I'm a huge fan of the first two "Terminator" movies, especially the second one with a liquid-y Robert Patrick and special effects that blew my young, impressionable mind at the time. Both of Cameron's early epics were groundbreaking and original, and maybe that's why this new version doesn't stir my coffee. (How many euphemisms will I come up with for a lack of enthusiasm? I don't know. Let's count along and see!) It just looks like your average ordinary apocalyptic dark grainy "Children of Men"/"28 Days Later" flick. With just a hint of "Transformers" thrown in for good measure.
Also, my burro refuses to go up the mountain for this film because I will never forgive McG for the "Charlie's Angels" movies. I know it's shallow and petty of me, but he never sent me an apology letter and my eyes still bleed a little bit when I think of those movies, so I've kept hold of my inner rage. (Okay, on the plus side, he's given us some good "Supernatural" and "Chuck" episodes but that's TV and because I'm feeling stubborn, it doesn't count.)
I think, too, that my giraffe won't bite because I'm not terribly fond of Christian Bale. Why? Well -- and again, I'm totally breaking the geek code of honor here -- I don't like him in the "Batman" movies. He's just got that monotone thing going and the Jack Bauer angry whisper and he makes me sleepy just looking at him. That's not to say I think he's a bad actor -- I'm looking forward to seeing him in "Public Enemy" opposite Johnny Depp, actually -- but I don't believe he's a good action hero actor. Also, dude, he's so angry. All I'm going to be thinking about while watching him battle robots is how he probably beats his caddy. (That was not a euphemism for anything.)
Anyway, I'm sure I'll end up watching "Terminator Salvation" and enjoying it but I'm going to be dragging my beagle all the way through the lobby, not feeling happy about it at all. I would, however, think it's awesome if the robots sang and did magic tricks. Someone needs to make that movie right now, please.
Are you looking forward to the new "Terminator?"