Terminator Salvation (2009)

I never bothered to watch Terminator Salvation at the movie theatre. Up until last week, the movie never interested in the least bit.

The thing I remember the most about Salvation was the epic on set meltdown by Christian Bale. He had recently hit success (again) with The Dark Knight, and it was tough to cover up his blow with the people working in the background.

I keep talking about other things because I don’t want to talk about this movie. It sucked. I couldn’t get engaged with the characters or the story. Bale was probably the toughest John Connor to date, but with thin supporting character development and a dull story, he couldn’t bring Connor to Batman-like levels.

Sam Worthington is a solid actor in his own right, but what a waste he turned out to be in this film. I was quite confused on how he went from death row inmate to half-machine half-human. The story switches back and forth to Bale’s idiotic heroics to Worthington’s problems, which did nothing to keep me interested.

Terminator Salvation was a mess from start to finish, and I was quite surprised to see this wasn’t the final nail in the coffin. Thankfully, the franchise was able to recover and move on with a whole new cast. 2/10

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