(Run time: 115 min. – Directed by: McG – Starring: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin)
Let me start by saying that Terminator Salvation is the best Terminator movie in the series and that includes the original, hands down. And that’s a strong statement since the original Terminators been on my top 10 list since I was a kid! And even without Arnold, or maybe because, this film is the creative look at a future world we were all promised in the original over 20 years ago! (Even though there’s a look-a-like cameo late in the film.)
Christian Bale is by far one of the best leading men in the business today. (Best Batman ever.) He make‘s the character of John Connor finally come to life in a real way. The pain, the worry of what‘s to come, and the confidence in his prophesized destiny. A very real and very sincere performance.
The movie is set in the near future, after Sky net and the machines have taken over the world. The human resistance is scattered and not well organized after a series of target attacks. Johns father Kyle, played by Anton Yelchin, whose still a kid at this point, has not been found yet and the first “Human-like” terminator, Sam Worthington, is discovered. (Although he’s painfully unaware of what he really is.)
This movie is fast paced and full of new, inventive terminators. Familiar ones, giant ones, underwater ones, and enough explosions to satisfy even the greediest pyromaniac. So, check it out! It’s a definite must see!