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Terminator Salvation is out…but not in the UK

Posted by LiveFor on May 21, 2009


If you have seen the new Terminator Salvation film let everyone know what it is like. Leave your opinions on it in the comments below. I have to wait until 3rd June before I get to see it.

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Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series (Ep. 1 Preview)

Posted by LiveFor on May 20, 2009

Two years before the events of Terminator Salvation, Resistance fighter Blair Williams embarks on a deadly mission to eradicate a technological threat that is weakening the Resistance’s ability to fight a deadly A.I. called Skynet and its lethal array of Terminator machines.

The Resistance is the last hope for survival. Commanded by the remnants of a decimated military system, resistance fighters battle the machines of Skynet day and night without quitting. Blair Williams (Moon Bloodgood) is one of these fighters. Blair is in her early 30’s and is old enough to remember a normal life but vital enough to learn how to fight. She is highly skilled and superbly courageous – traits that often get her some of the hardest missions.

We meet Blair at the beginning of one of these missions. She has been sent into the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a known hot zone, to seek out and destroy something called “The Ghost” – a code name designated to a machine designed to interfere with Command’s communications. The resistance knows that Skynet is ever evolving and this must be just another tactic to bring down the leadership. Without the ability to talk to each other, the Resistance would simply fracture and collapse. It was already starting to happen.

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Terminator Salvation – TV Spot – Humanity

Posted by LiveFor on May 19, 2009

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Terminator Salvation – Early review sounds promising

Posted by LiveFor on May 18, 2009

Some early screenings of Terminator Salvation have taken place and it sounds like the trailers and footage we have seen so far have been bang on the money. This looks like it could be great.

Variety had this to say about it – Possible spoilers ahead:

McG exhibits an unexpected flair for the dreadful, abrupt and awesome. What we get here — which was perhaps missing on the relatively sunny mental landscapes of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” — is a sense of real horror: When humans are snatched up like Cheez-Doodles by skyscraper-sized Go-bots, there’s no slo-mo relief or stalling. Stuff happens as it might were the world actually overtaken by demonic appliances.

Christian Bale, playing the “prophesized leader of the Resistance” John Connor, may have traded in the Batman body armor for “Road Warrior”-style outerwear, but one thing hasn’t changed: He is, once again, a movie star playing second fiddle. Heath Ledger stole “The Dark Knight” away from him and Sam Worthington (who will appear in Cameron’s “Avatar” this Christmas) heists “Terminator Salvation” from Bale, for the most ironical of reasons: In a movie that poses man against machine, Worthington’s cyborg is the far more human character.

As a steel-beaded logo of Warner Bros. fades away, Marcus (Worthington), on death row for an unexplained crime, gets an 11th-hour visit from Dr. Serena Kogan (Helena Bonham Carter), who wears the headscarf and pallor of a terminal cancer patient. She wants Marcus’ body — literally. She wants to turn him into a cyborg.

Wracked with guilt, resigned to his execution, Marcus agrees to sign the release in exchange for a kiss. “So that’s what death tastes like,” he says, as she leaves him to his lethal injection.

This is not your governator’s “Terminator.”

Bale, meanwhile, playing the adult version of the hero-to-be portrayed by Edward Furlong (“Terminator 2) and Nick Stahl (“Terminator 3”), is as purposeful and furious as anyone played by Arnold Schwarzenegger or Robert Patrick. One suspects he’s been studying Linda Hamilton in “Terminator 2,” although — let’s face it — this is serious business. It’s 2018. Skynet — the “aware” machine — has all but accomplished its self-appointed mission of destroying the threat of people.

But pockets of rebellion continue to operate even if, as in the case of a charred and rubble-strewn Los Angeles, the local contingent consists of just two kids: Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) and the mute/cute Star (Jadagrace).

Kyle — given a slightly geeky and perfectly plausible portrayal by Yelchin (“Star Trek”) — will grow up to father John Connor after being sent into the future to meet Sarah Connor (if you haven’t followed the “Terminator” time line, this is no time to be catching up).

Thus, he has to be preserved. So does John, given that it’s been predicted since 1984 that he’ll be the one to save the world. There’s a lot at stake.

McG’s direction is always intelligent. (He does seem to have a thing for “The Great Escape,” which is referenced several times.) The script by John Brancato and Michael Ferris occasionally goes off the rails. Certainly, their insertion of an existential dilemma for Marcus — “I need to find out who did this to me,” he says, his chrome-plated plumbing having been exposed to the open air — feels very late-inning.

And the obligatory borrowing from the previous movies (“Come with me if you want to live,” “I’ll be back …”) tend to upset the mood created within McG’s bleached-out world, which is very deliberate and doesn’t need the comic relief.

There are great bits though: The thrashing, centipede-like, killer-snake thingie, which has the personality of a wolverine, is a neat invention. So are the biker Terminators, which molt like malignant pinecones off their towering mother ‘bot. A Schwarzenegger lookalike — it isn’t clear whether it’s the ex-actor CGI’d or a complete fabrication — is funny, but in this case apt.

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Arnie in Terminator Salvation – Is this our first glimpse?

Posted by LiveFor on May 14, 2009

We all know by now that Arnold’s likeness is going to be used at some point in McG’s Terminator Salvation. He will again be in it as a T-800 with a CG younger version of his face used in the mix.

io9 have this photo which may or may not be from the film. What do you reckon? Is it real or fake?

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Terminator Salvation – Christian Bale talks about his role as John Connor

Posted by LiveFor on May 12, 2009

Source: MovieWeb

Terminator Salvation is due out on 21st May 2009.

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Terminator Salvation – Behind the scenes footage

Posted by LiveFor on May 12, 2009

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Terminator Salvation – Viral – Nukes, War, Judgment Day

Posted by LiveFor on May 11, 2009

The viral marketing for Terminator Salvation continues. Carter is ambushed by Skynet forces at the evac point as Walker tells of a future in which Skynet is seeking to destroy what’s left of mankind. “The Resistance is all we have left.” Check out more at resistorbeterminated.com.

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Terminator Salvation DVD will have 30 minutes of deleted scenes

Posted by LiveFor on May 11, 2009

McG has been speaking to Collider. He told them that the DVD/Blu-ray release of Terminator Salvation will have half an hour to 40 minutes of deleted scenes.

The deleted scenes would include John Connor giving Sarah Connor style speeches, Moon Bloodgood topless, and the alternate ending.

Here’s McG talking more about what was cut. Be careful if you watch this though as there are some big spoilers. You have been warned.

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Terminator Salvation – Extended Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on May 8, 2009

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