Movie Review: Terminator Salvation Rocks….HARD

It was 8.00 p.m and I decided to ask the guy manning the ticket counter at the cinema on whether there were still tickets to the 8.45 p.m. Terminator Salvation screening. To our luck, there were a pair of seats (the last ones in the house) 4 rows from the back that were not claimed by those who booked online. That was how my girlfriend and I got  to watch Terminator Salvation in all its THX glory earlier tonight.

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The movie, which was missing James Cameron on the driver’s seat, was unlike the first two Terminator movies. It was really loud, visually arresting and for the first time, takes place in a dystopian future only caught in glimpses in the first two films.

Remember the first time you saw John Connor’s scarred face in T2: Judgement Day? Well, Salvation will show you how he got that, and then some, in the first place. Christian Bale, who plays John Connor in the movie, is overshadowed by Sam Worthington’s Marcus Wright, who is an unlikely ally in taking the fight to Skynet.

The plot leaves plenty of opportunity for sequels but I won’t spoil it for you here. Go catch the movie, but those who don’t like to be subjected to really loud noises (we are afterall talking bout some robot-blowing-up action here), some mufflers would do you good.

By the way, get a booklet filled with pizza coupons and stickers when you purchase Terminator Salvation tickets at Cathay Cineleisure Damansara.

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  1. Jessen May 30, 2009

    Watched it yesterday. IMO, no comment because I don’t like it. :p

  2. Chris May 30, 2009

    It’s a great addition to the Terminator series. I loved it although I personally felt the ending could’ve been better. I feel like watching Terminator, Terminator 2 and maybe Terminator 3 again. Nothing beats Terminator 2 though. Mua ha ha ha ha ha ha! 😛

  3. tokyo_nights June 1, 2009

    @Jessen: not much of a Terminator fan eh?
    @Chris: Terminator 3 sucks. LOL. BTW, I do have Judgement Day on Blu-Ray