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Terminator Salvation – Movie Review

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I went into this movie hearing that it sucked and wasn’t very good. Dont listen to those reviews! T4 is a fantastic action flick. It is packed to the brim with explosions and well put together action sequences. I will start off by saying that its not better then T2. But in my opinion, its next on the list.

The Story may not be the most complex in the world and the surprise twist you can see coming a mile away (not to mention it was shown in the trailers). But this is a pure popcorn movie. It is fun and just screams “Awesome”.

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Christian Bale brings his raw intensity that he brings to most roles he plays. He is the best John Connor in any of the films. But the odd thing is, he doesn’t play the main character in the movie. That part goes to Sam Worthington playing Marcus Wright. He steals every scene he is in and its easy to see why he gets more screen time. Anton Yelchin plays a young Kyle Reese. This role suits him much better then his one in Star Trek. (Of coarse he doesn’t have a stupid accent which helps.)

This is by far the most exciting Terminator cause the action doesn’t stop. It would have been nice to have a little more time with the characters to get to know and care about them. I think they were banking on people already knowing who some of these characters are so they didn’t have to worry about that.

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The Good
– Sam Worthington proves why he is going to be one of Hollywood’s newest stars.
– Balls to the Walls Action
– A very welcome surprise near the end made me very happy

The Bad
– More John Connor and his relationships with the other characters would have been nice.
– Helena Bonham Carter was annoying

Terminator Salvation is action film for action fans. If you are looking for deep story, go see something else cause that ain’t here. But i highly recommend it for a fun time at theater.

Overall Rating: 8.0/10

Surprisingly Night at the Museum 2 beat Terminator at the box office this weekend. It made $70 Mil and T4 only took in $51 Mil for a 5 Day total of $65 Mil. My Predictions were way off.


Thor Cast

If you saw Star Trek last weekend, you will know who Chris Hemsworth is. He played Kirk’s Dad in the beginning of the film. After a long time of name dropping and fans wondering who will be the god of thunder, Hemsworth is now officially  THOR. The movie being directed by Kenneth Branagh has also cast the part of Loki (The villainous half brother of Thor). For a long time it seemed that Josh Hartnett was going to land the role, but rather they went a different direction and got British actor Tom Hiddleston.

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After getting Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Edward Norton as The Hulk, it seems that Marvel is dialing down the star power for their next comic book installment. The game plan is to have all the main characters take part in The Avengers film. Could this be a way of cutting back so the budget isn’t gigantic? Casting relatively unknowns as the roles should would be a good way to do that.

I think both could do a decent job as Thor and Loki, but we will have to wait and see if that is the case when the movie comes out in 2011… Next up, Captain America. who’s it goina be!?


Star Trek – Movie Review

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The final frontier gets a much needed reboot in one of the best movies of the year.

I am not a big Star Trek fan. The only episodes i ever watched were a few of the Next Generation. I have seen 2 or 3 of the movies and have only caught a couple of the old original series. So i dont know all the characters or story lines, but maybe that is a good thing. I’m not sure how all the “Trekies” will like the movie but from a outsider point of view, this film was fantastic.

Director JJ Abrams (Lost, MI:3) does a brilliant job making Star Trek Enjoyable for all viewers. At a run time of 2:07 mins the movie flies by fast because of its non-stop pacing. It is constantly on the go and never lets up. Which is great. This is probably one of the most entertaining movies i have seen in years.

One of the biggest feuds in geek history is Star Trek vs Star Wars. I myself have always been a Star Wars guy. But i think after this movie, it might turn things around. Its hard to understand why Episodes 1-3 of Star Wars couldn’t have been like this film. George Lucas could really learn a thing or two from JJ. Actually now that i think of it, this Star Trek actually feels somewhat like Empire Strikes Back. You have the Ice Planet which people could compare to Hoth. Future Spock acts kinda like “a Yoda”.

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Speaking of Future Spock (Leonard Nemoy) and the whole Time Travel aspect of the film, It allows for a whole new story to be told. As he and the villainous Nero (Eric Bana) travel through a black hole/worm hole, they change the course of history making anything possible. This does kinda cheat as every story that had been told is now irrelevant. Things are different now. Does this anger the hardcore fans? Personally, i could care less. This is a fresh start now, a clean slate to make many more Trek movies and make them right.

The Good:
– Chris Pine as Kirk. He does an awesome job, comedic or serious he mixes it perfectly. This will surely skyrocket him to stardom. His interaction with McCoy (Karl Urban) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) was great also.
– The Action Scenes were amazing. Although i dont think explosions work in space because of the lackage of gravity… but they sure do look pretty. And who ever thought John Cho (Sulu) could be a badass?
– Simon Pegg as Scotty. Adds the right amount of comedy at the right time.
– The Directing and Visuals and beautiful. JJ does a great job creating this world and keeping our attention the whole way through.

The Bad:
– Anton Yelchin’s accent. Now i guess the character was suppose to be like that, but it came off as silly and slightly overacted.
– Beastie Boys in Star Trek? Never thought i would hear that. Not sure if this is a Bad thing… Just seems slightly out of place.
– Lens Flare much?
– Would have liked to have had more back story and development of Nero. Eric Bana who is almost unrecognizable in the film does a good job with what he has to work with. Its just hard to understand his motives.

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This is a must see movie for people who like having a good time at the theater. It has Action, Comedy, a little Romance, and a lot of Character.


Over the weekend Star Trek made 72.5 Million Dollars, my prediction was 71 Million. So far my summer movie predictions have been pretty close.


May Movie Madness

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May kicks off Summer Movie season. With the X-men prequel Wolverine on May 1st. The reboot of Star Trek on May 8th. The Da Vinci Code follow-up Angels & Demons on May 15th. The Terminator is back on May 21 along with the sequel to Night at the Museum on the 22nd. Then finally Disney Pixar’s UP on May 29th.

Which of these Blockbusters are you most excited to see?

But who will win the may 2009 opening weekend Box Office?
My predictions:

Wolverine – $84 Million
Star Trek – $71 Million
Angels & Demons – $62 Million
Terminator Salvation – $79 Million
Night at the Museum 2 – $29 Million
Up – $58 Million

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