Movie Review: Terminator Salvation

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Synopsis from http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/movieDetail.cfm/i/9E12981F-084C-104A-C9F40180470AA1E8

In the highly anticipated new installment of “The Terminator” film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of 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

My Take:

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This is about man trying to survive and remain as a human. It is about John Connor leading the battle against the machines-even when others don’t believe in him and a few -loke Common- does. It is not risking other people die just because of operational objectives. Lives are at stake and not pride.

It is about Marcus Wright-not knowing that he was manipulated by his dear doctor into becoming he is and is not. He tries to re-assert his humanity in the end by helping Connor blow up the Skynet facility and gave his heart to John Connor-his second chance. We are human not because of our body-It is because who we are -our minds, our hearts-our souls.

This is also about the Christ-figure as potrayed by John Connor. Serving his people even when they doubt him. Leading , fighting, risking it all-just to save his father (future Reese) and also his people. Always being guided by his mother -even through taped messages. It is like the Holy Spirit guiding him in his struggle.

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This is also about women leading the fight-Kate C onnor and Blair Williams-they are not waiting for their men to lead them-they fight on theor own and in their own extpertise

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