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Terminator: Salvation

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Terminator: Salvation

Joseph McGinty Nichol (2009)

110min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The fourth entry in the Terminator series continues the franchise stumble that began with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Set in the aftermath of "Judgement Day", it's a glum, post-apocalyptic mess that can't decide which of its two lead characters is most interesting - Christian Bale's gruff resistance leader John Connor or a mysterious stranger from the past played by Sam Worthington. Worthington gives the film's stand-out performance, but Bale is completely wasted, left with little to do but shout orders into walkie-talkies. Director McG (Charlie's Angels) further fudges the issue by piling on bombastic action sequences featuring new toys such as Terminator motorbikes and a towering Transformers-style robot. It's less inventive than desperate - a suspicion only confirmed when the franchise's most familiar face keeps his "I'll be back" promise, thanks to some expensive digital trickery.

Summary

In a future dominated by the deadly robots, resistance leader John Connor fights to stop the creation of an advanced new terminator and searches for the teenager destined to go back in time and become his father. Elsewhere, a mysterious stranger with no memory is about to learn the shocking truth about his origins. Sci-fi thriller sequel, starring Christian Bale, Sam Worthington and Anton Yelchin.

Cast & Crew

John Connor Christian Bale
Marcus Wright Sam Worthington
Kyle Reese Anton Yelchin
Blair Williams Moon Bloodgood
Kate Connor Bryce Dallas Howard
Dr Serena Kogan Helena Bonham Carter
Barnes Common
Virginia Jane Alexander
General Ashdown Michael Ironside
Star Jadagrace Berry
T-800 Roland Kickinger
T-800 Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sarah Connor Linda Hamilton
Director Joseph McGinty Nichol
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Sony Guidance: Violence, swearing and brief nudity. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 29 May 2009

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