Thursday, May 21, 2009

Come with me, and we'll be, in a world of total Schadenfreude


The reviews for Terminator Salvation are out.

The Rotten Tomatoes consensus:

With storytelling as robotic as the film's iconic villains, Terminator Salvation offers plenty of great effects but lacks the heart of the original films.

Gee, I wonder where storytelling with heart might've gone?

Now, just for fun, let me quote from a few of the reviews...

There's not much here in the way of way of humanity, even with the strong feminine presence of actresses...It seems the machines have already won.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Gee, I wonder where the humanity might've gone?

there's not so much acting here as there is yelling at different volumes.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Gee, I wonder where the acting might've gone?

(BTW, just as an aside: "Goodykoontz?" Best name ever.)

Fails because it doesn't really get you excited about the return of the franchise... and a lot of that comes down to the cheesy writing and bad acting.

Edward Douglas

Gee, I wonder where the excitement might've gone?

Way to put all your money on the right horse, Fox.

1 comment:

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

OUCH..when the Wayan Brother's Dance Flick gets a higher rotten tomatoes score you might as well create a robot shark for the whole franchise.