With this new still, Terminator Salvation keeps looking more and more promising (previous image)! Will it be more balls to the way post-apocalyptic robot fury or something more akin to sci-fi melodrama scored to Metallica? The film features a pretty long list of producers who should be able to rein in director McG to a tight and more terse narrative that hopefully has more bite than random stylish excess. Stylish excess to me is good when it fits and supports a film or reinforces what is going on at any given moment. Stylish excess falls dead in its tracks when it feels like what your watching onscreen, while interesting, might as well be a commercial break and work more to disconnect a viewer than immerse them. You can look at the works of say Melville and see immediately where excess style can be a good thing, where every single light, shadow and stylization works to further reinforce and better tell the story with cinema.
Action/Sci-Fi. In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.
CHRISTIAN BALE stars as John Connor and SAM WORTHINGTON as Marcus Wright in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action/sci-fi “Terminator Salvation.”
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