The Terminator is back! But this time it’s not our beloved Governor from California and neither has the protagonist travelled back in time to save the day.
In fact this is the first Terminator movie without Arnold Schwarzenegger and that is set during the post apocalyptic future in the Terminator universe.
The talented Christian Bale (American Psycho, Batman Begins, The Prestige) plays the savior of humanity and future leader of the human rebellion, John Connor. Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village, Lady in the Water, Spiderman 3) is our dear boy John’s pregnant wife. Anton Yetchin is John Connor’s to be right hand man, Kyle Reese. The terminator, if that is in fact the correct term to be used, for this movie is Marcus Wright, played by Sam Worthington (Hart’s War, Dirty Deeds, Fink!).
The story is to be set in a future that has been altered somewhat due to the events that take place during the previous two movies (Terminator2: Judgment Day and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines). This altered future would provide the new owners of the franchise, The Halcyon Company, to lay groundwork for a fresh new trilogy. Director Mcg’s vision of the Terminator series might be interesting considering his previous movies (Charlie’s Angels movies, We are Marshall).
The movie released in the United States on May 21st 2009, and in other regions in the early weeks of June. Although the flick received mixed reviews and has been thrashed by many viewers, the box office collections seem to suggest otherwise. With a worldwide collection of over $200 million and only completed three weeks at the cinemas, the movie is bound to cash in more moolah. And with two more sequels planned in the next 3-4 years, the Terminator can definitely say, “I’ll be Back!”