Terminator Salvation (2009) Movie Review

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Terminator Salvation

Director: McG

Writer: John Brancato, Michael Ferris (Screenplay)


Plot: In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?

Runtime: 1 Hour 55 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Terminator Salvation starts as the machines have won the war. John Connor (Bale) fights for the resistance who learn of the latest attack on them. He must locate Kyle Reese (Yelchin) after he becomes the primary target of the machines.

Elsewhere, former criminal Marcus Wright (Worthington) finds himself thrown into the battle. He starts searching for answers before learning the truth about his involvement with Skynet. The three will come together for a showdown against the machines hoping to put an end to the war.

Verdict on Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation is an action sci-fi sequel, it brings the action to the future where the war between man and machine is underway. This does see John Connor needing to protect Kyle Reese, bringing the circle of what Sarah Connor has from the first movie.

When we look at the story, it is nice to see the battle in the warzone from the war. We have previously seen three movie, we had always seen a present day race to survive. This new twist on the story is a lot more interesting world to enter. Sadly, this movie did bring a new twist to the movie that ended up getting ruined in the trailer.

In the Terminator universe this is one that standout being different, even with the later instalments. By having this factor, we will remember this movie, which will help improve a standard story.

Final Thoughts Terminator Salvation is a welcome addition to the Terminator universe on the world building side of things.

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