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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Terminator Salvation

Oh dear, the Terminator series gone from the brilliance of the first two movies, through the OK-ness of the third, and straight into the abyss of the fourth. From director McG (who should really stick to comedy action), the movie is set in 2018 where John Connor (Christian Bale) is fighting in the resistance against the machines.

From an initially promising start, it spirals downhill rapidly, picking up momentum as it goes. The sole saving grace is a good performance from Sam Worthington as Marcus, a convicted criminal who died by lethal injection before Skynet became sentient, yet reawakes in the midst of the battle between machine and man.

It was exciting when it was announced that Bale would play the part of Connor. But he delivers a dull, one-dimensional performance in this film, and fails to reignite the excitement and tension that was so characteristic of the first two.

In short, it's bombastic and loud, without depth of emotion. What a disappointment.

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