Is there such a thing as too many Terminator movies? NO. THE ANSWER IS NO. But seriously, we better quit making these movies before the digital editing equipment gets any ideas. Friggin' technology you know? Lasers and jib. Bad news man, bad juju.
UPDATE: Ah McG, McG, McG. You would think with a name like that the man could do no wrong. That's the lesson here folks, never judge a book by it's cover, especially when it's cover just says "McG." You would think that with such an indefatigable (YEAH THAT'S RIGHT INDEFATIGABLE) premise it would be impossible for even a director of such pedigree to screw up a movie about robots trying to kill everyone, but folks, I'm here to tell you, it's been done! The movie was neither rock and roll, nor an operatic tour-de-force, but one of those really whiny pseudo-metal songs where they have chorale backing in a lousy 2,000,000 bpm whimper of a song. What I'm saying here is it was way too self-important and lengthy to be this bad at action and robo-terror.
The acting was pretty bad, the script was sickening, the action was downright boring, the terminators wore bandannas on their heads (!?!?!?!), the art direction and costumes were horrible, and the movie couldn't decide if it was The Road Warrior, Resident Evil, or Charlie's Angels: The Robot Connection. What really gets my goat, however, is that the "Terminator" story (or "mythology" if you want to go straight nerd) is not mindless. Like other great science fiction it has such potential artistically and philosophically, not to mention explosionistically. What could have been relevant in theme and jaw-dropping in spectacle was turned into a pile of rubble, which also happens to be basically the main character of the movie.
And in closing, CG Schwarzenegger looked stupid but the T-800 was the turtle's legwarmers. Also those cartoon-like grenade rounds on The Bale-inator's forearm literally caused me to break into loud, raucous, guffaws... I can picture it now:
McG: "No, no, no, we need these rounds to be HUGE! They have to look like they could blow up a tank!"
Prop Guy: "Uuhhhh, we could just use these high-explosive anti-tank round replicas, right?"
McG: "THOSE ARE WAY TOO SMALL."