I caught Terminator Salvation screening at Cineleisure just now courtesy of Nuffnang. I’m a big fan of the franchise and I was expecting A LOT from this latest addition to the series. I watch Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles too and was hoping that it’ll have some references to it…and it did!
I think everyone on the Terminator Salvation giveaway list came – it was good to meet up with you all! Props to Nuffnang for the 15 pair of tickets. :)
Anyway, I was there with Jess and managed to get good seats – twin seaters smack dab in the middle of the screen. Awesome! I was a little surprised that there isn’t the usual digicam/cell phone check in counter considering this is a still unreleased movie. It’s a good thing though – the movie premier electronics check in and reclamation takes up a lot of time when exiting the theatre.
However, there was a very strongly worded announcement about no cell phone usage before the show started, which I dutifully heeded since I’m a big fan of the franchise and the last thing I want is to be “escorted out of the theatre” when I’m engrossed with the movie. ;)
Back to Terminator Salvation, you’ll enjoy it heaps if you’re a fan of the franchise. The movie started with pyrotechnics and ended with a scene which would probably make you say something along the lines of “I’ve got sand in my eyes” despite being in a sterile theatre. :p I won’t spoil it for you all but watch out for Sam Worthington’s performance as Marcus Wright. He definitely pulled his weight in this production. Arnold was in the movie too, as a cameo, and as nude as the day he was born ala T2, but the creative use of fog hid his appendage. ;)
However, I think the real star of the movie is Marcus Wright instead of John Conner, and rightly so.