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Just got home from seeing Terminator: Salvation.

I'm a huge fan of the Terminator series. Yes, yes, they all have major plot issues and super cheesy moments (read: "hasta la vista, baby") and this flick is no different. A couple of points had me rolling my eyes (i.e. Marcus and John Connor laying on cots across from each other and their idiotic nods to each other and the whole slight plot point leading up to that) and at times I had to force myself to not look TOO deeply into what was going on as it would rip the very foundation of their points apart, and just enjoy the ride.

I had heard in advance that it really wasn't a movie about John Connor, that it was more about Marcus Wright, so I was prepared for that. It was sort of hard to get Kyle Reese pulled apart as his own character at first, as I kept seeing/hearing Yelchin saying "wictor wictor" and "I CAN DO THAT!"

And seriously, how awesome is it for Yelchin to have his first -not one, but TWO- big movies be released within two stinkin weeks of each other? Not only are they movies in beloved franchises, but he also gets to play the role of younger versions two very beloved characters. I'm wondering how this is going to play out over the years. Will it will be something a'la Edward Furlong, where he's The Next Big Thing With a Supposed Great Future and gets bogged down in drugs and bad-boyness? Possibly something somewhat of the Giovani Ribisi situation, where his young face is shoved in to a zillion different shows and movies... and suddenly disappears? Maybe he'll luck out and be something more substantial, someone that gets coveted roles.

Woops, sidetracked.

A couple of the parts creeped the hell out of me, i.e. the 7-11 machine that was grabbing people. (The sound it made chilled me to the very bone.)

Overall, a good flick, as long as you don't think TOO deeply on what is going on. After seeing this, here is how I would rate my top three summer movies:

3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
2. Terminator: Salvation
1. STAR TREK, BOO YA.

...

... sorry. Something just makes me feel as if I need to type STAR TREK in caps at all time, and tack on something like a "WEE, DOGGY!" at the end.

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misoka_mine
Jun. 1st, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
No, I agree with you that STAR TREK! needs to be in all caps, followed by random cheers and/or multiple exclamation points. It was just that good.
aubkabob
Jun. 1st, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
I was wondering, going into see it a 2nd time, if it were truly as awesome as I remembered it. It was only slightly spoiled by the fact that I then knew what was going to happen, and from reading tidbits here and there of people doing their damnedest to poke holes in the plot line.

I still enjoyed it immensely, and cannot wait to buy it on DVD - I NEVER buy a movie on dvd.
leighblack
Jun. 1st, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)
I've already seen Star Trek three times in the theater. And will probably go again! Who ever would have thought that it would be the favorite movie? I'll admit, I was way more looking forward to Wolverine, but then it turned out to be crap. So Star Trek it is!
aubkabob
Jun. 1st, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
Oh how your icon cracks me up.

I had thought that Star Trek was going to be SUPER CHEESY when I initially read about it - a bunch of teeny year-ed unknowns? Come ON.... but as it got closer and closer, I began having an almost obsessive feeling that I NEEDed TO SEE IT. I was almost in a panic when my friend that I go see movies with all the time said she would be out of town opening weekend!

I'm not even a Star Trek fan. I mean, I LIKE star trek, but was always a Star Wars girl.
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