Terminator beyond salvation

Christian Bale as John Connor in Terminator Salvation

I’m actually a big fan of  McG. Why? Because he has a cool name? No, it’s because of Charlie’s Angels films which I think are really cool. Can’t a movie just be entertaining? No? Maybe it’s just me. Oh well, not that many sexy ladies in Terminator Salvation though. And not quite as funny either. But definitely at least as much action and explosions. I think Terminator Salvation is great for a computer game. And it was entertaining enough. For some reason I thought Christian Bale would be playing the main character. But in all honesty, Sam Worthington did ok. And at least there were a couple of other interesting supporting roles – Anton Yelchin from Charlie Bartlett, Moon Bloodgood, Charlie’s angel… no wait, not really Charlie’s angel, and even Helena Bonham Carter.

McG has already proved he can do action movies, so there’s no confusion there, and no disappointment either. The machines are bad and meaner than ever. The story itself doesn’t seem very balanced, somehow it doesn’t work properly, with the good guys fighting such a faceless enemy. Well, maybe it has a face, but not much of a soul. It’s really all over the place and maybe that’s the problem. And the acting is a little bit on the stiff side, and then again a bit melodramatic at times. Maybe McG should stick to some simpler stuff.

Funny enough, there’s even a couple of catchy pieces of dialogue here and there.

Still, it’s enjoyable, and most of all solid action. And Christian Bale never really has done a shitty film, has he? Are you about to say there’s first time for everything? How about the cameo, is it supposed to still be a surprise? I guess not. You’ll see. Made me smile, I didn’t know.

The joke’s on the Bat

I Shouldn’t even start writing anything. I won’t have anything new to say nor will I have anything really valuable to say. But I suppose I can add to the vast group of people who have this (or that) opinion of the latest batventure.


It’s quite depressing how even the poster art was such a part of marketing, that I didn’t see the point of looking for an especially wicked poster for this post… But at least you can see the main star on this one.

Yes, here’s another batfan who thinks the joker stole the show. That goes with the territory I guess, that’s what jokers do. And he’s so funny too, I could almost cry. I watched this in the Imax and it was worth it. Sound super, picture super. Heath super. The bat-dude was a bit stiff I’d say. And I’m sure I’m not alone when I ask what’s with the voice?! The bat suit is a bit too tight or what? Need I say more? I know maybe I’m saying more than I usually say about a film, but surely you’ve seen this already? And why are you reading this then? If you haven’t seen it, again I ask, why are you reading this? I want to see the next Batman. Or maybe they should start doing a series of Joker… Oh wait, Heath is dead… Long live batman…. Now I really feel bad.