I liked it in a Mad Max kinda way. Especially the chase scene starting at the gas station when the harvester showed up(minus the way Marcus was able
to fire up the truck, make a u-turn, open the gas valve and then start pushing the tank at the harvester without it being alerted to and blasting the
heck out of them before getting this all done, but I digress).
Pretty slick how the cycles deployed from the legs and the harvester connected to the transport like a transformer.
At the risk of looking totally stupid, I didn't expect to see Kyle Reese in the movie, although, I should have guessed and was glad they fleshed that
True, one had to try hard to not laugh at some of the fictitious events that were very unlikely, but I was there to be entertained, not to believe.
They did a couple of columns over at IGN about the various terminator models over the history of the movie/TV franchise and at this point, there are
almost too many to keep track of:
Add the other machines seen in flashbacks from the future humans, variations depicted in games etc and...well, yeah.
I doubt the robots needed humans for labor as much as bait and/or spare parts/raw material for their continual evolution towards the types being sent
back in time to deal with the Connor situation. You know, bad breath, sweat, blood etc.
I felt like it was setting up another sequel and wouldn't be surprised if it took place during Kyle's evolution into the father he would become. Too
much drama there for a screenwriter to ignore if you ask me and the future is far more striking than the present as far as entertainment goes.
They still need to 'flesh out' the human harvesting plot as well, so again it wouldn't shock me to see another future depiction.
As boring as it is, I started watching the TV series to catch up whatever story they were developing in the Terminator universe and find some of the
developments they've made there quite interesting...especially the way the last episode ended.
I was disappointed with the way they tried weaving the California drone hoax into the story. Nice try guys, but you failed on that one.