Let's get the bad news out of the way first. And that's called Terminator Salvation. It's quite clearly a disaster of a film that only has one special effects disaster sequences to show for, one after another. Those familiar with the popular sci-fi Terminator series will know this one will be battle between human beings and killer machines.
The film is set in 2018. What surprises me is how in such little time, the robotic Skynet army has evolved so much in artificial intelligence. As usual, John Conner leads a resistance movement against Skynet.
Actually what on earth are the humans and machines fighting for is what I want to know. It can't be about the control of the planet. As we see on the screen, there is nothing left on earth, which resembles a war-ravaged Afghanistan or even worse.
There is a humanoid or a robot who could either be friendly to humans or an insider plan. Trust me you wouldn't care. Because the movie hasn't bothered itself with stories or even characters. It's just a silly, humourless story-board where everything just keeps crashing and ramming into something or the other.
There are not even dialogues. Or actually there is one that gets repeated: You put a gun at someone, you better be ready to pull the trigger.. Wow, profound for a video-game, which this film should have just been.
I didn't think I'd ever say this. I missed Arnold Schwarrzeneger throughout. He does make a cameo in a computer-generated image. And that's the only time you're even vaguely excited!