Genre - Action/Sci-Fi
Year Released - 2009
Running Time - 130 minutes
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action/violence and language
Directed by McG (Creator of the television series Fastlane - he also directed the Charlie's Angels films and We Are Marshall)
Written by John D Brancato & Michael Ferris (both of whom also wrote Terminator 3, The Game, and The Net)
Christian Bale (Equilibrium, American Psycho, Reign of Fire, The Machinist, and of course Batman Begins & The Dark Knight)
Sam Worthington (Rogue and Dirty Deeds - he is also going to be in the upcoming Avatar and next year's re-make of Clash of the Titans)
Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village, Lady in the Water, and Spiderman 3)
Moon Bloodgood (Pathfinder)
Anton Yelchin (Charlie Bartlett and this year's Star Trek)
Helena Bonham Carter (Fight Club, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, and the latter Harry Potter films)
Michael Ironside (Scanners, Total Recall, Highlander II, and Starship Troopers)
Rating: 3 Skulls
All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating, militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether Wright has come from the future or the past - and whether he is friend or foe.
I loved the T-600 model
First, I just have to say that I am a huge Terminator fan and Terminator 2 is one of my favorite movies of all time! With that said, I was not expecting this film to be better than the 2nd one, however I was expecting it to be better than the 3rd one - to be completely honest, I'm not sure that it was - if anything it was on par with the 3rd one. . .
I think that my main issue was with the story - it just seemed weak to me.
With that aside though, the effects were top-notch!
[other than the CGI "Arnold" T-800 that is - I wasn't digging that him at all - why bother?!? While better than the CGI rendition of Patrick Stewart in Wolverine, it still detracted from the film]
Anyone who may doubt McG as the director of this film can lay their worries to rest. For what it's worth, McG definitely pulled the movie off and made it worthwhile to see on the big screen - the apocalyptic world that he envisioned is right on [though I do have a hard time believing the possibility of 2018 being the year it all goes down - I mean, back in 1984, with the year being 2029, it was much more plausible - now, with only 9 years away, not so much] :-)
Here is the 4-minute long expanded trailer: