21 May, 2009

Review: Terminator Salvation Sucks

     Coming hot on the heels of Star Trek, Terminator Salvation had a lot to live up to. Sadly, it didn't... In point of fact, it failed miserably at doing, well, anything beyond making things  explode. The Chicago Sun Times put it aptly when they said: "...All the pleasure of a video game without the bother of having to play it." And let me just say, they nailed it on the head. If you have ever watched a friend play a video game for hours on end without passing the controller over, then you know exactly what it feels like to go watch Terminator Salvation. Save your ten dollars and spend it on something that isn't determined to send you into epileptic shock with its numerous and repetitive action sequences. Hey, even this might be more entertaining. 
     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. 

4 comments:

Fantasy Dreamer said...

I've been reading mixed reviews on this movie. Plan on going to watch it this weekend with the family. We still will, just for the sake of doing something but sheez, I hope we are at least a little entertained.

I never watch anyone play a video for hours, my attention span for that sort thing is about 5 minutes. LOL!

ediFanoB said...

I watched the trailer in cinema and I was indecisive. After reading your review I know I don't want to see this movie. The release of Terminator Salvation - German title: Terminator:Die Erlösung has been postponed to 4th of June 2009.

Romaina M said...

Thanks for the review. I read that it was "okay" but not the best. I might see it as a matinee (half the price).

Nomad said...

i love how they got creative with some of the robots, no so sure about the human performances tho