Monday, 15 June 2009

Terminator Salvation

The absolute best thing about Terminator Salvation is the flawless digital cameo towards the end of an actor who was associated with the first three films but not with this new franchise.

I say new franchise, because there is absolutely no way that I will ever think of it as being part of the original franchise (I have a hard enough job considering Rise Of The Machines to be canon sometimes). Previously the films - especially T2, my personal favourite - were about fantastic sequences and special effects welded with interesting, dynamic ideas and plot. Salvation had the effects, and at times it even had the ideas but the plot and script let the whole affair down with huge gaping chasms of logic and some terrible, terrible dialogue.

I wasn't even going to write about the film (the old adage, if you can't say anything nice...) but watching the magnificence of T2 yesterday really threw Salvation's shortcomings into stark relief.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with this assessment...

Have you yet seen UP?

-Matt

zero_zero_one said...

UP? I should be so lucky! The release date for the UK is OCTOBER!!!!!!!!! :(

Maybe I'll catch it in the States when I'm on the road trip! :)

Anonymous said...

You totally should!

It's really great

-Matt