Terminator Salvation Review
Written by: Psyko113
I had my doubts about this film. From the PG-13 rating to McG directing the flick (I mean, seriously, we all saw what he gave us with Charlie's Angels) to the publicly mentioned outburst between Cristian Bale and Shane Hurlbut...there seemed to be a lot going wrong with the actual production of this movie. Then take into consideration the franchise it was a part of, and the lackluster installment of T3 that came before it...
But Terminator Salvation does BEAUTIFULLY! The performances, again, are great. The visual effects are amazing (there's a good 45-seconds worth of digital face replacement that had BETTER earn ILM or Asylum or whichever VFX company did the work on that sequence an award for Best Visual Effects this year!), the sound design is phemoninal...and the work of Stan Winston (R.I.P.) and crew are as always breathtaking, and that's even without the digital enhancements.
The writers on this project did their homework, and it shows. There are a lot of little things that many people wouldn't catch on to unless they took great notice in events mentioned in Terminator and T2. The best thing about the film: it keeps with continuity, while seemingly managing to ignore the events of T3! Not 100%, as the character of Kate (played in T3 by Claire Daines, now portrayed by Bryce Dallas Howard) is involved, but they do without referencing any of that at all...In fact, you can easily have skipped that part of the series (as my DVD collection just might do!) and the story would flow perfectly.