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Terminator Salvation: Awful, awful movie...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mizzougrad96, May 22, 2009.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Holy shit does this movie suck.

    See something else. Anything else.

    There isn't a single cool moment in the film. It's boring. It makes really lame references to the first two. The acting is terrible (With Michael Ironside, Christian Bale and Bryce Dallas Howard, this actually surprises me).

    The kid who plays Kyle Reese as a teenager is the kid from Charlie Bartlett (which I liked). The kid's a decent actor, but horrible casting.

    Awful film.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    The kid is also Chekov in Star Trek.

    This had ginormous suck written all over it for some reason, even with what is on paper a really good cast.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Is this the movie Bale went batshit on the set of? Even if not, I blame sabotage by his enemies in the lighting crew.
  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I blame Harvey Dent.
  5. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Not surprised. Disappointed a little, but not surprised.
    This is just not a franchise that needs updates for now -- a FREE Terminator television show couldn't draw people to watch and just got axed, for crissakes.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    When I heard McG was directing I thought it would suck. When I heard they got Bale for the lead, I was a little more optimistic.

    There were a few people in the theater who got geeked up over a few references to the first two films, but those are the same people who will tell you they liked the Star Wars prequels just because they can't admit that a franchise they once loved has turned to shit.
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    The reason became clear the moment they announced that McG¹ would direct.¹You may remember Mr. McG as the guy who single-handedly destroyed the Charlie's Angels movie franchise in 2003, or possibly as the guy whose attempt to translate rip off The Fast And The Furious into a Fox television series with Tiffani-Amber Thiessen sank like a solid turd after one season. His future plans apparently include destroying the Blade Runner franchise, based on his interviews.
  8. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I still hate him for ruining Charlie's Angels.
  9. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Had to look up an asshat who's ballsy enough to tell someone "My name's McG" on imdb.

    This, I think, says so much:
  10. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Shit-tier movie. It's a drab, relentless film dominated by fighting between soulless machines and even more soulless humans, told via a crappy plot that does crap-all for backstory and provides twists that Ray Charles' corpse can see an hour away. The most interesting character is the little mute girl; maybe the fact she doesn't open her mouth shoots her to the top of the charts. The callbacks had none of the panache of the Star Trek ones, with one exception.

    Avoid this like the public toilet with a ripped up Penthouse on the floor and clam chowder on the seat.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Hope the cinematography was good.
  12. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    More on McFAIL: So, this guy's claim to fame is that he directed music videos for Sugar Ray and Smashmouth? Really? Ho-leee...
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