trailer break: ‘Terminator: Salvation’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer…

Moment-by-moment thoughts as I watched this trailer for the first time:

0:14: “What day is it? What year?” More time travel? Could Judgment Day stay still, temporally speaking, for five minutes so we can get our bearings? Sheesh.

0:37: “I knew it was coming. I thought I knew our enemy.” So, the machines have morphed again, but into what? Skinjobs?

0:48: Judgment Day V3.0 (or are we up to 4.0?) is looking more like the Mad Max apocalypse. Has there been some contamination of the timelines, stuff leaking from one reality to another? Can we get the Doctor on this? Seriously, it can only because Gallifrey’s been destroyed and the Time Lords are no longer keeping an eye on infinity that such corruption of the timestream has been allowed to go on for so long.

0:57: “This is not the future my mother warned me about. Something has changed.” Hasn’t that been the whole point of your life, John? To alter the future? Isn’t it a good thing that it seems to be working? Or are you discovering that messing with time is a job best left to professionals?

1:18: Oh, it is skinjobs. I was kidding. At least, I was thinking about Cylon-type skinjobs, not flesh stretched over metal skeletons, when I joked. Hard to tell here which kind of flesh-colored robot this is. I suspect, though, that we’re looking at a poor ripoff of Battlestar Galactica.

1:25: “Hello. My name is John Connor. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

1:47: “Win or lose, this war ends tonight.” I’m thinking, not so much. The Hollywood Full Employment Act of 2003 that requires that every young man between the ages of 11 and 47 serve their country and their species by portraying John Connor still has many actors yet to cast.

1:59: A Transformer? Well, that’s what you get when you hire McG to direct your robot movie.

Terminator: Salvation opens in the U.S. on May 22, and in the U.K. on June 5.

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