature but in some way his acting seems similar to his acting in the Batman movies. However, its really a mute point as overall he is convincing in the role.
As well both Anton Yelchin and Sam Worthington work well in their parts. Yelchin does another excellent job playing a character that had already been played by another actor. (In Star Trek he was Chekov, and in TS he plays a young Kyle Reese.) Worthington is the film's other star eating up a lot of the screen time and playing the part of the films anti-hero. He plays an amoral character through out most of the film whose motivation may have something to do with a selfless cause but primarily its about survival and vengeance.
Lastly Helena Bonham Carter is her usual freaky self in this film and that is rarely a bad thing. I was curious what her role would be. In fact even at the beginning of the film I was scratching my head but had her part figured out by the big reveal but the big reveal was pretty fun and she was perfect for the role.
Oh and yes...all be it a small role. Ahnold, or a young facsimile of him plays the good old T-800. I prefer Ahnold the Terminator vs. the governator. Lets be honest he shouldn't have quit his day job.