Now in the year 2018, adult John Connor must lead people to safety by fighting back against the Machines. Mankind falls not in his hands but in their spirits to arm themselves that is the Resistance. Everything was already prepared for. Total annihilation of Skynet must commence. But something awaits them at the end of the tunnel that is Skynet: captured people for experimentation by the machines. While plagued with opposing tactic as how to best defeat the machines by the men assuming higher power in the Resistance, Marcus Wright came into view shaking Connor's party.amazon
I like the casting of this film. Finally, we no longer have the lousy looks and demeanor of the previous John Connor. Instead, we were offered Christian Bale (Batman, trilogy). Not only is he a good actor, he also got the military looks (and handsome too). He just saved John Connor's character that the previous one ruined.
With Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), it was revealed that he was the first human to be experimented with regenerative abilities back in 2003. Forward to 2018, he still looks the same. For that reason I thought that he was transported from the past to the future. Well, maybe there will be a new movie coming and finally, the story will revolve around time travel and how the Time Displacement Equipment came to be.
I didn't feel any kind of drama in this film. And not because it is teeming with action but it just lacked the dramatic appeal. Even with the father and son moment. I wonder how it would have gone different has it been that James Cameron directed this one.
There was that potential with Marcus and Blair Williams (Moon Bloodgood) for the drama. It's very typical in movies to have love-making scenes and so I wonder why nothing happened between them. Honestly, I waited for that part that never came! While the answer would be because Marcus has part-human and part-machine brain, I still think having sex would be possible unless his hypothalamus or whatever cortex containing that in his brain has been the one replaced with machinery that he's no longer able to be aroused physiologically. With that I mean the hormones for emotions, the longing to be connected with a woman. He still has his heart! What is the purpose of the heart but to deliver blood to the rest of the body? So he would still be capable of the rushing of blood that would lead to, you know. Having his private part is never part of the question since we've seen in the first movie that the Terminator T-101 has his dangling. Although that part was blurred, it was obvious he has one. Otherwise, the female population wouldn't ogle on him in the second movie. Unless, the filmmakers made a mistake on that part.
Again, I'd never fail to quote from this film. As always, despite differing filmmakers in every sequel, the script is just terrific!
You point a gun at someone... you'd better be ready to pull the trigger.
In times of desperation, people would believe what they want to believe. And so, we gave them what they wanted to believe.