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.