“Terminator: Salvation” opened this weekend stateside, but won’t be hitting cinemas in the UK and Ireland (and Australia too) until the first week of June.
The Terminator franchise wasn’t necessarily something that needed such a drastic reboot: “Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines” wasn’t a great film, but it wasn’t exactly the nail in the coffin that, say, “Star Trek: Nemesis” was to that franchise.
On the other hand, “Terminator: Salvation” just might be that last straw that it takes for the Terminator franchise to rust and turn to scrap metal. The most forgiving of fanboys and girls might be able to see past its flaws, but if the general reaction of the audience at the screening I attended is anything to go by, the rest of the cinema-going public might not be so forgiving.
I originally thought I’d grade things on an A-F scale, little thinking I’d be using anything lower than a D: I’ve since revised that, and I’m going to work off an A-D scale, with some plusses and minuses thrown in there for good measure.
On said scale, “Terminator: Salvation” gets itself a C- with the full review below.
So the first trailer for “Terminator: Salvation” looked…well, kinda suck, but this new one’s gone up in the last few hours and looks so much better!
Bonus points for using Nine Inch Nails in the trailer, and there are some bits in there that still look a bit…”derivitive” shall we say, but this may not actually be the meh kind of film I was thinking it was.
Trailer’s up now on Trailer Addict and once I can figure out how to embed it, I will…oh, lord I will.