Please Let Terminator Salvation Be Awesome

(Trailer courtesy of TrailerAddict)

Things that could/should be good:

  • Christian Bale seems like a pretty awesome John Connor
  • I am still carrying a torch for Moon Bloodgood because of the canceled Day Break (and also Journeyman, which is in my Hulu queue, and also because her name is cool)
  • Any opening sequence that uses the Terminator Theme, because it makes anything awesome
  • Use of NIN in the movie and not just the trailer
  • Lot of cool Skynet robots/machines
  • Whatever that flashback is where the guy throws a chair through a window

Things that could be bad:

  • It seems that one of the main plot points centers around John finding out that the Terminators are making themselves look human. This could annoy me because it seems like in every possible future (that I can think of), John would have to know that the machines are going to eventually look like humans since his mom was hunted by one that looked like the Governator, and he was hunted by ones that looked like a creepy emotionless cop and a really hot woman. If they explain it, then fine, but I’m afraid they’re more likely to just gloss over it, and it will nag at me for most of the 130 minutes.
  • If they ignore what’s happening in the TV show. I have been watching the TV show on Hulu and I am getting super addicted (still have about 3 more episodes to watch and I am dying of anticipation)
  • I see more than one potential love interest in the trailers. And considering that future John shouldn’t really have a love interest at all (at least in my opinion), this could be a big problem (for me)
  • Too much stuff exploding. The Star Trek trailers looked kind of the same, though, and that has a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, and I’ve heard it’s good because it’s character driven. Let’s hope that T4 is also character driven and not explosion/special effects driven.
  • If they don’t acknowledge the time travel part. It seems like they could be setting up this first one (hopefully not the next two) to be fairly straightforward and linear. I’m a huge fan of time travel, and that’s one of the main reasons the whole Terminator environment is so fascinating to me

So, I did manage to list more thing that could be good than could be bad. The things that could (and should) be good don’t really require any explanation. Of course, I left off the biggest one: It just looks like it’s going to be good.

I might have to get T1 and T2 from Netflix to watch before I go see this one, just to get properly hyped up.

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4 thoughts on “Please Let Terminator Salvation Be Awesome

  1. Patrick

    Wow, did you go back in time to write this post? Both your good/bad points are all almost exactly what happened in the movie. I completely agree that the scene(s) where John found out that Terminators now looked human were ridiculous. Really, you don't remember being hunted by human looking Terminators earlier in your life? No recollection of that? None? Really?

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    1. nelswadycki

      Actually, if you read here: http://www.mjyoung.net/time/terminat.html it could be that Salvation features “the original” John Connor who is actually not the son of Kyle Reese, but still Sarah Connor's son. I haven't actually seen the movie, so I can't verify if John's behavior is consistent with this theory, though, but it does make it possible that he didn't know about human-looking Terminators.PS: Did I mention I'm a time travel geek? Only a novice, though.

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  2. Patrick

    Wow, did you go back in time to write this post? Both your good/bad points are all almost exactly what happened in the movie. I completely agree that the scene(s) where John found out that Terminators now looked human were ridiculous. Really, you don't remember being hunted by human looking Terminators earlier in your life? No recollection of that? None? Really?

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  3. nelswadycki

    Actually, if you read here: http://www.mjyoung.net/time/terminat.html it could be that Salvation features “the original” John Connor who is actually not the son of Kyle Reese, but still Sarah Connor's son. I haven't actually seen the movie, so I can't verify if John's behavior is consistent with this theory, though, but it does make it possible that he didn't know about human-looking Terminators.PS: Did I mention I'm a time travel geek? Only a novice, though.

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