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*** Official TERMINATOR SALVATION Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Stephen Orr, May 18, 2009.

  1. Stephen Orr

    Stephen Orr Well-Known Member

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    I am seeking Terminator Salvation tonight at a sneak peek. I will be writing up a review of it in the morning.
     
  2. Steve Christou

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    Positive, not positive...whatever [​IMG] This is the first film of the season that I have any sort of significant interest in. I am not expecting greatness, but I am kind of hoping for something special. I'll be checking out a midnight show, which I didn't even consider for any other summer release this season.

    And I'm not sure why I am so interested, since 3 did nothing for me at all.

    As for the Bale/Worthington thing...I'm certain that was somewhat intentional.

    I'll be interested in your thoughts, Stephen.
     
  5. Inspector Hammer!

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    I don't know if i'd classify T2 as "giddy" but okay lol.

    Really looking foreward to this, i've got a good feeling about it.
     
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    Yeah, that Variety reviewer seems a little unfamiliar with T2. One of the themes in T2 was that the terminator was in many ways a better father to John than any of the humans that tried to be one to him. Sarah Conner's attempted assassination of Dyson also temporarily made her a terminator, while the T-800, trying to save Dyson's life, demonstrated more human characteristics than Sarah in that incident.

    I'm guessing that the Variety reviewer hasn't seen T2 in years and is now making inaccurate statements based on hazy memories of it.
     
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    The main criticism in the second review seems to be that Arnie's not in it. I'm not sure you can blame a film for don't including things, but anyway..
    Kinda getting looking forward to this. I though the first two were (and still are, obviously) amazing. The third one wasn't as bad as most made it out to be, but it was more of the same. The ending was great, though.
    And now this one. Christian Bale, a script by Jonathan Nolan and music by Danny Elfman is enough to let me forget it's directed by McG. So maybe it will turn out to be a decent film after all.
     
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    I never cared that Arnie wasn't going to be in this. It's irrational and narrow-minded to want him in it "just because he IS the TERMINATOR!!", if he isn't needed in the story than he shouldn't be in it.

    His function in this story was as a mass produced infiltrator sent on three missions, they were all different models and now that the story has moved into the future it doesn't matter that we won't be seeing many skin-covered Endos.

    It's not like if they made another Die Hard film without Bruce Willis, now THAT would be something to protest just because he IS John MCCLANE!!. [​IMG]
     
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    They didn't make a Die Hard movie without Bruce Willis, but they made a movie with John McClane that's not a Die Hard movie (a.k.a. Live Free or Die Hard). [​IMG]
     
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    Hehe, too true. [​IMG] The film has grown on me but it'll never be as loved by me as 1,2 and to a slightly lesser extent 3.
     
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    17% at Rotten Tomatoes right now, granted that's only with like 6 reviews. Probably won't matter for the opening weekend anyway.
     
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    i just saw a pre-screening of this and it was terrible.

    stunts and special effect were great. movie was awful. they could have did better putting this budget somewhere else.

    my god, the editing was atrocious.

    seriously, if you want to see some stuff blow up you are in the right movie. if you want to see a good movie go see star trek again.
     
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    Well I thought Star Trek was also preoccupied with blowing a bunch of stuff up and had a pretty mediocre story (likable characters though).

    Looks like those of us who want a blockbuster movie with a good story are stuck up the creek without a paddle this summer [​IMG]

    Forget Terminator 2 ... at this rate I'd settle for something in the vein of Kevin Costner's Robin Hood, lol.
     
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    Hmmm, mixed reviews already, looks like this one could go either way.

    I want to point out that I love how the Endoskeletons look in this one, they look somewhat smaller/slimmer, more battle-scored and aren't as perfectly chromed as Endos have been in the past. They look like unfinished metal, damaged and darkened, you just get a sense that they've been on the battlefield. [​IMG]
     
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    This thread is now designated the Official Discussion Thread for "Terminator Salvation". Please, post all comments, links to outside reviews, film and box office discussion items to this thread.

    All HTF member film reviews of "Terminator Salvation" should be posted to the Official Review Thread.

    Thank you for your consideration in this matter.


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  16. Stephen Orr

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    I liked how most of the battle action took place in broad daylight instead of night, and loved the dogfights between the Warthogs and the HKs. You really can't fault the effects or the action - they were the films highlights.
     
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    I'm going to see this film despite what some reviews might say about it because if the action is great in it then that's what I'm looking for. Anything else is bonus material for me especially after viewing Terminator 3.[​IMG]
     
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    Same here.
     
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    Also, the final fight at Skynet really one-ups the final fight at the metal plant (or whatever that was!) in the first Terminator. There was even a bit of the T2 final confrontation rolled in as well. The endoskeleton effects have come a LONG way.
     
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    Well, call me disappointed, although I wasn't expecting much. Like other have said, the action scenes were good and the effects were top notch as well. The rest of the movie feel flat for me. It just didn't feel like a Terminator movie too me and actually felt closer to Transformers (especially one scene that is almost exactly like a scene from the first Transformers). I thought the ending was a cheap rip off of T2 and no were near as exciting IMO. I actually enjoyed T3 more then this one. I just can't figure McG out. The only movie of his I've like was We Are Marshall, everything else has been bland IMO. In the end, I would have rather seen Star Trek for a 4th time but, this was a free screening so at least I didn't pay money to see T4.

    One thing that really bugged me was that Bale sounded too much like Batman in many scenes. Just took me out of the movie, he should not be aloud to talk with a low scratchy voice in anything but Batman.
     

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