To be sure, if you have followed the other Terminators, there is no way you aren't already waiting outside the movie theater, and, as we speak, you are having an intense debate with someone about some obscure Terminator fact no one else really cares about. That said, don't feel bad, because I was probably the other guy in line, and debating just as hotly as you.
It isn't easy to watch one of your favorite franchises make a mockery of itself, spin on its head, and waste lots of money to get the plot... exactly nowhere. Sure, the special effects are great, Christian Bale is his usual compelling self, but somehow it just all falls short. Admittedly, my decidedly negative review could all be because I was expecting so much out of Terminator Salvation, and, like the bag on hot air that it is, it just had to drop you on your ass.