Terminator Salvation
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The fourth installment of the Terminator series follows an adult John Connor (played by Christian Bale) as he attempts to organize a human resistance force which could prove to be mankind's last true hope in the war against the machines. Opening in the year 2018, Terminator Salvation finds John Connor's certainty about the future shaken by the sudden appearance of a mysterious stranger named Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), whose last memory is of sitting on death row and awaiting execution. Unable to determine whether Marcus was sent from the future or rescued from the past, Connor… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

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"It brings me very little joy to report that this version of the popular Terminator franchise is silly, obtuse, and pointless."
‑ Laremy Legel, Film.com
"It's a fun time at the movies."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"This is big empty turgid gunk, coming more from the brainless Transformers school than the Cameron Big Art Pop philoso-candy cloth."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"This franchise, like its villains, has become more machine than man."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Filmwell
"Doesn't amount to a hill of screws."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"A shambolic, deafening, intelligence-insulting mess, a crushing failure on almost all counts."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"Terminator Salvation is a confused, humorless grind, with nobody, from the stars to the set designers, prepared to prick its self-importance."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Everything that made the Terminator films great is absent in this film. The violence, the terror, the basic fear is gone ... In this film, children defeat a terminator."
‑ Adam Ross, The Aristocrat
"That the film's overall basic point has already been conveyed by the closing lines of T2 some 18 years ago shows just how completely superfluous this cash grab is."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"If sensation alone makes a movie work for you, then this one succeeds on those strengths every 15 seconds."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"This is the worst big budget summer release I've seen in some time."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"The digital effects are mostly quite dazzling-not just the depictions of towering marauders...but a memorably scary sequence in which a little serpentine robot that's been taken captive thrashes furiously to save its nonlife."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Once the screeching din has died down, you won't recall a single line of dialogue, note of music or plot point that wasn't punctuated with an explosion."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Bangs and clangs and has some impressive effects, but it seems to have forgotten one thing: These movies used to be giddy, rock 'em, sock 'em fun. This one is just plain grim."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"Good action sequences will satisfy the adrenaline junkies and lots of throwbacks to Terminator films of yore will make the Terminator fans happy. There are actually parts of a good movie in here, but the focus is in the wrong place."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
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