Terminator Salvation (2009)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?

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  • Eric Mabius at an event for Terminator Salvation (2009)
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  • Sam Worthington in Terminator Salvation (2009)
  • Christian Bale at an event for Terminator Salvation (2009)
  • Christian Bale and Sam Worthington at an event for Terminator Salvation (2009)
  • Rodrigo Santoro at an event for Terminator Salvation (2009)

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26 May 2009 | phalanx256
| Fantastic action and effects, but check your disbelief at the door...
TS is a film that will wow your eyes and ears. It will be a standard for demonstrating the latest high-end home theater systems for several years. Do not, however, go to this film to stimulate the imagination. The plot has many holes patched with barely-there plot devices. I'm reminded of the film Thank You For Smoking when the character Jeff Mengall spoke of Hollywood plot holes getting filled with lines like "Thank God we invented the... you know, whatever device." In previous Terminator films, you could always assume that sending anything back in time took a lot of energy and resources - that's why you could accept that there was only one Terminator instead of 2+ working together. In this film, we are made to believe that fighting Skynet is like out-maneuvering a herd of angry elephants with laser beams on their heads.

In all, I gave this film a 7 because it does what a good futuristic action film should do: wows the eyes and ears. Just don't forget to check your disbelief at the door.

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Did You Know?


A Terminator's sensors can magnify and analyze substances, like C4, but if it encountered some without a detonator, it would consider it harmless. If a Terminator analyses something new, it adds the data to its individual database.


Dr. Serena Kogan: Marcus. How are you?
Marcus Wright: Ask me in an hour.


(at around 23 mins) Early in the movie when they trap a terminator, it is left hanging by its foot from a cable. When the humans run away, the terminator fires its mini gun at them. The recoil should have made it spin like a pinwheel, but it just hangs rock steady.

Alternate Versions

Released on Blu-Ray as an R-rated director's cut with about three minutes of extra footage:

  • When John Connor and company infiltrate the underground base, a sentry robot pops up and is quickly dispatched. This scene was present in the teaser trailer.
  • Extra dialogue between Connor and Ashdown on the submarine. Ashdown points a gun at Connor's head and says he doesn't believe in prophecy.
  • Blair bathes in the rain for a moment then sees Marcus looking at her. She covers herself and Marcus turns away.
  • The scene with the two marauders is more violent. Marcus is actually showing stabbing one of them in the shoulder with a screwdriver, the fistfight with the second guy is longer, and a bloody impact is seen when Blair shoots one of the marauders in the leg.
  • Longer dialogue from Blair during the campfire scene with Marcus.
  • The sequence of the man being shot trying to scale the fence at the Skynet processing center is slightly longer.
  • John Connor's speech to the remaining resistance forces is extended.
  • The fight between the T-800 and Marcus is a few seconds longer.
  • Marcus trying to revive John Connor is slightly longer.


Main Title
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Written by Brad Fiedel
Used courtesy of StudioCanal


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Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

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