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Old November 12 2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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Terminator: Salvation *Spoilers*

So I just finished watching this and I have to say I was impressed. After being a huge fan of the first two and having my high hopes for the third destroyed, I really was expecting the worst for this fourth film.

Does anyone have a link to a site that discusses all the different terminator machines that were shown in the movie?

My favorite scene had to be the one where the two motorbike terminators run out from the legs of the huge mech. Man, imagine sending that huge mech back into the 1980's.
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Old November 12 2009, 07:01 PM   #2
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Then the franchise would have been over a lot sooner. Got a problem finding someone? Level the city!

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Old November 13 2009, 09:30 AM   #3
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One thing I liked was how a lot of stuff was done without CGI. It seemed like most of the terminators were models, which is always better imo.
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Old November 13 2009, 10:28 AM   #4
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Agreed. Models are too often underrated. Sometimes they really are far better than CGI.

My favourite visual was the dogfight between a HK and a Warthog, especially when they both flew out of the canyon. First time we've seen a HK in proper daylight?

I really liked the film, and think it's a worhty sequel to the first two. Nice touches that relate back to the previous films: Sarah Connor's voice on the tape of course, but also the use of the Guns N' Roses song.
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Old November 13 2009, 10:42 AM   #5
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they used 50-ish terminator models, almost all of the desert scenes were filmed at a studio about 12 miles from where I live, just south of the sunport in Albuquerque, I had contemplated breaking into the studio to steal one of them
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Old November 13 2009, 03:27 PM   #6
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I haven't seen the movie yet, I guess it'll be out on DVD soon.

I'm anxious to see the CG Arnold.
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Old November 15 2009, 01:18 AM   #7
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I saw it a while ago and I was surprised by how much I liked it. Terminator Wiki or Wikipedia might need have something on all the different kinds of Terminators and technology.
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Old November 15 2009, 03:55 AM   #8
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The Terminator wiki should have info on all the Terminator types used in the movie and then some: http://terminator.wikia.com/wiki/Terminator_Wiki

My favorite of the new batch of Terminators was in the video game but not in the film unfortunately: http://terminator.wikia.com/wiki/Series_7T

That Tetrapod would've been much sweeter to watch in action than the T-600s.

As for T4, I thought the look and feel of the film were great, but the characterization left a lot to be desired. John Connor was too remote, and made some pretty reckless and stupid decisions. He just wasn't someone I liked or routed for, despite the fact that Bale's involvement really got me into the theater. I was disappointed with his performance. Also, Kate was a cipher and the rest of his crew didn't get much in the way of development. Perhaps Moon Bloodgood's character Blair got the most. Common was horrible as Barnes.

The storyline with Marcus and Kyle was much better and I wish this had been more about what the movie was supposed to be about. I think the shift from Marcus to John Connor as the main character and TPTB punking out on the original ending for the film, without going back and really revising the story all the way through to reflect that fundamental change, really hurt the film. I'm not trying to spoil too much for those who haven't watched the film but Skynet does somethings in the movie that left me scratching my head. There are two cool cameos though and a few nods to the previous movies that are nice.

Overall, a decent attempt at the future war, but it could've been much better. I've heard some of McG's plans for a T5, and if it does get made, its going to be even worse than T4, which overall, wasn't that bad.
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Old November 15 2009, 06:35 AM   #9
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Any word on the differences between the director's cut and the theatrical version? The theatrical version felt like it had a lot of the character moments cut out in order to have a shorter, more action packed movie--to its detriment.
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Old November 15 2009, 06:37 AM   #10
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Directors cut has some fan service in it with a hand over boobs shot and some cursing. I couldn't see much else difference.
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Old November 15 2009, 07:15 AM   #11
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I just finished watching it myself and really liked it. With all the bad press I was expecting a shit-fest and was pleasantly surprised.

I really don't get the hate. I think it's infinitely better than T3.
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Old November 15 2009, 07:21 AM   #12
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I wanted to see the Arnold pick up the big gun. I thought the movie trailer was pointing to that kind of reveal.

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Old November 15 2009, 08:00 AM   #13
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The extended cut being released - from what has been revealed - will only have Moon Bloodgood's topless scene readded to the film. It was removed to secure the PG-13 rating that the studio wanted.

There are, however, over 40 other minutes that are still unreleased. Also, from what was reported a while ago, the extended version will only be released on Blu-Ray. They are only releasing a bare bones edition on DVD.
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Old November 15 2009, 08:18 AM   #14
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There are, however, over 40 other minutes that are still unreleased. Also, from what was reported a while ago, the extended version will only be released on Blu-Ray. They are only releasing a bare bones edition on DVD.
I was hoping that wasn't going to be true. So fucking dumb.

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Old November 15 2009, 08:27 AM   #15
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If their not adding the 40 extra minutes to the film, as far as the extended edition is concerned, big fucking deal. I'm in no need of the Blu-Ray or DVD.
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