An army of terminator robots take over
the Earth, kidnapping and killing most all humans in sight.
The survivors band together to form the
resistance, fighting the iron machines in this summer blockbuster.
It's just plain fun to watch all this on
the big screen with the sound turned up.
We know t's brainless, with little or no
soul and pretty much what you'd expect from this fast-moving
popcorn movie, which continues the Terminators franchise,
man-vs.-machine series that began 25 years ago.
We're finally back to where it all started
-- in the future.
Judgment day is over and the machines are
in charge, doing their best to eliminate mankind.
Yes, the effects are great, but
it's eye candy with no taste as the vision of our soon-to-be
history takes us down a dark and moody path towards salvation.
It's CGI wrapped in a minimalist plot.
This fourth Terminator installment
seems like a different type of movie, with a deviation and feel
that differs when compared to what we have experienced from filmmakers
in past Terminators.
The picture mostly does not move back and
forth in time and stays grounded in 2018, and is like a futuristic
The first 60 minutes of Terminator:
Salvation seem to be an unorganized, unconnected, rambling
tale, but the final 50 minutes or so make up for the lack of
what comes before.
The climax is huge, with nonstop, pulse-pounding,
gripping action sequences and special effects that are top-notch.