Terminator: Salvation sucked so much that I was rooting for Skynet.
I loathe McG (whose “name” irritates me to my very core) with every fiber of my being at the moment. At one point, I actually leaned over to my movie buddy and asked if we could leave (and I NEVER leave movies — I sat through “The Unborn” for pete’s sake). Do you have any idea how much I have to hate a movie (or a director) for me to want to leave it? Imagine me making that gesture where you hold your arms apart really far. Then imagine that my arms are as big and endless as McG’s ego. That’s how much.
I love the Terminator series. I even defended “Rise of the Machines” as a fun addition to the first two quality films. And T4 could have been good. It could have been good, that is, if McG didn’t make the colossal mistake of thinking that he was up for the task of directing it. It’s like he fell into the classic “we’ll fix it in post” trap…only he forgot the part about fixing it in post.
McG makes me long for the explosions and ridiculous slow-motion sequences of Michael Bay — at least good ‘ol Mikey doesn’t try to do anything other than mindless action.
It goes without saying who is Meccanized in this post.