Friday, May 22, 2009

Terminator Salvation: Delivers

The Greatest Summer Movie Season Ever continues this weekend with Terminator Salvation.

Kristanna Loken Fembot Terminator
Fembot Terminator: Kristanna Loken was the best part of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
Like all good nerds, I love the Terminator movies (the only reason for liking the third one was the hot Fembot Terminator). I saw T2 the week it came out. I was in Paris, France. That was way back in the 1990s. Whoa. And, yes, I was with my Mom. Geekness confirmed. I won't mention my Terminator comic books.

Fans of the series know the story line. Humans create robots. Robots become self aware. Humans have an "oh, shit" moment and try to destroy robots. Robots respond by nuking humans. War ensues...and we get three Terminator movies.  

And that brings us to Terminator Salvation. It is 2018 and John Connor (played by the guy who was Batman - Batman vs Terminator? HELL YEAH!!!) travels around kicking robot ass. There was some sort of attempt at a plot, but who cares? This movie was about blasting robots.

And there are all kinds of cool new robots. Sam Worthington is Marcus Wright, a death-row inmate turned one-of-a-kind human cyborg hybrid. Then there are the earlier versions of the Terminators. Cool, but ugly. The big transformer looking Terminator. And of course, the virtual cameo by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, reprising his role from the previous films.

CNN didn't give the movie a very good review, but I thought it was great. Anyone who likes movies with ninjas, hobbits, jedis, or dragons will think this is a great movie, even if Christian Bale is a terrible actor.

So, to recap the Greatest Summer Movie Season Ever:

Wolverine: Sucks

Star Trek: OMG Rocks!

Terminator Salvation: Delivers

Next up? Transformers on June 24.


Winter Park Fords said...

Remember at the Paris theater the guy selling tickets didn't approve of you and Alex going in to see T2?! Love you, Mom

The Saipan Blogger said...

I don't think Alex was there.