Wow. If you haven’t seen Terminator Salvation yet, and you know who you are, prepare to be blown away. Terminator Salvation gets across the board marks for action, story, character development, and faithfulness to the franchise. Quite simply, it is the blockbuster of the summer.
For those of you in my approximate age group (late 20s – late 30s), the Terminator franchise is a part of our cinematic and cultural history. It gave rise to a new type of sci fi horror film – one in which blended aspects of science fiction and action gave us a stark and sobering look into one potential future. The relentlessness of Arnold Schwazenegger’s “character” in James Cameron’s 1984 Terminator taught audiences that a predator needs neither to be fast or cunning in order to hunt you down and kill you.
For others, Terminator Salvation will be the last in a long line of disappointments.