Saturday night, I drove out to the Garden State Plaza mall to meet up with my friend Doug, and see Terminator Salvation. As you undoubtedly know, this is the latest sequel in the Terminator franchise, and the first not starring Ah-nuld.  I’ve been looking forward to this movie for months, but some of the negative reviews had scared me off for a while.  Also, I had no free time to see a movie!

We caught the 10:35 showing, as did many other people on a busy Saturday night at the mall.  I wasn’t sure why all the traffic surrounding the mall at 10pm, until I saw the carnival set up on the outlying parking lots, sponsored by D.A.R.E.  I lost a lot of time slowly moving through stopped-traffic, trying to get to the AMC movie theater parking garage.  I finally just pulled into another garage, and just ran through the mall to get to the theater.

So, now my review.  You know, I thought it was a good movie.  Usually, I’m tougher on movies than others, but I thought this one was pretty good.  Look, it’s not the greatest drama ever told, but for a Terminator movie, it was pretty entertaining on a summer Saturday night.  Great action, great special effects, a decent story, and scary Terminators trying to kill the characters.  What’s not to enjoy?  Both Christian Bale and Sam Worthington were good as their characters. I thought there was some corny parts near the end, and one piece at the every end that I seriously question the science of, but I’ll let it go.

Good movie.  If you haven’t seen it yet, and you like the Terminator franchise, go see it on the big screen.

Terminator Salvation (2009)

Terminator Salvation (2009)