I’ve always been a great big sci-fi geek, which naturally makes me a great big Terminator franchise fan. Thus, I eagerly awaited the arrival of Terminator: Salvation and watched it the week that it came out with my friend PMaster.
I really liked it. I mean, first of all, Christian Bale is John Connor. This is a drastically huge improvement from Nick Stahl. On the other hand, they really almost evened-out the field when they replaced Claire Danes with Bryce Dallas Howard. I think that there was so much of Danes’s spunk that was lost in the watery blue eyes of Howard.
But, I enjoyed Moon Bloodgood and Sam Worthington a lot.
I mean with a name like Moon Bloodgood…how can you not like her?
The little girl, Jadagrace (as Star) and Anton Yelchin (in another cool role in a huge summer blockbuster, as Kyle Reese) really rounded out the cast of characters for me. I think they all gave solid performances. I really only didn’t like Byrce Dallas Howard.
I really liked the idea of such an intricate little trick to kill John Connor as to create a human-robot hybrid that could instill trust and sympathy from Connor. It was a bold undertaking. I think Sam Worthington did the best portrayal he could of the character he was given. I wish they could have gone deeper into the storyline.
But such is the case with all summer blockbusters. The more the bang the bigger the buck.
Overall, a solid B.