How do I feel about the new Terminator movie, which appears to be a mashup of Road Warrior, The Matrix and Transformers? I’m not sure actually. On one hand it looks like a pretty decent action film, with all the gatling gun fire, explosions and tanks crushing skulls you could ask for. On the other, it’s really got nothing to do with the established franchise and is just using the Terminator name as a selling point.
This is just a future apocalyptic war against robots. Yes, they all may happen to be the “Terminator” model, but it’s not like Terminator invented this concept. There’s no Arnold, John Connor is now a grown-up, tough-talking Christian Bale and no one is running away from anything. What the hell is this?
I’m not saying the movie will be bad, actually I think it looks pretty cool. I just feel like the Terminator brand itself is dead, but maybe Salvation will prove me wrong. Here’s to hoping.