I was looking forward to Terminator Salvation ever since I first heard about it. You all know, by now, my huge man-crush on Christian Bale. It’s no secret that I think he can do no wrong.
With that said, you’re probably expecting a glowing review of this film, and how much I loved it and subsequently him. Not this time, my friends. I did not love it. Hell, I didn’t even like it.
Terminator Salvation is a pretty terrible movie. While it has certain moments that are acceptable as part of an “action movie”, overall it focuses too much on the story, which a) has been beaten to death by 3 previous movies, and b) is pretty lame in itself.
I’m not one of those people who love, and worship, the previous three films. I’ve seen them, I like them, and I’ll leave it at that. I don’t get into discussions about the immorality of SkyNet, or whether or not it’s feasible to have this situation arise in the future. It’s a movie, and that’s that. Having said that, I don’t feel that Terminator Salvation can stand by itself as a great film, and not part of a series. (For that, see Star Trek.)
Honestly, I had a hard time sitting through this movie. It’s so dull, at times, that I felt myself nodding off, hoping something would explode and shake me back to my senses.
The first “action” scene, is quite good. Lots of explosions, lots of gun fire, people being punched, etc. But after that, it dies off, and pretty quickly. Once it dies off, we get to the “meat” of the story, and almost immediately stop caring about anything, and wanting more stuff to blow up. And it doesn’t, for quite a while.
I think my biggest problem with this movie is that Bale’s character is supposed to be the hero. They call him the prophet in the movie. And he’s really not. He happens to show up, to save the guy that’ll be his father, and then lets a robot fight another robot to save him. Doesn’t sound very heroic, does it?
The bottom line is, if you wanted to see this movie, you probably are going to, no matter what I say. But don’t say I didn’t warn you. A lot of people are complaining about this movie, further solidifying why McG shouldn’t be allowed to do anything but produce television shows anymore.
Happy weekend, everyone! It’s that time again! The studios are trucking out their latest wares, and it’s up to all of us viewers as to whether we want to shell out the cash and personal time! Here’s what coming to a screen near you! Is it going to bring in some dough or fall flat immediately?
Welcome to this week’s installment of WIB?!
Be Kind Rewind: Mos Def and Jack Black are clerking at a video store (no, this isn’t the classic Kevin Smith flick!), and all the tapes the customers have returned were completely erased. JB has the power to suck all the magnetic force out of the tape! What now? They run to shoot their own versions of these movies, with their own crazy style and at a shorter running time. Will It Bomb? Being the spastic comedic genius has been good for Jack and Mos Def has done well as the foil (with his awesome role in The ItalianJob) and I’ve been waiting this kind of flick. I was hoping for it to be a little more adult-friendly, though. While this is rated PG-13, the trailer made me laugh my head off! Regardless, I’m betting on a middle of the 10 ranking.