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Terminator Salvation (2009)

 -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  21 May 2009 (USA)
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In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?

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In 2003, in the Longview State Correctional Facility, the criminal Marcus Wright is on death row, and is convinced by the cancerous Dr. Serena Kogan to donate his body to her research and he accepts. In 2018, after an unsuccessful attack to a Skynet facility, only John Connor survives, but he discovers that Skynet is developing the powerful new model T-800. Out of the blue, Marcus appears naked and with amnesia in the location. Marcus befriends the teenager Kyle Reese and the girl Star who help him to survive the lethal machines and they travel together in a Jeep. Meanwhile the resistance discovers a signal that might turn-off the machines and John offers to test it. When Kyle is captured by a machine and brought to the Skynet headquarters, Marcus decides to help the youngster and heads to Skynet; on the way, he saves Blair Williams who suggests to him that he should meet John Connor first. But Marcus steps on a mine and is submitted to surgery, when a secret about his origins is ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and language | See all certifications »

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$200,000,000 (estimated)

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£6,936,528 (UK) (5 June 2009)

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$125,320,003 (USA) (4 September 2009)
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Poor pg-13 out of rated R series
31 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I do not see how they go from a good rated R movie series to pg-13 stale movie. I really like the first 3 movies. I went and saw this in the theater with jam packed first midnight showing that day before mass showing in theaters. Really regret paying the price for it.

The main character that took over in this can't remember his name because I just don't see how he could be that good for this kind of movie as the others. Any who this was the worst one out of the four movies. Not only the PG-13 deal, but the plot sucked and characters really did not draw me in as the others.

If they come out with 5th movie please go back to the rated R way and have a different main character. I like the first 3, just not this one at all. For all that rated this high. I hope you enjoyed it. I do not recommend seeing this more than once.


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