I was fairly law abiding growing up so the first 15 rated film I saw in the cinema was Terminator 2. That was 18 years ago now and there have only been two terminator films since then. Terminator 3 didn’t really make the grade although it wasn’t awful.
I was much more optimistic about this latest installment given its casting of Christian Bale as John Connor. I’ve been a fan of his for quite some time. Remembering his performances in American Psycho, The Machinist amd the 2 latest Batman movies.
What I hadn’t realised before I went was that it was directed by McG who I principally know as the director of the Charlies Angels films.
My overall impression was that it was a very loud film. Lots of the sound effects were similar to those in the first Transformers film and it was a constant aural assault. What I hadn’t expected was the number of “Jump” moments, where I got frights. There were wuite a few scenes wehre something unexpected happened and I jumped – not something i usually enjoy but it worked here.
I think it’s a film worth seeing. Not as good as 2 but better than 3.