The return of the Judgement Day

Sunday, June 07, 2009

It's been a long time since the last trip to the movies with WL & since it's the start of the summer blockbuster season, we decided to watch Terminator Salvation. The movie seems good judging from the casting of Christian Bale as the legendary John Connor, leader of the Resistance.

As much as I'm captivated with the brilliant use of graphics forming the Terminator face from the ruins of LA in this promotional poster, the same can't be said for the movie itself. It was action packed but the plot & character building left much to be desired. The story ain't focussed on John Connor who initially is one of the army troops of the Resistance & then later became the prophecised leader. It was more about Marcus Wright, a prisoner soon to face a death sentence row - donated his body for science. What he didn't realise was that the project led to the development of a half-man half-robot, kept in Skynet's underground lab (known as Cyberdyne then) for decades & to serve its purpose as an infiltrator to the humans, more so the Resistance.

Sounds interesting, huh? Well, what's lacking is that...argh, I really don't know what's missing. When a movie kinda sucks, you'll know it immediately while watching it. There were plenty of loopholes & flaws in the movie that it'll take you days to ponder about it. So don't bother. And shouldn't John Connor be dead from the nuclear blast on the underground lab at the beginning? Or perhaps die from the massive shockwave of the aftermath? Furthermore, I'm amused that Marcus Wright can be put to sleep using general anaesthetics for heart transplant. He actually still has veins, ah ha! No organs though.

There you have it - a brief review about the movie. I can definitely say that it's better than Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines but worse than the first two Terminator movies. It's sad that the movie missed out so much points that even a high profile star like Christian Bale failed to boost the ratings. In conclusion, it's the end when the story sucks.