For those of you that think humanity will survive the upcoming robot uprising, here is video evidence that we are all going to die. Even Christian Bale, master of all things badass — a man who has saved Gotham City twice from disaster — cannot stop the elimination in McG’s soon to be awesome Terminator Salvation. Am I being dramatic? Yes. Is this movie going to rock you to your core? Absolutely, yes.
Salvation tells the story of John Connor (Bale) circa 2018, after the SkyNet led apocalypse has already occurred and machines are fighting to eliminate the last remaining pockets of pesky humans. As he leads the last of our species against an army of Terminators, Connor encounters a mysterious man named Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a man whose last memory is being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.
As you will see in the trailer below, the general premise of the film has finally been revealed. And as far as we can tell, this movie centers upon the discovery that SkyNet has begun to manufacture the human-like Terminators that would eventually become the central characters in the original James Cameron-directed films. And what I am liking most here is the serious grit this film appears to have — it likes it rough and dirty and I like that. McG appears, at least based on what we’ve seen so far, to have really given the post-apocalyptic world some bite. That, and as far as reactions go I’m thinking that Bryce Dallas Howard’s expression in the image above pretty much sums up my thoughts on this movie thus far.
Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 21, 2009.
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