Feb 21, 2010

Terminator Salvation

I had a Best Buy Rewards certificate that I wanted to use yesterday and decided to check out the DVDs available at the local store.  Terminator Salvation was on sale for $9.99 so with my rewards, I got it for a really good price! Plus it included a free digital download inside, too. I've been collecting the Terminator movies and was glad to finally complete my collection without spending a fortune.

Anyway, we watched the movie at home yesterday and it was better than I expected. In comparison to the prior movies , I loved Terminators 1 and 2 but I was actually a little disappointed with Terminator 3. Sure, the female terminator was an interesting addition and the action sequences were exciting but the overall storyline was kind of lame. A lot of scenes were too predictable. Maybe a different director could've made T3 more the "guy flick" that I wanted it to be.

I think I also did not really like the cast of T3 too much. (Not really a Clare Danes or Nick Stahl fan). They just didn't seem fit for the roles of future resistance leaders. Even if John Connor was still trying to get past his issues with the "role" he was born into, Nick Stahl did not make John Connor look like someone I'd really trust to get behind and support if my life depended on it. He didn't seem as street smart or intelligent as Edward Furlong made the young John Connor appear in T2.

In any case, Terminator Salvation answered a lot of questions about what Judgment Day was going to be like and how the terminator came to be but at the same time, opened up the possibility of another Terminator movie. It was great!!! I want to watch it again!


Ophelia said...

I've only seen the first two Terminator movies. I was planning to watch T3 before but never got around to it. Does one need to see T3 in order for the fourth movie to make any sense? Just wondering if I could jump right into Terminator Salvation and skip the T3, especially since you say it's rather lame.

Liggy said...

You should still see the third movie because (even though I didn't particularly like it as much as I did the other three) it will help you make more sense out of how John Conner got to become the leader of the resistance. In Terminator Salvation, he was already the leader at the start of the movie and T2 left off with John still in high school.

Eliethel said...

I agree, Liggy, they could have made T3 so much better, indeed! But at least Salvation wasn't all that bad. Still though, not as good as 1 and 2 which are classics! :)

Dragonblogger said...

I also thought Terminator: Salvation was much better than the 3rd one and Christian Bale did a good job as the brooding John Connor. The "3D" Arnold was startling realistic in the end in likeness

Ophelia said...

I recently did a Terminator marathon and watched all four movies in sequential order. It was quite interesting. It was good to see the first two movies again to refresh my memory since it had been a while since I last saw them. You were right about T3 being kind of lame. I didn't like it at all but the fourth movie was awesome. My favorite of them all is the second one. That was the one where Sarah Connor (played by Linda Hamilton) was in the psych ward and busted out. Loved that one a lot!

Liggy said...

@Ophelia...glad you finally got to see all four movies. Seems a lot of people did not like T3 much either, but it help us understand the storyline and history of the characters a lot better.