Directed by McG, rated PG-13, 115 minutes
Terminator Salvation is a loud, explosive and gaudy action film about a John Connor's struggle to lead the resistance against Skynet in a post-apocalyptic future. Sam Worthington offers a solid performance as the most interesting character in the movie, a new type of cyborg, but the rest of the acting is unimpressive, like Christian Bale, who screams his way through most of the movie. The story isn't really engaging, and everything is a little over the top, but most of the action scenes are entertaining. Terminator Salvation is a letdown when compared to the earlier Terminator films, and this sequel finds it's place among a rash of recent, poorly executed action sequels. You'll like it if: You like post-apocalyptic movies, Christian Bale, The Matrix, Live Free or Die Hard or Rambo.