Well I've actually been looking forward to this one probably more than any other film this summer.
However, the film critics have been bashing this film to death (only 35% on rotten tomatoes).
Needless to say I was second guesng this film.
I'd seen clips and loved them, read the general concept and it seemed alright . . . however because everybody else was so negative I went to the midnight showing tonight not expecting anything but a let down . . . .
geez, THE CRITICS WERE WRONG!!!!! go figure.
This was a Great Summer flick that was solid all the way through.
The acting was just fine (unlike all these reviews claiming it was horrid) and the story completely fell in place with the other previous Terminator films with a new added twist.
The critics trashed Bails performance as Connor but only because they are jaded and haven't forgave him for that leaked temper tantrum he had on the Terminator Salvation set.
They kept acting like why isn't this like a James Cameron Terminator movie . . .why doesn't it feel like it?
Well morons (not you, the critics), because James Cameron isn't directing and all his films have a certain vibe to them that no other director can do.So was Terminator Salvation as good as T1 or T2, Duh No, but it was far superior to T3 and was a really good action flick with a decent story (no academy award stuff).
-Was it entertaining? Check
-Was it worth the money? Check
-Did it complement the other Terminator films? Check
-Was it a James Cameron Film? No
-Are the film critics judging this movie because of who it's current director is and not if it's actual a good film? YES
The more and more I've learned that Rotten Tomatoes isn't a fair assessment of a film (even though sometimes I agree with the consensus) yet so many people base seeing a movie or not mply by critics.
I say SCREW THEM.
This could be close to my last straw with even reading what they think at this point.
Man what a year, I swear off every watching the acedemy awards ever again and now I might be throwing film critic's opinions in the trash . . .
I use to not enjoy nearly as many movies because I listened to critics and tried to align myself with their points but nce I've been divorcing that I've found I've been enjoying movie going so much more.
So needless to say go see this film for an enjoyable time and if you're a Terminator fan this film pays tribute to a lot of little things from the other films (you'll catch them).Comparison - better than Wolverine
(my opinions obviously)