Terminator Salvation – A Cinema Static Perspective

by on December 13, 2009

in Entertainment, movie reviews

Terminator Salvation with Christian Bale and Sam Worthington seems to have mixed reviews around the web.  Some say it was terrible while others liked it.  Over on IMDB, after 70+ thousand votes, it sits at a rating of 6.9/10.

For those who are looking for literary excellence and academy award winning results in all their films, the movie is rated at 32% after 249 ratings over on Rotten Tomatoes.

Sometimes I head into a movie with expectations and sometimes I don’t.

I had seen previews of some of the action few months prior to the movie’s release and the action looked cool.  Sam Worthington’s cause seemed obvious and if you weren’t spoiled, would most understand where he popped up from?  If I had not been spoiled, he might have confused me… or at the very least, had me wondering or guessing at his motivations in the front 1/2 of the movie.

As  it stands, if you are a Terminator franchise fan and all you need is some more Terminator mythos extended in your day from McG, then you’re in luck and this is a fun flick that fills in yet one more paragraph or chapter with Terminator Salvation.

If you’re looking for some deep, underlying interweaving interpretation of the franchise to connect everything together and make perfect sense of every single detail of past Terminator movies and set the stage for future perfection of the franchise, then yes, it’s lacking.

For all it is, it was just another episode of the franchise.  For me, that’s perfect.

If you approach it in any other way with the mindset to tear apart all the little intricacies and rustic homage they paid tribute to in the movie, then have at.  Me, I loved the new terminator bots that were introduced in Salvation.  I liked seeing more of the resistance.  It was the fun flick I was expecting.

With that in mind, I’m handing out a solid 7 out of 10 for Terminator Salvation.

Terminator Salvation (Widescreen Edition) on Amazon

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