In the highly anticipated new installment of “The Terminator” film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.
This film continues the story which was begun and spread out over three previous films. In this one John Connor is played very well by Christian Bale. Bale plays him as a decisive leader who still retains his humanity and compassion. Skynet is now beginning to fight against humanity with great strength in the year 2018 as it is turning out terminators in abundance. One of the main plots of the film surrounds John Connor’s need to secure the safety of a teenage Kyle Reese, his future father, or Connor will cease to exist. One of the charms of the film is hearing Linda Hamilton’s voice as Sarah Connor, and seeing the photograph of her as originally seen in the first film. Also, a terminator looking exactly like Arnold Schwarzenegger shows up for a pivotal scene. Some of the original music is retained as well. The young man who plays Kyle Reese looks and sounds like the Kyle Reese featured in the first film. The film also features a nice theme of “having a second chance”.
Unfortunately, there is a scene in which a character curses another character with a “Da*n him” and Dove does not award our Seal to films which feature this phrase. In addition, there is other strong language and the violence was almost non-stop. It hit a rating of three in violence which also prevents us from awarding our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to the movie.