Excerpt: Skynet became self-consient at the start of the 21st Century and saw humanity as a threat. The result was Judgment Day where the computer AI launched an all-out attack on mankind. A large part of humanity has been killed and the survivors are faced with a war against the machines.
Excerpt: Hey, you know what won't be back? An entire franchise, after Terminator Salvation gets done with it. What was once a fun, exciting, involving series of pop adventures has been turned into a grim, desaturated slog by director McG.
Conclusion: If I were asked to make a list of the three biggest blockbuster busts of 2009, 'Terminator Salvation' wouldn't be among my picks. Now that doesn't mean the film is great by any means and it certainly doesn't hold a candle to James Cameron's entries, but considering some of the year's other disasters...
Excerpt: The year is 2018. Judgment Day has come and gone, leveling modern civilization. An army of Terminators roams the post-apocalyptic landscape, killing or collecting humans where they hide in the desolate cities and deserts.
Excerpt: Herein lies the issue with Terminator Salvation : It doesn’t need to exist. It neither expands the mythology or introduces any concepts that effect the previous films. What it does is blow things up… a lot.
Excerpt: The Movie The first Terminator movie without the name "Schwarzenegger" in the credits, Terminator Salvation is also set entirely (save for the prologue) in the post-"Judgment Day" future, specifically 2018.
Excerpt: The Terminator franchise is one of the most iconic in Hollywood, but could it be, perhaps a tad overrated? I�ve got no problems raving until the cows come home about The Terminator being an extremely tense and economical action thriller in its own right, but I�ve always felt that the wheels were...
Conclusion: Terminator Salvation is not only a loud, action-packed, and special effects-heavy summer extravaganza, but also a pitch-perfect extension to the series while also offering a somewhat meaningful look at what it means to be human and man's superiority to machine.
Excerpt: Please say hello to 2009’s first big summer blockbuster . Er, okay, maybe its second big summer blockbuster . Well, either way, Terminator Salvation is most certainly going to be a big money maker for Warner Bros. this summer. And why not?
Excerpt: For months McG has seemed as uncertain as anyone that he deserved to take over the Terminator franchise, promising fans and the media over and over that he wouldn't ruin what James Cameron created over 20 years ago.