Monday, May 25, 2009

Terminator Salvation - Movie Review

Not the perfect summer movie but a good enough summer movie to help you get through a tub of popcorn. Critics haven't been too kind to this installment but I think they're being too harsh. A perfectly serviceable plot works with some eye-popping special effects will get you through the two hour running time with barely a glance at your watch. Christian Bale is tough and intense as he oughtta be so what's the complaint.

Interestingly enough, the movie itself got locked up several times about 45 minutes into it. Think of trying to play a scratched DVD and it locks up on you. You hit pause and play to get over the rough part until it locks up again. If you're lucky, it's only a small part that's scratched and you can finish the movie. That's sort of what happened with this showing and the theatre management finally gave up and gave the audience the choice of free passes to another show at another time and day or shuffling us over to the next theatre that was just about to start the next show. We opted for the passes, stayed while management worked it's way through the rough part of their disc, and managed to finish the movie with little further interruption.

Hmmm, my paragraph about what happened at the movie is longer than my paragraph about the movie itself. Maybe that tells you something.

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