Terminator Salvation Update

I didn’t like this idea when I first heard it. We’ve been through the Terminator story…Arnie is the Governator now, the Terminator 3 fiasco is best not talked about, The Sarah Connor Chronicles were struggling (and has now been terminated itself)…I just didn’t see it.

But around the same time Christain Bale started screaming at people on the set, I started to become excited. Bale was obviously into it, I’m curious about what Director McG can do, and I liked the look of the cast – Aussie Sam Worthington, rap star Common, Helena Bonham Carter and the smoking hot yet oddly named Moon Bloodgood.

Terminator Salvation

The future looks pretty similar to catching the 5:30 train from Central.

Plus – the early photos looked fantastic. And now the latest trailer has me plenty excited.  For those who are interested, Apple.com also has an exclusive 4 minute preview.

Early reviews of the film haven’t been too flattering, but I’m reserving judgement. This seems like the kind of flick that movie critics may not get into as much as fans of the genre.

Plenty of support around Sam Worthington’s performance though, with this article in the Sydney Morning Herald suggesting that he is set to become the second Aussie in a row to outshine Christian Bale in a big-budget epic (in reference to Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight).

That sounds a bit rich to me, but I guess there is nothing wrong with a little nationalistic flag waving every now and then. As long as it doesn’t end up like last time, when Paul Hogan got a Golden Globe for Crocodile Dundee and somehow wound up as the national tourism spokesperson.

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2 Responses to “Terminator Salvation Update”

  1. Morbo Says:

    Morbo is uncannily reminded of the level of patriotic media hype when Joel Edgerton’s landed his pivotal role as Owen Lars in Attack of the Clones.

    Morbo thinks that acting prowess judgments made on performances in a Terminator movie should be taken with a grain of salt. Even if the destruction of the pathetic human race does make Morbo happy.

  2. The Pissed Off Tree Rat Says:

    How can you miss with guns, explosions and killer bots! I’m in….

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