After the expensive debacle that was Terminator
3, there seemed little point in further dragging down a once-illustrious franchise, the highlight of which was the genius-like Terminator
REVIEW: James Cameron's Terminator
2: Judgment Day helped build a popular film franchise that many considered to have run its course.
Salvation plugs a few of the narrative holes from the first three films and explores the first wave of Skynet machines, including Harvesters which scoop up human prey and two-wheeled Moto-Terminators
which run down stragglers.
Christian Bale's infamous rant on the set of Terminator
Salvation was off the scale and did theWelsh star's reputation no favours.
SALVATION (12A) Verdict: A FTER more than a decade away, there are just 196 days to go before legendary director James Cameron returns to cinemas with his eagerlyawaited pre-Christmas release, Avatar.
Battling all this metallic mayhem is a suitably gloomy Christian Bale as John Connor, a frowning freedom fighter who knows (because he was around in the first three films) that his destiny is interlinked with Skynet and its chorus line of Terminators
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may pack heavy firepower, but one blast of Gort's laser would turn it into scrap metal.
There's a Terminator
on the loose and they've brought an army of little metal friends with them.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) and co-developer Delta and Pine Land Company call it Technology Protection System (TPS), but to almost everyone else these impotent seeds are known as Terminators
: Salvation, as action packed as the previous three Terminator
movies, sees Bale's character leading the human resistance against Skynet, the renegade computer, and its army of Terminators
Everyone knows the Terminators
are transported through time and arrive naked, so it was justified.